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.

On the Flip Side. 1986.

1986 World Junior Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins For the second time in three figure skating seasons, the best junior-level skaters from more than 20 nations gathered in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, to compete for a world title when the 1986 World Junior Figure Skating Championships came to town. It was just two… Continue reading On the Flip Side. 1986.

Ottawa: Canada’s Skateway. 1981.

For the 1981 Skate Canada event, two pins were issued: a standard pin for sale to the public and a second, larger version given only to competitors, officials, and volunteers. The standard pin is on a silver-color base metal with red enamel fill; generous radial corners create both visual interest and a pleasing profile. The larger version of the pin swaps out the silver background for white but features the same overall design.