The first Olympic figure skating events were part of the 1908 Summer Olympics. British figure skater, Madge Syers, was the first Women's Olympic Figure Skating Champion. At that same Olympics, she won a bronze in the pair skating event with her husband and coach, Edgar Syers.
Olympic Figure Skating History - History of Olympic Ice Skating
1. Figure skating was initially part of the Summer Olympics. 3. The Summer Games used to span months, starting in the spring and ending in the fall. 4. The first Olympian to fail a drug test was busted for drinking beer.