Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1987 World Figure Skating Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum, on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, was the venue for the 1987 World Figure Skating Championships in the pre-Olympic year. Cincinnati proved to be an extremely popular host city, with capacity crowds, even for practices, at… Continue reading 1987 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Cincinnati Welcomes the World.
The riverboat, long associated with Cincinnati, is used as a central design element on the pin issued for the 1979 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. In a marvelous feat of engineering, the riverboat glides smoothly along the Ohio River atop a stylized skate blade, with the large paddlewheel pushing it along. After all, it was February when the temperatures in Ohio may have been low enough for the river to freeze over for skating.