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.

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

The Bratislava Loop. 1958.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1958 European Championships "Behind the Iron Curtain," where one dared never to go, was Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, site of the 1958 European Figure Skating Championships and where a large contingent of the continent's best figure skaters joined for strong competition in late January and early February. Like many other European Championships (and… Continue reading The Bratislava Loop. 1958.

Leningrad 20 Years Later. 1990.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1990 European Championships. Twenty years had passed since the last European Figure Skating Championships had been staged in Leningrad, USSR.1 So it was, perhaps, a momentous occasion when the 1990 Europeans came to that city in late January. Their 1970 predecessor event was now a distant memory, and new memories were… Continue reading Leningrad 20 Years Later. 1990.

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.