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Figure Skating at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games

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Host City: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Date Started: February 8, 1936
Date Finished: February 15, 1936
Events: 3

Participants: 84 (41 men and 43 women) from 17 countries
Youngest Participant: JPN Etsuko Inada (12 years, 4 days)
Oldest Participant: LAT Verners Auls (46 years, 186 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): GER Ernst Baier (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): AUT Austria (3 medals)


Once again the figure skating was conducted outdoors, at the [Olympic Ice Stadium]. It had previously been held indoors only in 1920 and 1932. 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. The number of judges' in international figure skating had been fairly standard at seven, but in 1936, the pairs event had nine judges.