Calgary 1988 – Mascots Hidy & Houdy

Designer: Sheila Scott


In November 1983 OCO’88 presented the polar bears Hidy and Howdy as official mascots of the Games. For the first time there are two mascots, one female and one male. The names were selected in a public competition. The polar bear is a native mammal of Canada. Its habitat is the Arctic, the region around the North Pole. Although polar bears are predators, their image is very positive, and especially children love them. Sheila Scott presented her two mascots Hidy and Howdy in all sports, sometimes there are even figures for all disciplines. Not only were the mascots shown in large format at the competition venues, but they were also available as T-shirts or pins, for example, in souvenir shops. Since they had been developed before the Look of the Games was created, they do not have any recognizable elements or colours from the design theme created at a later stage. For this reason, they do not quite fit into the overall Look of these Winter Games.


Alpine skiing – downhill

Alpine skiing – slalom

Alpine skiing – downhill

Alpine skiing – slalom

Biathlon


Bobsleigh

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey


Figure Skating men

Figure Skating ladies

Figure Skating pairs

Luge

Luge


Ski Jumping

Speed Skating

Speed Skating

Short Track - Speed Skating

Curling (Demonstration)


Curling (Demonstration)

Aerials (Demonstration)