1982 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Sellout Crowd.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1982 World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark It's an odd thing about Denmark and figure skating. For a country that has never produced a figure skater who has placed in the top three at the World or European Figure Skating Championships (competing under the Danish flag, that is), it has collectively hosted… Continue reading 1982 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Sellout Crowd.

1987 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Cincinnati Welcomes the World.

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.

1962 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Prague Redux.

Profile: Lapel Pins and Participant Medal from the 1962 World Figure Skating Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia Following the February 1961 crash of Sabena Airlines Flight #548, which killed the entire U.S. figure skating world team—plus coaches, parents, family members, and dozens of others—and the subsequent cancellation of the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships scheduled for Prague,… Continue reading 1962 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Prague Redux.

1981 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Worlds of Firsts.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1981 World Figure Skating Championships, Hartford, Connecticut The 1981 World Figure Skating Championships event, held at the Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, was chock full of firsts. To name a few: Scott Hamilton captured the first of his four consecutive world titles there. Similarly, the U.K.'s dynamic dance duo, Jayne… Continue reading 1981 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Worlds of Firsts.

1957 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Roundup from the Rodeo.

Profile: 1957 World Figure Skating Championships Pins Some of the finest figure skating pins from World Championships come from events held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the skating mecca in the near-middle portion of the state. It never hurt, either, that those events were held at the famed Broadmoor Ice Palace (later, the World Arena) formerly… Continue reading 1957 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Roundup from the Rodeo.