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.

The Night the Lights Went Out. 1977.

The 1977 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, held at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, is memorable not only for some great skating in a post-Olympic year but for the night the lights went out. During the ladies championship event, a sudden power failure knocked out the mercury vapor lights and plunged much of the… Continue reading The Night the Lights Went Out. 1977.