Profile: Lapel Pins – 1963 European Championships, Budapest, Hungary Now more than 60 years ago, the best figure skaters on the European continent came together in Budapest, Hungary, for the 1963 European Figure Skating Championships, held at the outdoor Kisstadion in early February. It was the fourth time the event had been contested in the… Continue reading 1963 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Different But the Same.
Behind the Iron Curtain. 1955.
Creativity and extra dimension define the pins and medal that commemorate the 1955 European Figure Skating Championships, which took place at City Park Ice Rink, a massive outdoor facility in central Budapest, Hungary. It was the third time the city had hosted the annual test to determine Europe's best figure skaters but only the second time in post-World War II Europe that the event had been held behind the so-called "Iron Curtain." Those gathered for the event were treated with a figure skating pin unlike most others.