Return to News

Santee Named Ice Sports Industry’s 2018 Man of the Year

Santee Named Ice Sports Industry’s 2018 Man of the Year

At the annual Ice Sports Industry (ISI) awards luncheon held on Thursday, June 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Oakbrook, David Santee was presented with the prestigious ISI Man of the Year Award. The Man of the Year Award honors someone who has made significant contributions to the ISI and its programs and purposes during the past year.

ISI representatives stated that Santee works tirelessly to give back to the industry that he loves, consistently presenting at conferences and district seminars whenever possible. He mentors new coaches and tries to instill his philosophy of participation and inclusion in the often-elitist world of competitive skating. He is a fantastic ambassador to the sport of figure skating and continues to exemplify the values he preaches day in and day out.

As a full-time coach and program director at Park Ridge Park District’s Oakton Ice Arena, he has instructed just about every level of skater, from beginner and adults to ISI FS10 skaters and U.S. Figure Skating international competitors.

Santee is a two-time Olympian and World silver medalist. His career highlights include: ISI Hall of Famer, U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Famer, 1981 World silver medalist, seven-time U.S. World team member, two-time Olympian (4th place in men’s singles in 1980), youngest male to win U.S. Junior Championship, and 13-time U.S. medalist, ranking 3rd all time.

In the Press

New playground opens at Prospect Park
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, June 1, 2018

Second light fixture fire in a year closes Park Ridge fitness center gym
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, May 31, 2018

Shibley's Oaks? Park Ridge Park Board Interested
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, May 23, 2018

Court reconstruction bounces Park Ridge tennis players this season
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, May 21, 2018

Developing a master plan: Survey results added to planning process for improvements at Oakton Park
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, May 15, 2018

Park Ridge Park Board Elects New Officers
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, April 25, 2018

Park Ridge Park Board authorizes purchase talks for 'Shibley oaks' land
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, April 20, 2018

Would Neighbors Consider Own Referendum for Oaks Park?
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, April 11, 2018

Park Ridge health commission, park district to host first community health fair
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, April 9, 2018

What's happening in Park Ridge: Park District seeks help in winning $20,000 grant
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, April 3, 2018

Brickton Art Center to close gallery, relocate classes to Park Ridge Park District facility
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, April 3, 2018

Residents petition Park Ridge Park District to buy Busse Highway property, preserve oak trees
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, March 26, 2018

Park Ridge Park Board approves combined $10,000 raise, bonus for executive director
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, March 5, 2018

Park District Achievements Earn High Marks for Director
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, February 28, 2018

Park District Plans Small, Two-Year Bond Issuance
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, February 21, 2018

Centennial Aquatic Center to allow outside food this summer, Park Ridge Park District says
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, February 2, 2018

Park Staff, Commissioners Discuss Oakton Park Upgrade
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, January 31, 2018

pproved Park Ridge Park District budget keeps cost of pool passes flat, increases other program costs
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, January 18, 2018

Park Ridge families ring in 2018
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, January 2, 2018