Serpent on the 1949 European Championships pins is steeped in Milan's history Many decades before Milan became a fashion center of Italy, the cultural hub welcomed Europe's most fashionable figure skaters to the 1949 European Figure Skating Championships. The event was one of firsts and lasts: it was the first European Championships to be held… Continue reading 1949 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Biscione.
Held in the winter sports haven of Davos, Switzerland, from February 11 to 15, the 1948 World Figure Skating Championships were only the second to be contested following a seven-year suspension of the event (1940–1946) caused by World War II. At the 1948 Worlds, competitors and others received the well-made pin of the Internationaler Schlittschuhclub Davos as a keepsake of their participation.
At the 1947 European Figure Skating Championships, held in Davos, Switzerland, the well-made pin of the Internationaler Schlittschuhclub Davos was given out as a memento to competitors and others associated with the event. The 1947 pin is one of only a few issued for a European Championship to feature a flower, in this case the much-beloved and well-known Edelweiss of Switzerland and Austria.