1986 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Pins: Lost On Long Island.

Profile: Lapel Pins – 1986 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Uniondale, New York When you fly into JFK in New York and take a taxi to Uniondale, on Long Island, but your taxi driver gets lost (twice!) on the way—or maybe just pretends to be lost in order to run up the meter on an unsuspecting… Continue reading 1986 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Pins: Lost On Long Island.

1982 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Sellout Crowd.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1982 World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark It's an odd thing about Denmark and figure skating. For a country that has never produced a figure skater who has placed in the top three at the World or European Figure Skating Championships (competing under the Danish flag, that is), it has collectively hosted… Continue reading 1982 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Sellout Crowd.

1982 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Let’s Go, Brandon!

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1982 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Brandon, Canada From reports filed at the time, it was bitterly cold outside when the 1982 Canadian Figure Skating Championships came to Brandon, Manitoba, in late January of that year. Fortunately, some exciting skating—and unexpected results—helped to warm up the spectators inside and make for… Continue reading 1982 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: Let’s Go, Brandon!

1980 World Figure Skating Championships Pin: A Missed Opportunity.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1980 World Championships, Dortmund, West Germany Rightly or wrongly, the city of Dortmund, Germany, is known more as an industrial hub rather than as a glamorous and cosmopolitan city like Munich or Berlin. But that fact hasn't stopped Dortmund from a racking up a long history of hosting major figure skating… Continue reading 1980 World Figure Skating Championships Pin: A Missed Opportunity.

1982 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Lion of Lyon.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1982 European Championships, Lyon, France After an 11-year hiatus, a major figure skating event again came to Lyon, France, when the 1982 European Figure Skating Championships were contested there. It is the same city where the 1971 World Figure Skating Championships had enthralled the locals, and where capacity crowds would… Continue reading 1982 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Lion of Lyon.