David Hamblin, 2nd of the 3 Hamblin brothers, began his skating career from the sidelines. In a playpen, watching his mother Amy coach and skate, little David gained interest in skating at a young age. He began taking lessons and classes at just 3 years old, forming what was, at the time, the youngest competitive skating team in the U.S., with his partner and cousin, Annie MacKay.
David, now 11 years old, has gone on to have tremendous success both in his team skating and as an individual competitor. David and his partner were the 2012 and 2013 Juvenile A Dance National Champions, and in those same years the pair won the bronze medal in David’s favorite discipline, Juvenile/Elementary A Pairs. David has also received medals in Primary Boy Loops, Juvenile A and B Boys Loops, Juvenile A Boys Figures, Juvenile A Boys Loop/Figures Combined, and in 2013, qualified for his first ever solo dance National Final, finishing 4th.
Outside of skating David is a top student in his 6th grade class, his favorite subject being math, and he has received numerous awards for excellence in academics. At his school he is also a recipient of a Self-Manager designation, a special classification for kids with exemplary behavior. David is an avid Boy Scout, having earned Cub Scouting’s highest honor, the Arrow Of Light Award.
Everyone who has the pleasure to know this special boy will enjoy his trickster humor, his eagerness to help anyone in need, and his boundless creativity. Congratulations on all your successes “Mr. D”, and Oaks is proud to have you as one of our top skaters!