The Maine Event. 1986.

For only the second time in its short history, Skate America was held in a state other than New York. Top competitors from around the world gathered in Portland, Maine, for the 1986 Skate America event. That Skate America was also the first major figure skating competition to be held in the northernmost New England state.

City of (Faded) Roses. 1978.

Figure skating's best traveled to the Pacific Northwest in early February for the 1978 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, held in Portland, Oregon. Commemorating the national event was a small, round pin that has earned a certain distinction. The soft, uncoated silkscreen finish is perhaps the most delicate ever used in production of a pin for a major championship.