Profile: Participant Medal – 1980 European Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden Stories about figure skating pins and collecting that have been handed down from collector to collector—the folklore—are among the most valuable bits of information from the "golden age" of collecting. Here at The Netropolitan, we strive to preserve those memories since they help to document a… Continue reading 1980 European Figure Skating Championships Medal: On Folklore.
Profile: Lapel Pin – 1985 European Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden Sub-zero temperatures may have dampened attendance at the 1985 European Figure Skating Championships, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, but for those who braved the Nordic blast, the pin issued to commemorate the event at least figuratively warmed and brightened their day. The cheerful blue pin, simplistic yet… Continue reading 1985 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: A Nordic Blast from the Past.
Profile: A Lapel Pin and Medal from the 1972 European Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden What goes around comes around, it is said, which is true when it comes to figure skating pins. That's certainly the case with the design for the 1972 European Figure Skating Championships pin and medal. Drawing from what was done for the… Continue reading 1972 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: A Crowning Achievement
1968 European Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins In its impressive 1,000-plus-year history, the city of Västerås, Sweden, has hosted a single major ISU event: the 1968 European Figure Skating Championships, the subject of today's blog. And although Västerås has not been a hotbed for championship figure skating, the 1968 European Championships… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast(s). 1968.
On a gold-colored base metal, the pin made to commemorate the 1976 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, is topped with a thick acrylic cover that sits slightly above the base. Beneath is a design executed in gold and blue—colors commonly associated with Sweden—that features male and female figure skaters in a mirror pose, arms and legs stretched in close unison. But there's much more to this central design element than meets the eye ...