1972 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: A Crowning Achievement

Profile: A Lapel Pin and Medal from the 1972 European Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden What goes around comes around, it is said, which is true when it comes to figure skating pins. That's certainly the case with the design for the 1972 European Figure Skating Championships pin and medal. Drawing from what was done for the… Continue reading 1972 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: A Crowning Achievement

A Different Kind of Stampede. 1977.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1977 Canadian Championships Eleven years before there was a call to "Come Together in Calgary" for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, the 1977 Canadian Figure Skating Championships brought a different kind of stampede—the best skaters in the land—to Calgary to compete for national titles. And what would any event held in… Continue reading A Different Kind of Stampede. 1977.

Lighting the Way. 1978.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1978 Canadian Championships Victoria, British Columbia, on Canada's west coast, is known for many things: the magnificent Empress Hotel and afternoon tea; abundant flowers from prolific gardens, including the famed Butchart Gardens; an elegant, old-world style that helps define the nearly 180-year-old provincial capital; the world's largest freestanding totem pole; and… Continue reading Lighting the Way. 1978.

The Loop Emerges. 1964.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1964 World Championships Just shy of a month after the Olympic Winter Games, the 1964 World Figure Skating Championships opened in Dortmund, West Germany, at the Westfalenhallen. Dortmund had previously hosted one major international figure skating event—the 1953 European Championships—so this was the first world figure skating meet held there. The… Continue reading The Loop Emerges. 1964.

It’s a Ligature. 1973.

The pin made to mark the 1973 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, held in Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota, has an all-American look. On a silver-color base metal, red, white, and blue enamels dominate the center pin design that includes a representation of the U.S. flag, a skate boot and blade, and the year, "73."