Meet the Coaches

All MFSC coaches are members of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA), U.S. Figure Skating registered coaches (includes back ground screening), have met their yearly continuing education requirements, and teach beginners through the level listed.

Chris Gauthier

$11.00 per/15 minute lesson

(906)249-9243 or (906) 869-2946  Email: chrisa@chartermi.net

Coach of regional, sectional & Jr National medalists, Coached many skaters through Gold Dance, Senior Moves, and Sr. Freeskate. Coach of High School State Champions. Co-founder of high school figure skating in the U.P. of Michigan and Marquette High School. Coached high school figure skating for 10 years winning 5 State individual team championships. Started and coordinated the U.P. of Michigan Basic Skills competition series for 4 years.  46 years experience coaching moves in the field, freeskate, ice dance, choreography, and hockey skills. She has held many positions within the MFSC administration such as; Learn to Skate Program Director, Summer Skating Director, Ice Show Director,  Competition co-coordinator, Clinic Co-coordinator, along with many others executive positions.  Main clinic presenter at the Stevens Pointe Clinic, Stevens Pointe, WI.  Attended multiple PSA International seminars learning from International & Olympic coaches. Current PSA / USFS compliant member coach/choreographer.  Completed  PSA basic and Hockey level 2 accreditation, MHSAA-Coaches Advancement Program-Beginning Certification and Michigan concussion certification from the CDC.

Emily Helgren

($7.00 per/15 minute lesson)

906-236-4796  Email: emrhelgren@gmail.com 

Has competitively skated for the past 10 years. PSA/USFS compliant coach, certified CPR and has been coaching learn to skate with the club for the past 5 years. Volunteered with learn to skate for 5 years prior to taking a coaching position. She skated with the Marquette Senior High School team and helped the team win three state titles (2016, 2017, and 2018). She is finishing up an elementary education degree at NMU and has been the president of the NMU figure skating team for three years. Passed through Novice MITF, Pre-Juvenile freestyle, a pre-silver dance, and intermediate free dance.

Jenna Neaves

($9.00 per/15 minute lesson)

906-869-1079  Email: jennalneaves@gmail.com

Jenna was a competitive figure skater for over 20 years representing the Marquette Figure Skating Club. She is a triple Gold Medalist – having passed her Senior Freeskate, Moves in the Field, and Gold Dances. She coached with the MFSC for a few years while attending NMU where she acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science, and a Masters Degree in Exercise Science. Jenna is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Personal Trainer, and a Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach.  Jenna has years of experience with choreography, as well as off ice dance.

 

Kay Larson Pool

($9.00 per/15 minute lesson)

906-869-4597  Email: kaymlarson@gmail.com (check with her for availability)        

Has been coaching for 21 years.  She is a PSA/USFS compliant member coach/choreographer. PSA Registered Dance and Moves Rating, and  Level 1 hockey accreditation.  She has coached students through the following tests; Gold and International dances, Senior Solo Freedance, Intermediate Freedance, Intermediate Moves and Pre-Juvenile Freeskate.

 

Shirra Sinnaeve

$11.50 per/15 minute lesson)

906-869-4907  Email: slsskateup@hotmail.com,

Is a current PSA/USFS compliant coach/choreographer, certified CPR/AED and has coached with the Marquette Figure Skating Club since 1985. Her duties with the MFSC have included Learn to Skate Director, Summer School on Ice Coordinator, Ice Show Co-Director, On and Off Ice Choreographer. She has participated in MFSC clinics and presentations along side with World and Olympic coaches.Shirra has been invited as a guest coach to teach at Chilled Ponds -Chesapeake VA, Escanaba Area FSC, Escanaba MI, Timberline FSC- Wausau WI, and Michigan Tech University, Houghton MI.Coach of Regional/Sectional competitors, High School State Individual  Champions, and National Showcase Champion. Shirra has coached numerous students through the USFS Gold level in the disciplines of Moves in the  Field, Ice Dance and Freestyle.  In addition to coaching Shirra is an authorized dealer of name brand skating equipment with Nan-Cees Skatique and can service skates with precision skate blade sharpening.

 

 

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