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

(906)249-9243 or (906) 869-2946

$11.00/per 15 minute lesson

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.  45 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.


Kay Larson Pool

($9.00 per/15 minute lesson)


Email: (check with her for availability)        

Has been coaching for 20 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)



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.


Jamie Weigold

(906)226-6372 or (906)362-3544

$10.00/per 15 minute lesson

Has 21 years of coaching with the MFSC.  For 15 years she has held the position of directing the Ice Show, Learn to Skate Director, and Summer Skating Coordinator, along with other numerous duties. She is the current coach of the MSHS skating team.  The team has won 3 more individual State titles (2016, 2017, 2018) along with their first ever B team championship title in 2017.  She was also the former NMU synchronized skating team coach from 2002-2004, where the team was able to go the Collegiate Nationals for Syncho in 2004 to San Diego.  She coaches through Senior moves, Gold Dance and Novice Freeskate. She is CPR certified, current PSA/USFS compliant member coach/choreographer.



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