German Figure Skating Championships

German Figure Skating Championships

German Figure Skating Championships

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The German Figure Skating Championships () are a figure skating national championship held annually to determine the national champions of Germany. Skaters compete in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The first German Figure Skating Championships were helt in Munich in 1891 in the men's category only. In its early years, Germany and the Austrian part of Austria-Hungary had joint championships. The second German champion Georg Zacharias, for example, is from Vienna, as was Gustav Hügel, who won in 1894. The first German Nationals in Pairs were held in 1907 in Altona, for Ladies in Olmütz in 1911, and for Ice Dancing in Cologne in 1950. From 1949 to 1990 East and West Germany had separate national championships. In West Germany the winners were called German Champions and are therefore covered in the table below. In East Germany the winners were called GDR Champions (DDR-Meister). The medal winners of the National Championships in East Germany are listed in East German Figure Skating Championships.

In 1921 the pair competition was cancelled. Georg Velisch did not have the citizenship of the Deutsche Reich. A protest was introduced to stop him from participating. There was no paragraph about it in the rules of the Deutsche Eislauf Verband. Finally both (all) scheduled pairs for these championships dit not start.

In 1955 the results of the men's category were wrongly calculated. Months after the championships referee Werner......
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