List of Olympic venues in figure skating

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For the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, the Olympic Arena became the first indoor Winter Olympic venue when it hosted the figure skating events. Forty-eight years later as Olympic Center, the venue hosted figure skating events for the second time.
Pacific Coliseum hosted the figure skating events for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

For the Summer and Winter Olympics, there are 27 venues that have been or will be used for figure skating. This is one of two sports in the Winter Olympics to debut in the Summer Olympics with ice hockey being the other.[1] The first venue for the event took place during the 1908 Games was held indoors.[2] Twelve years later, the venue joined ice hockey as another Winter Olympic sport in the Summer Olympics.[3][1] For the first two Winter Olympics, figure skating was held outdoors.[4][5][6] With figure skating being held outdoors, there were weather concerns with thawing for the first two Winter Games.[7] A suggestion by International Olympic Committee President Count Henri de Baillet-Latour to 1932 Olympic Organizing Committee President Godfrey Dewey in September 1930 led Dewey to create the first indoor arena for the Winter Olympics.[7] For the 1936 Games, the venue was covered partially.[8] Following World War II, the 1948 venue became the first venue to be used twice at the Winter Olympics since it had been used twenty years earlier.[9] Figure skating's final competition that took place outdoors was in 1956 though that venue has since had a roof added to it.[10] Since 1960, all figure skating competitions have taken place indoors.[11] Three National Hockey League (NHL) venues have hosted Olympic figure skating competitions: the 1988 (both venues) and the 2010 though the NHL Vancouver Canucks moved out of the 2010 venue following the 1994-95 season.[12][13][14][15][16] The 2002 venue was a National Basketball Association (NBA) venue which meant the Utah Jazz was on a road trip during the 2002 Games.[17][18]

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1908 London Prince's Skating Club None Not listed. [19]
1920 Antwerp Palais de Glace d'Anvers Ice hockey Not listed. [3][1]
1924 Chamonix Stade Olympique de Chamonix Cross-country skiing, Curling, Ice hockey, Military patrol, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing), Speed skating 45,000. [4]
1928 St. Moritz St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink Ice hockey, Speed skating 4000 [5][6]
1932 Lake Placid Olympic Arena Ice hockey (final) 3360 [7]
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Olympia-Kunsteisstadion Ice hockey (final) 17,000 [8]
1948 St. Moritz Olympic Stadium Ice hockey (final), Speed skating Not listed. [9]
1952 Oslo Bislett stadion Bandy (demonstration), Speed skating 29,000 [20]
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Olympic Ice Stadium Ice hockey 12,042 [10]
1960 Squaw Valley Blyth Arena Ice hockey (final) 8,500 [11]
1964 Innsbruck Olympiahalle Ice hockey 10.836 [21]
1968 Grenoble Le Stade de Glace Closing ceremonies, Ice hockey 12,000 [22]
1972 Sapporo Makomanai Ice Arena (final) Ice hockey (final), Closing ceremonies 2,700 [23]
Mikaho Indoor Skating Rink None 12,000 [24]
1976 Innsbruck Olympiahalle Ice hockey (final) Not listed. [25]
1980 Lake Placid Olympic Center Ice hockey 8,500 (ice hockey)
2,000 (figure skating)
[26]
1984 Sarajevo Skenderija II Hall Ice hockey 15,000 [27]
Zetra Ice Hall Closing ceremonies, Ice hockey (final) 15,000 [28]
1988 Calgary Olympic Saddledome (final) Ice hockey (final) 16,605 [12]
Stampede Corral Ice hockey 6,475 [13]
1992 Albertville La halle de glace Olympique Short track speed skating 9,000 [29]
1994 Lillehammer Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre Short track speed skating 6,000 [30]
1998 Nagano White Ring Short track speed skating 7,351 [31]
2002 Salt Lake City Salt Lake Ice Center (was called Delta Center before the games,but renamed due to the no-commercialization policy). Short track speed skating 17,500 [17]
2006 Turin Palavela Short track speed skating 8,000 [32]
2010 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum Short track speed skating 14,239 [14]
2014 Sochi Sochi Olympic Skating Centre Short track speed skating 12,000 [33]
2018 PyeongChang Gyeongpo Ice Hall Short track speed skating 12,000 [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sports-reference.com profile of the men's Ice Hockey at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  2. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 288-89. Accessed 21 March 2011.
  3. ^ a b Sports-reference.com profile of Figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  4. ^ a b 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 645, 648-50. (French)
  5. ^ a b 1928 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. p. 46. (French) Accessed 10 October 2010.
  6. ^ a b 1928 Winter Olympics official report. Part 2. pp. 1-7, 15. (French) Accessed 10 October 2010.
  7. ^ a b c 1932 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 141, 150-57. Accessed 12 October 2010.
  8. ^ a b 1936 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 123-8, 139. Accessed 16 October 2010. (German)
  9. ^ a b 1948 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 6, 23. Accessed 18 October 2010. (French) & (German)
  10. ^ a b The Official Report of the Organising Committee of the VIIth Winter Olympic Games 1956 at Cortina. (1956) CONI. pp. 124-32, 191. Accessed 24 October 2010. (English) & (Italian)
  11. ^ a b 1960 Winter Olympics official report. p. 121. Accessed 27 October 2010.
  12. ^ a b 1988 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. pp. 152-7. Accessed 29 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  13. ^ a b 1988 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. pp. 160-3. Accessed 29 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  14. ^ a b "Venues–Pacific Coliseum". Vancouver Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  15. ^ Hockey-reference.com 1994-95 Vancouver Canucks season results. Accessed 21 March 2011.
  16. ^ Hockey-reference.com 1995-96 Vancouver Canucks season results. Accessed 21 March 2011.
  17. ^ a b 2002 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 92-. Accessed 21 December 2010.
  18. ^ Basketball-reference.com 2001-02 Utah Jazz season results. Accessed 21 March 2011.
  19. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 284. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  20. ^ 1952 Winter Olympic official report. p. 28.
  21. ^ 1964 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 46, 66-7. Accessed 30 October 2010. (German)
  22. ^ 1968 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 108-11. Accessed 1 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  23. ^ 1972 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 256-8. Accessed 6 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  24. ^ 1972 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 285-7. Accessed 6 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  25. ^ 1976 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 204-8. Accessed 10 November 2010. (English), (French), & (German)
  26. ^ 1980 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 47-59. Accessed 16 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  27. ^ 1984 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 105-8. Accessed 22 November 2010. (English), (French), & (Serbo-Croatian)
  28. ^ 1984 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 71-2, 87-88, 105-8. Accessed 22 November 2010. (English), (French), & (Serbo-Croatian)
  29. ^ 1992 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 83, 87. Accessed 5 December 2010. (English) & (French)
  30. ^ 1994 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 57-60. Accessed 8 December 2010.
  31. ^ 1998 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 215-8. Accessed 12 December 2010.
  32. ^ 2006 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 76-8. Accessed 27 December 2010. (English) & (Italian)
  33. ^ Sochi2014.com profile of the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre. Accessed 31 December 2010.
  34. ^ Sochi2014.com profile of the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre. Accessed 31 December 2010.