Collectible lapel pins from the 1965 World Championships in Colorado Called the "world capital" of figure skating by many, Colorado Springs, Colorado, hosted the 1965 World Figure Skating Championships. The site was the famed Broadmoor World Arena on the grounds of The Broadmoor resort and hotel. Although the World Arena was demolished in 1994—and with… Continue reading 1965 World Figure Skating Championships: At The Broadmoor.
Collectible lapel pins from US Figure Skating Championships held in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s Lapel pins have been around for more than a hundred years—showing up in sports, politics, military, business, religion, education, and more—and some say the origins of pins can be traced to the first modern Olympic Games held in 1896 in… Continue reading US Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Early Years.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1966 European Championships, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia European designers of logos and identities for figure skating events in the mid-20th century had a clear fascination with the compulsory figure known as the loop, incorporating some version of it—usually stylized—into many an event brand. And the loop appeared again on the various 1966 European… Continue reading 1966 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Bratislava Loop II.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1963 European Championships, Budapest, Hungary Now more than 60 years ago, the best figure skaters on the European continent came together in Budapest, Hungary, for the 1963 European Figure Skating Championships, held at the outdoor Kisstadion in early February. It was the fourth time the event had been contested in the… Continue reading 1963 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Different But the Same.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1965 European Championships, Moscow, USSR Fifty-four years had elapsed since a European Figure Skating Championship had been contested on Russian soil, the first taking place in 1911 in St. Petersburg long before the USSR came into being. So when the 1965 European Figure Skating Championships came to the Soviet capital of… Continue reading 1965 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Strange But Not Unusual.