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Chris Christenson
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Full nameChris I. Christenson
Country representedUnited States
Skating clubTwin City FSC

Chris I. Christenson (1875–1943) was an American figure skater. He won the United States Figure Skating Championships in 1926 at 51 years old and he remains the oldest U.S. men's champion in history.[1][2]

Chris Christenson was born in Norway. He and his family emigrated to the United States when he was eight years old, settling first in Wisconsin and later in St. Paul, Minnesota. He began figure skating in 1914 at age 39. He joined the Twin City Figure Skating Club (which became the Figure Skating Club of Minneapolis in 1929). Christenson went to the national championships six times between 1920 and 1926. In 1923 he was runner-up (Silver), in 1924 he finished in third place (Bronze) and in 1926 at Boston he won first place (Gold).[3]


Event 1923 1924 1925 1926
U.S. Championships 2nd 3rd 1st


  1. ^ Fox, Margalit (1996-03-17). "Old Isn't as Old as It Used to Be". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-06.
  2. ^ "Figure Skating US National Championship Medalists". Go Figure Skating (RCS Inc.). 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "About FSC Minneapolis". Figure Skating Club of Minneapolis. 1884. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2015.

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