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.

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

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.

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.