Baby, It’s Cold Outside. 1987.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1987 World Junior Championships By 1986, Kitchener-Waterloo, in Canada's Ontario province, was an old pro hosting major figure skating events like the Canadian Figure Skating Championships and Skate Canada, having seen those events contested there in 1980 and 1982, respectively. The city welcomed another major event and the world's best junior… Continue reading Baby, It’s Cold Outside. 1987.

Innsbruck Via London. 1976.

1976 Canadian Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins What sport collectible almost always comes with a red maple leaf worked somewhere into the design? If your first thought was a figure skating pin from Canada, then you're as sharp as figure skating blades themselves. And right at the center of the pin… Continue reading Innsbruck Via London. 1976.

Sapporo Via London. 1972.

The 1972 Canadian Figure Skating Championships were marked with a handsome lapel pin reflective of both the time and culture. Many figure skating pins issued for events are adorned with local or national symbols, and that is certainly the case with the 1972 Canadians pin. Sitting proudly in the center is the Canadian maple leaf in red, with a figure skating pair superimposed in contrasting white and gray.

Another Wonky One. 1985.

1985 Skate Canada at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins Not one but two Skate Canada pins from the 1980s feature failed attempts at calligraphic lettering. The 1985 Skate Canada pin is one of the two, with letters and numerals that are uneven in size and form, crowded and inconsistently spaced, and off-axis. There… Continue reading Another Wonky One. 1985.

Two Firsts in One. 1978.

The 1978 World Figure Skating Championships is believed to be the first world event to be commemorated with a pin specifically by the host city. In the gallery here at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins are four pins from the Ottawa event, including the city pin, which could be considered to be the most interesting of the four.