David Santee

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David Santee
2011 Rostelecom Cup - Zawadzki coach.jpg
Santee in 2011
Personal information
Full nameDavid Neil Santee
Country representedUnited States
Born (1957-07-22) July 22, 1957 (age 61)
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
ResidencePark Ridge,Illinois
Former coachEvy and Mary Scotvold
Former choreographerMary Scotvold
Skating clubChicago FSC

David Neil Santee (born July 22, 1957 in Oak Park, Illinois)[1] is an American former competitive figure skater. He is the 1981 World silver medalist and an eight-time U.S. national medalist. He also competed at the Winter Olympics twice. His younger brother James Santee was also an elite-level skater.[2]

He was inducted to both the U.S. Figure Skating and ISI Hall of Fame in 2015. He achieved the PSA Master Coach's rating in 2017.

Santee is an ISU Technical Specialist.[3] He also works as a coach. He coached Agnes Zawadzki for seven years as a child and again since June 2011.[4][5] He is currently the Director of Skating at the Oakton Ice Arena in his hometown of Park Ridge,Illinois. He has served on the ISI Board of Directors as the Instructors Rep for many years and is ISI's representative to the US Figure Skating Board of Directors.

He has two sons, Chris and Michael.[2]


Event 69–70 70–71 71–72 72–73 73–74 74–75 75–76 76–77 77–78 78–79 79–80 80–81 81–82
Olympics 6th 4th
Worlds 5th 4th 6th 8th 4th 2nd 8th
Skate Canada 3rd 3rd
NHK Trophy 3rd
Nebelhorn 1st
Prague Skate 2nd
St. Gervais 1st
U.S. Champ. 3rd N 1st J 8th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "David Santee". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 23, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Mandernach, Mark (February 15, 1998). "The Northwest Suburbs' First Family Of Skating". Chicago Tribune.
  3. ^ "Communication No. 1409" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2007.
  4. ^ "2010 U.S. Junior Champion Agnes Zawadzki Announces Coaching Change". U.S. Figure Skating. June 3, 2011.
  5. ^ Daday, Eileen O. (June 13, 2011). "Des Plaines figure skater turns to old pro to help her move up". Daily Herald.