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Join along in our 1960 Winter Games historical trivia series. Each day is an anniversary celebration with historical look backs and a chance to win an Adult Midweek 2020-2021 Ticket to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and an entry into the Grand Prize of a 3-Night Stay at a Resort of Your Choice. Plus, Grand Pacific Resorts is making a $10 donation in your name to The SNOW Sports Museum as a commitment to preserving the legacy of the valley.

Carol Heiss was already a star on the international figure skating scene by the time she was a teenager. She was the first female figure skater ever to land a double axel jump at the age of 13 and went on to win five straight World Championship titles between 1956 and 1960.

Heiss made the 1956 U.S. Olympic Team and won silver at the Olympic Winter Games Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956. Four years later, she skated her way to a gold medal performance at the Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley 1960, with all nine judges ranking her in first place.

Since her historic wins, Heiss has coached a number of successful figure skaters. She was elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

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Winter Games 1960 Squaw Valley

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