Profile: Lapel Pin from the 1989 European Championships, Birmingham, England The record books show that the 1989 European Figure Skating Championships were held in Birmingham, England, but who can remember that event? Or who competed and won? Or who emerged as a new name for the future? That all makes the 1989 European Figure Skating… Continue reading 1989 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: Who Can Remember?
Commemorative medals, often issued by a host federation, were commonly presented to medal winners and others at early World Figure Skating Championships and European Figure Skating Championships. Such is the case with the provenance-laden medal featured in this gallery, given for second place in pairs skating at the 1937 World Figure Skating Championships, held in London, England.
The year 1912 is perhaps most remembered for the sinking of the British passenger liner RMS Titanic on April 15 during its maiden voyage. But just a few weeks prior to that disaster, the best men and pairs skaters gathered in the United Kingdom, in Manchester, for the 1912 World Figure Skating Championships. The medal shown here is another in the collection of The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins that was presented to Olympic and World champions Ludowika Eilers and Walter Jakobsson for their second place finish in pairs at the event.
In 1924, for only the fourth time in its relatively short history, the World Figure Skating Championships were held in the United Kingdom, this time in Manchester. Although record books can easily provide a list of who won what and when in the world of figure skating, little is known about pins from events that took place decades ago. That is true of the 1924 World Figure Skating Championships.
At the 1939 European Figure Skating Championships, held in London, England, for ladies, an octagonal-shaped pin with ribbon was issued and is a fine reminder of a golden age of figure skating.