Park Ridge Park District prides itself on the high quality of its figure skating program and instructors, anchored by our director and two-time Olympian, David Santee.
Read below to find out more about our instructors. Call the Oakton office at 847-692-3359 for instructor contact information, or e-mail Ingrid Santee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Skating
David is the 1981 World Silver Medalist, a seven-time U.S. World team member, and a two-time Olympian, taking 4th Place in Men’s Singles at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. The youngest male to win U.S. Junior Championship, he is a 13-time U.S. medalist, ranking 3rd all time. David is a 2015 US Figure Skating and ISI Hall of Fame inductee. He participates in an advisory capacity with the ISI and PSA, and is also the Instructors Representative on the Board of Directors of ISI. PSA Master Rating. Level 5 Ranking.
Teaches: Freestyle, USFS competitive, Power
A national competitor, Ingrid was a member of Disney on Ice and has over 20 years of experience as a skating director and rink manager.
Teaches: Freestyle, MIF, Choreography, Style, Power, Basic Skills, ISI/USFS
Alina has 10 years of coaching experience and is an ISI Professional Member and WeSkate certified instructor.
Teaches: ISI Basic Skills, Freestyle
Ania is a 10-year Regional Competitor and USFS Double Gold Medalist in Free Skate and Moves in the Field. She enjoys working with children of all ages and levels.
Ryan is a National champion at the Jr, Sr, and Collegiate levels. He has multiple medals from international competitions, as well as being named to the world team 3 times. He was worked as a professional skater touring across the United States and Japan with Stars on Ice, and has also done many other professional shows including the Disson ABC/NBC specials. He’s taught many clinics and seminars and had taken skaters to National and International competitions. He is very excited to call Oakton his home rink and have an opportunity to help kids reach their potential.
Julie has 10 years of coaching experience and is a three-time Adult National Competitor, PSA member, and WeSkate certified instructor.
Teaches: ISI Basic Skills, MIF, Power, Freestyle, ISI/USFS
Christina has 13 years of coaching experience. She specializes in jump & spin technique, MIF, choreography, performance (competition and exhibition), power & skating skills, off-ice conditioning, and flexibility. Christina studied Theatre Design and designs competitive figure skating dresses.
Nancy has 40 years of experience. She is an ISI and USFS competitor, ISI member/triple certified WeSkate, and PSA rated and ranked.
Teaches: ISI Basic Skills, Freestyle, Choreography
Jordan is a 9 time Regional medalist, 4 time Sectional competitor, and 1997 Junior Olympic Silver Medalist. Gold Test Freestyle, MIF. PSA Senior FS rated and Level 2 ranked member. He specializes in jump harness and video analysis. He is a USAH Level 5, USS Level 2, PSA Cat A and Hockey 4 coach. iAIM CAM, CAO, CAP, CSD, ASD
Teaches: All levels
Ranait has skated since 3 years old, Regional Competitor, and competed in ISI Adult Championships. She teaches basic skills to children and adults.
Ema is a high level USFS Competitor. She is a Moves in the Field Medalist. She enjoys teaching skaters of all ages and levels.
Agnes is the 2010 U.S. National Junior Champion, a two-time World Junior Medalist, 2012 Rostelecom Cup Bronze Medalist and a two-time U.S. National Bronze Medalist. Agnes has been traveling and performing on cruise ships. She is currently teaching and working on her pilates instructor certification and is absolutely thrilled to join the Oakton staff!