Theresa Weld

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Theresa Weld
Personal information
Alternative names Theresa Weld Blanchard
Country represented United States
Born (1893-08-21)August 21, 1893
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died March 12, 1978(1978-03-12) (aged 84)
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Former partner Nathaniel Niles
Skating club SC of Boston

Theresa Weld Blanchard (August 21, 1893 in Brookline, Massachusetts – March 12, 1978 in Brookline, Massachusetts) was an American figure skater who competed in the disciplines of single skating and pair skating. Her pairs partner was Nathaniel Niles.

As a singles skater, she won the gold medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships six times and competed three times in the Olympics, capturing a bronze medal in 1920. With Niles, she won the national pairs title nine times and also participated in the Olympics three times.

Blanchard was also the long-time volunteer editor of the United States Figure Skating Association's official publication, Skating magazine; first jointly with Niles from the magazine's founding in 1923, and then as sole editor after his death in 1931, until 1963. The magazine was originally published out of her home. Her long competitive career gave her many contacts throughout the skating world. She also served as the first chair of the association's Professionals Committee from 1937 to 1947.


Singles career[edit]

Event 1914 1918 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928
Olympic Games 3rd 4th 10th
North American Championships 1st 3rd
U.S. Championships 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd

Pairs career[edit]

(with Niles)

Event 1914 1918 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1932
Olympic Games 4th 6th 9th
World Championships 7th 6th 8th
North American Championships 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd
U.S. Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd


  • Wright, Benjamin T. (1996). Skating in America (1921–1996): The 75th Anniversary History of the United States Figure Skating Association. Colorado Springs.