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

Completed  PSA basic and Hockey level 2 accreditation, MHSAA-Coaches Advancement Program-Beginning Certification and Michigan concussion certification from the CDC.


Danielle Dickson ProfileDanielle Dickson

($9.75 per/15 minute lesson)
Phone: 906-869-4599
Email:  [email protected]

USFS-compliant coach. Danielle was a competitive and test-focused skater for over 20 years reMoves, Gold Dance, and hockey skating skills. Danielle is also a Michigan-certified 6-12 educator with 11 years of experience teaching for Marquette Area Public Schools. Danielle is the head coach of the Marquette Senior High School figure skating team.



Emily Helgren Profile

Emily Helgren

($7.50 per/15 minute lesson)
Phone: 906-236-4796
Email: [email protected]

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 NMU figure skating team president for three years. Passed through Novice Moves-in-the-Feild, Pre-Juvenile freestyle, a Pre-Silver dance, and intermediate free dance.



Samantha Heikkila

($6.00/per 15 minute lesson)
Phone: 906-361-9087
Email: [email protected] 

Samantha has skated with the Marquette Senior High School Figure Skating Team. She won the State Championship title her freshman year of high school, along with being Runner Up State Champion her sophomore year and senior year. She also helped the team win a state title in 2018. She has been the Vice President of the NMU Figure Skating Team for the past two years and is pursuing a Business Management degree. She has passed through Pre-Juvenile Free Skate, Intermediate Moves in the Field, and Pre-Bronze Dance. 



Jenna Neaves

($9.00 per/15 minute lesson
Email: [email protected]

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 Master's Degree in Exercise Science. Jenna is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Personal Trainer, and a Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach. Jenna has years of experience with choreography and off-ice dance.



Kay Larson Pool

($9.00 per/15 minute lesson)
Email: [email protected] (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)
Email:[email protected]

Shirra is a current PSA/USFS compliant coach/choreographer, certified CPR/AED and has coached with the Marquette Figure Skating Club since 1985. Her MFSC duties include Learn to Skate Director, Summer School on Ice Coordinator, Ice Show Co-Director, and On and Off Ice Choreographer. She has participated in MFSC clinics and presentations alongside 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 Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, and Freestyle disciplines.  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.