It is said that the earliest ice skating took place in the south of Finland over 4,000 years ago.  Skates consisted of bone that was sharpened and flattened before being strapped to the bottom of the foot.  Once the steel blade with sharpened edges was invented, ice skating truly took off.
Today, ice skaters from around the world hold membership in clubs and compete in tournaments.  These public displays of skill and expertise hold proud moments for all those involved.  Winners of competitive skating events know that they truly are the best.  Custom lapel pins handed out at these events help perpetuate this idea.
Easy to Travel With, Custom Lapel Pins Are Great Keepsakes
Custom lapel pins are lightweight, durable, and easy to transport from one location to the next.  That’s why they make the ideal gift for ice skaters that travel all around the world to compete.  They can easily be stashed in the coach’s or skater’s suitcase or carry-on bag until they reach their destination.
Glitter and Other Add Ons Make Pins Appealing and Presentation Worthy
Many competitive ice skating teams include glitter in their pins because it gives off the appearance of ice.  It also makes them visually attractive to wear and display.  Add-ons like these are common on sports lapel pins.  The reason behind it is this:  The more appealing the pin the greater the chance that the team or skater will be recognized because of it.
Identifying Information Makes It Easy to Measure Progress
The team whose pin is pictured in the blog is from Illinois.  They decided to include information about their city, state, and team name as a way to stand out in the crowd.  They also included a great skating reference for everyone to enjoy.  Details like these take average lapel pins and make them personal and memorable.  Those are two things that you want to be when skating competitively.
Signs of Teamwork, Perseverance, and Strength
Ice skating award pins honor skaters for their hard work, perseverance, and strength. These small tokens of appreciation also encourage others around them because the pins are attractive and collectible.  Coaches that want to take their competitions to the next level may want to consider ordering custom lapel pins for all of their skaters.  This gesture is not only nice but results oriented.
If you’re looking for a way to get noticed at this year’s ice skating championship, give each member of your team a custom lapel pin from All About Pins.  Designed with your team in mind, they can be as small or as large as you want them to be.  Visit http://www.allaboutpins.com/photogallery.html to see samples of pins we have created for others in the past.  You can also email info@allaboutpins.com or call 1-866-604-9462 today.