1978 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: In the Form of a Medallion.

Profile: Medallion from the 1978 European Championships, Strasbourg, France Going back to at least the early 1950s, it was rare for a major event such as the World or European Figure Skating Championships not to be commemorated with a lapel pin—whether a souvenir version that was available for sale to the public or a special… Continue reading 1978 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: In the Form of a Medallion.

1982 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Lion of Lyon.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1982 European Championships, Lyon, France After an 11-year hiatus, a major figure skating event again came to Lyon, France, when the 1982 European Figure Skating Championships were contested there. It is the same city where the 1971 World Figure Skating Championships had enthralled the locals, and where capacity crowds would… Continue reading 1982 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Lion of Lyon.

Paris to Cortina to Garmisch. 1956.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1956 European Championships Concluding just five days before the 1956 Olympic Winter Games opened in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, the 1956 European Figure Skating Championships in Paris crowned Europe's best skaters during essentially a stopover on their way to Northern Italy. Then, just ten days after the Games concluded, the world's best… Continue reading Paris to Cortina to Garmisch. 1956.

A Threepeat. 1978.

1978 World Junior Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins For a third consecutive year, the ski resort of Megève, France, hosted an important international figure skating event when the 1978 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were contested at the city's Palais des Sports. The two prior junior world events in 1976 and… Continue reading A Threepeat. 1978.

C’est Beau. 1971.

The pins produced for the 1971 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Lyon, France, are among the most beautiful made to commemorate any major event. A combination of classic design, high production value, vivid colors, and unmistakable French flair elevate the pins to an elite class. These figure skating pins can be best summed up in one way: C'est beau.