1981 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Worlds of Firsts.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1981 World Figure Skating Championships, Hartford, Connecticut The 1981 World Figure Skating Championships event, held at the Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, was chock full of firsts. To name a few: Scott Hamilton captured the first of his four consecutive world titles there. Similarly, the U.K.'s dynamic dance duo, Jayne… Continue reading 1981 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Worlds of Firsts.

Black Ice in Tokyo, Part II. 1985.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1985 World Championships For just the second time in World Figure Skating Championships history, the event was held outside Europe or North America when it returned to Tokyo in 1985. The city once again welcomed competitors from around the globe to Yoyogi National Stadium for the early March event and once… Continue reading Black Ice in Tokyo, Part II. 1985.

The Dortmund Three. 1983.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1983 European Championships Good things come in threes, it is said. The proof? Well, think of ... Wishes. Triplets. Little pigs. Wise men. Columbus' ships. Figure skating pins. That last one may not be as well known to all, and to be more specific about it, consider the pins made to… Continue reading The Dortmund Three. 1983.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside. 1987.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1987 World Junior Championships By 1986, Kitchener-Waterloo, in Canada's Ontario province, was an old pro hosting major figure skating events like the Canadian Figure Skating Championships and Skate Canada, having seen those events contested there in 1980 and 1982, respectively. The city welcomed another major event and the world's best junior… Continue reading Baby, It’s Cold Outside. 1987.

Limited Edition Pin. 1987.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1987 Skate Canada According to a report in Skating magazine on the 1987 Skate Canada competition, held in Calgary, Canada, the pin issued to commemorate the event was produced in limited number and sold out before the event had concluded. That left collectors and others attending the event who not yet… Continue reading Limited Edition Pin. 1987.