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.

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."

Innsbruck Via London. 1976.

1976 Canadian Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins What sport collectible almost always comes with a red maple leaf worked somewhere into the design? If your first thought was a figure skating pin from Canada, then you're as sharp as figure skating blades themselves. And right at the center of the pin… Continue reading Innsbruck Via London. 1976.

Tapestry On Ice. 1973.

1973 European Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins Sports event logos and designs can at worst be poorly conceived and executed and at best be both well-designed and memorable. It is a clear case of the latter for the 1973 European Figure Skating Championships, contested in Cologne, West Germany. The intricate, multi-layered… Continue reading Tapestry On Ice. 1973.