Achievements: 10 years coaching, Juvenile Freeskate, Bronze Dances, Experience in Figures
Personal: Competitor for 10 years, Learn to Skate USA Assistant Director, Native of Escanaba, Graduate of Northern Michigan University, Bachelor’s Degree in History/Business. Experience in Choreography for Freestyle and Artistic through Pre-Juvenile levels.
Areas for Lessons: Basic Skills through Freeskate Levels, to Pre-Juvenile Moves, to Pre-Juvenile Freestyle, and Dance. Power instructor.
Rate: $8.00/15 minutes
Contact: 553-2502 firstname.lastname@example.org
Achievements: 13 years coaching, Intermediate Free Skate, Pre-Gold Dance, Intermediate Moves
Personal: Current USFSA Member. Previous Learn to Skate and Basic Skills Coach, member of EAFSC Synchronized Figure Skating Team, Regional competitor, Ice Show Assistance, Choreography, Costume Design. Also coached at Fox Valley in Appleton, WI and the Pettit in Milwaukee, WI. Other achievements include High School State Championship Cheerleading, Ballet, Jazz and Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration. Co-founder of Balance Off Ice Training Program. Skating is a lifetime love!
Areas for Lessons: Free Skate through Junior Level, Dance through Gold Level, Moves in the Field through Junior Level. Off Ice Balance.
Rate: $9.25/15 minutes Moves & Free Skate focus
Contact: 280-6618 email@example.com
Achievements: 16 years coaching, Preliminary Free Skate, Adult Bronze Free Skate, Pre-Bronze Dance, Adult Bronze Moves
Personal: Director of Learn to Skate Program, Member of the EAFSC Board of Directors, National Champion in Synchronized Skating-Adult Open Division 1998, Former Synchronized Skating Coach, Former Ice Show Soloist. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems from NMU.
Areas For Lessons: Free Skate through Juvenile Level, Dance through Pre-Bronze Level, Moves in the Field through Juvenile. Basic Skills 1-8.
Rate: $8.00/15 minutes Available Sundays & ThursdaysContact: 786-4302 or 553-2133 firstname.lastname@example.org
Achievements: 32 years coaching experience
Personal: Is a current PSA and USFS member, certified CPR/AED and has coached with the Marquette Figure Skating Club since 1985. Duties with the MFSC have included Basic Skills Director, Summer School on Ice Coordinator, Ice Show Co-Director, On and Off Ice Choreographer. She has assisted and participated in past 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 along with many local hockey teams on skating power and technique.
Coach of Regional/Sectional competitors. Shirra has coached numerous students through the USFS Gold level in the disciplines of Moves in the Field, Dance, and Freestyle, 5 time Individual High School State Champions. Students Gayla Rovelsky won the National Artistic Young Adult (2005), and Robert Doepker went on to tour with Disney on Ice (Toy Story).
Her start, inspiration and love for the sport of figure skating came from her parents who were coaches of National Ice Dance and Pair teams. In addition to coaching Shirra is an authorized dealer of name brand skating equipment with Nan-Cees Skatique and can service your skates with a precision skate blade sharpening.
Areas for Lessons: Beginners through Senior Free Skate, Senior Moves in the Field, and Gold Dance.
Rate: $11.50/15 minute lesson Available Wednesdays Only
Achievements: 16 years coaching, Juvenile Free Skate, Pre-Gold Dances, Senior Moves
Personal: Past Learn to Skate Coach for the Bay de Noc Skating Academy, On-Ice Director for the Bay de Noc Skating Academy, Co-Director of the Manistique Learn to Skate Program, Coordinator Skills and Conditioning and Group Moves in the Field, and past member of the Synchronized Figure Skating Team and of the EAFSC Board of Directors.
Areas for Lessons: Free Skate through Intermediate Level, Dance through Pre-Gold Level, Moves in the Field through Senior Level
Rate: $8.00/15 minutes Available Sundays & Wednesdays
Contact: 280-2476 email@example.com
Achievements: 31 years coaching, Juvenile Free Skate, Pre-Gold Dance, 2nd Figure
Personal: Competition / Testing Director, Synchronized Figure Skating Coach, Coached Regional, Sectional and National Competitor Angie Vandermissen. PSA-Hockey Certification Level II Accreditation. Escanaba High School Team Coach. Currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Accounting from LSSU. Coach of Three Time Michigan High School Novice State Champion.
Areas for Lessons: Free Skate through Senior Level, Dance through Gold Level, Moves in the Field through Senior Level
Rate: $10.00/15 minutes firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: 280-3720 email@example.com
Selecting a coach is a very important decision for a skater. The EAFSC will provide a list of coaches along with the registration materials each year. You should contact prospective coaches to make sure they are available during the ice session you are interested in, and that they are aware of your skating goals for the season, including your desire to test and/or compete. All coaching fees are billed to you by your coach. Please be respectful with prompt payment of these bills. If you are not available for a scheduled session, it is up to you to contact your coach in advance and let them know of your absence.
Coaches are an important factor in the development of a skater's skills and their continuing enthusiasm for the sport. The following minimum qualifications have been established by the Escanaba Area Figure Skating Club. All coaches are required to have completed these requirements in order to coach either group or private lessons: