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.

1957 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Roundup from the Rodeo.

Profile: 1957 World Figure Skating Championships Pins Some of the finest figure skating pins from World Championships come from events held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the skating mecca in the near-middle portion of the state. It never hurt, either, that those events were held at the famed Broadmoor Ice Palace (later, the World Arena) formerly… Continue reading 1957 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Roundup from the Rodeo.

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 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.

Black Ice in Tokyo. 1977.

1977 World Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins For the first time in World Figure Skating Championships history, the event was held outside Europe or North America when the 1977 World Championships came to Asia. The city of Tokyo, Japan, welcomed competitors from around the globe to Yoyogi National Stadium for the… Continue reading Black Ice in Tokyo. 1977.