1960 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat.

Profile: Lapel Pins and a Medal from the 1960 European Championships, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in the Bavarian Alps, is sometimes said to be Germany's undisputed winter sports capital. In support of that claim, one has only to look at the long history of sport associated with the city, including as host of the 1936 Olympic… Continue reading 1960 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat.

1962 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Prague Redux.

Profile: Lapel Pins and Participant Medal from the 1962 World Figure Skating Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia Following the February 1961 crash of Sabena Airlines Flight #548, which killed the entire U.S. figure skating world team—plus coaches, parents, family members, and dozens of others—and the subsequent cancellation of the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships scheduled for Prague,… Continue reading 1962 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Prague Redux.

1967 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: 20 Sides to Every Story.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1967 European Figure Skating Championships Pins, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia The first major international figure skating event held in Yugoslavia was the 1967 European Figure Skating Championships in Ljubljana. Some 114 skaters from 17 nations arrived in the city in late January–early February of that year for the event. According to reports,… Continue reading 1967 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: 20 Sides to Every Story.

Beauty and the Beast(s). 1968.

1968 European Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins In its impressive 1,000-plus-year history, the city of Västerås, Sweden, has hosted a single major ISU event: the 1968 European Figure Skating Championships, the subject of today's blog. And although Västerås has not been a hotbed for championship figure skating, the 1968 European Championships… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast(s). 1968.

In the Adirondacks. 1965.

With a long and storied history of hosting major winter sports events—from speed skating to skiing to hockey to bobsledding to figure skating—Lake Placid, New York, rolled out the red carpet in mid-February for the nation's premiere figure skating event, the 1965 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.