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Figure Skating at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Games

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Host City: Lake Placid, United States
Date Started: February 8, 1932
Date Finished: February 10, 1932
Events: 3

Participants: 39 (18 men and 21 women) from 13 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Cecilia Colledge (11 years, 73 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Joseph Savage (52 years, 267 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 12 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States and AUT Austria (2 medals)


For the first time, the Olympic Winter Games figure skating competition was contested indoors, at the [Olympic Arena] in Lake Placid. In 1920, it had also been contested indoors, when on the Summer Olympic Program. Men and women skated compulsory figures and a free skating program, with the compulsory figures counting towards 60% of the final score, while pairs skated a single free skate program. Overall placements were determined by the majority placement system.