When the 1958 U.S. Figure Skating Championships were held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in late March of that year, weather history shows that the temperatures were in the 30°F to 35°F range. Although that’s likely nowhere near a record temperature of any kind for Minneapolis, the 1958 Championships still entered the record books as the first national championship to be commemorated with a collectible lapel pin. And a handsome and well-made figure skating pin it is.
The pins and medal produced to commemorate the 1985 Skate America event in St. Paul Minnesota hold the distinction of being among the most inconsistent as to location of the event. It's an unusual problem, to be certain, and perhaps compounded by St. Paul and Minneapolis often being referred to as the "Twin Cities."