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Meet the SCFSC Coaches

The St. Cloud Figure Skating Club professional staff have over 100 years combined coaching experience. They are committed to sharing their love of skating with skaters of all ages and abilities. For information on fees, lesson availability and schedule, please contact the coach directly. 

Interested in coaching with SCFSC? See notes at the bottom of this webpage.



SCFSC Coaching Staff


Alexa Evenson - Advanced Team Coach

Alexa Evenson

Dance Coach/Moves in the Field Coach

Phone: (612) 386-1798

Coaching/Skating Background
Alexa is SCFSC primary dance coach and also works with skaters on MIF. Coaching experience 15+ years through senior MIF and Gold dance. Skating Background: Senior MIF, Gold Dance, Novice Freestyle,  and 3rd figure. Competed on National Level Synchronized Skating teams. Education Background: B.S. in Nutrition, M.S. in Food Science,  Ph.D. in Human Development/Gerontology, and is a Registered Dietitian. Outside of coaching works as an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. Available for private lessons in Dance and Moves in the Field. 
Private lesson rate per 15 min: $9.00


Sam (Parker) Wenker, Advanced Team Coach

Sam (Parker) Wenker

Freestyle Coach

Phone: ​(320) 260-2378

Coaching/Skating Background
Sam serves as primary or secondary Freestyle and MIF coach at SCFSC. SCFSC Alum. ​Passed Senior Moves in the field and Novice Freestyle. Former member of Competitive Synchro Team at SCFSC. Has 6+ years of coaching experience. Member of the SCFSC, USFS, and PSA. Outside of coaching, Sam is a Registered Nurse. Available for private lessons in Freestyle and Moves. Private lesson rate per 15 min:  $7.00


Julia Black, Advanced Team and LTS Coach

Julia Black

Freestyle and LTS Coach

Phone: (651) 955-8431

Skating/Coaching Background
Julia serves as primary or secondary Freestyle and MIF coach at SCFSC. She also coaches in our LTS program. Passed Novice Freestyle and Senior Moves in the Field. Julia is a member of Eagan Ice Crystals Figure Skating Club and serves as a guest coach at SCFSC. She is a certified ASCM personal trainer and is studying pre-med and Hispanic studies at the College of Saint Benedict. Julia has taught LTS, Moves, and Freestyle (ISI and USFS) since 2009 in the Twin Cities. Julia is available for private lessons in Freestyle, LTS and LTS+. Private lesson rate per 15 min.: $7.50


Jenny Gronseth, Head Synchro Coach & LTS Coach

Coaching/Skating Background
Passed Novice Moves in the Field, and Juvenile Free skate, competed at the Collegiate level for University of Minnesota- Duluth in synchronized skating, team maneuvers, freestyle, and dance. Out side of the rink Jenny’s hobbies include running both full and half marathons, and spending time up North. She is a certified personal trainer at ReJuv Medical. Coaches in LTS program and is available for private lessons in Learn to Skate and LTS Plus. Private lesson rate per 15 min.: $5.00

Jenny Gronseth

LTS Coach/Beginning Synchro Head Coach

Phone: (507) 990-0081


Kris Moran - Advanced Team Coach

Kris Moran

Freestyle, MIF, Dance, Hockey Coach, Advanced Synchro Coach

Phone: (320) 293-9304

Coaching/Skating Background
Kris serves as a primary or secondary coach at SCFSC for any skaters working on freestyle, MIF, dance, and hockey. Completed 7th Figure, Senior Freestyle and Gold dance as a skater. Twenty-five plus years coaching experience of figure skating and hockey. Member of SCFSC, USFS, PSA, USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Coach.  Kris is one of the top hockey officials in Minnesota. Available for private lessons in freestyle, moves, dance, hockey. Private lesson rate per 15 min: $8.50


Theresa Fleege - Advanced Team Coach

Theresa Fleege

Freestyle Coach

Phone: (320) 229-9729

Coaching/Skating Background
Theresa serves as secondary Freestyle and MIF coach at SCFSC. SCFSC Alum. ​Passed Senior Moves in the Field and Junior Freestyle as a skater. Has 10+ years of coaching experience. Member of the SCFSC, USFS. Theresa is a 4th grade teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School.  Available for private lessons in Freestyle and Moves. Private lesson rate per 15 min:  $7.50


Shanae Stirling - Advanced Team Coach

Shanae Stirling

LTS, Freestyle, MIF, Dance Coach

Phone: (320) 223-9403

Skating/Coaching Background 
Shanae coaches in SCFSC Learn2Skate program and also coaches on freestyle ice - MIF, Freestyle and Dance. She also coaches at St. Paul FSC Learn2Skate program. She is a current skater at St. Paul FSC and a 4-time USFS  GOLD MEDALIST!  She passed Junior Free Skate, Senior Moves in the Field, Gold Dance,  4 International Dances, Solo Senior Free Dance, and Juvenile Pairs.  She is also the LTS chairperson for the St. Paul FSC Junior Board. Shanae is a Sophomore at Hennepin Technical College. Available for private lessons in Learn to Skate, LTS Plus, Freestyle, MIF and Dance.  Private lesson rate per 15 min: $8.50


Emma Backes, Assist Synchro & LTS Coach

Emma Backes

LTS Coach/Beginning Synchro Asst. Coach

Phone: (320) 309-8913

Coaching/Skating Background 
SCFSC Alum and current student at College of Saint Benedict majoring in Nutrition. Passed Juvenile Freestyle, Novice Moves in the Field.  Coaches in the LTS program. Member of SCFSC, USFS. CPR certified. Member of the College of Saint Benedict Synchro Team. Coaches in LTS program and is available for private lessons in Learn to Skate and LTS Plus. Private lesson rate per 15 min.: $5.00


Brianna Femrite, Advanced Team and LTS Coach

Brianna Femrite

Freestyle/LTS Coach

Phone: (320) 761-1487

Coaching /Skating Background
Brianna serves as a secondary Freestyle and MIF coach at SCFSC. Brianna also coaches in our Learn2Skate program. SCFSC Alum.  Passed Junior Moves in the Field and Novice Freestyle.  Is a member of the SCFSC and USFS.  Outside of coaching Brianna is a Commercial Account Executive with Insurance Brokers. She graduated from the University of Saint Thomas with honors. Her hobbies include: marathon running, raising two active young boys and rooting on the Cold Spring Amateur Baseball team and their star pitcher and husband, Zach. Available for private lessons in Freestyle and Moves. Private lesson rate per 15 min:  $6.50 ​​


Dianah Klatt, Advanced Team Coach

Dianah Klatt

Freestyle, MIF, Dance, Hockey Coach, Advanced Synchro Coach

Phone: (320) 493-8960

Coaching/Skating Background
Dianah serves as a primary or secondary coach at SCFSC for any skaters working on freestyle, MIF, dance and hockey. Completed 7th Figure, Senior Freestyle and Silver dance as a skater. Dianah is a SCFSC Alum. She has twenty-five plus years coaching experience of figure skating and hockey. Dianah holds a Master Ratings in the following disciplines: Moves in the Field, Free Skating and Group Instruction. She is also a Ratings examiner for the Professional Skaters Association. Dianah is a m
ember of SCFSC, USFS, PSA, USA Hockey Certified Coach.  She is current Director of Hockey training at Trois-Rivieres Training. Available for private lessons in freestyle, moves, dance, hockey. Private lesson rate per 15 min: $12.00


Janelle Honer - Learn to Skate Director

Janelle Honer

Learn to Skate Director

Phone: (320) 493-6362

Coaching/Skating Background 
Janelle leads our Learn2Skate program. SCFSC Alum. 2nd Figure, Intermediate Moves in the Field and Pre-Juvenile Freestyle. Six years of LTS Coaching experience. First Aid Certified, Member of SCFSC, USFS. Available for private lessons in Learn to Skate and LTS Plus. Private Lesson rate per 15 min: $5.00


SCFSC Junior Coaches


Ana Rivera, Jr. Coach

Ana Rivera

LTS Coach, LTS+ Coach

Phone: (320) 217-1335

Skating/Coaching Background 
Ana serves as a Jr. Coach on Freestyle Ice and also coaches in our Learn2Skate program. She is a current SCFSC Skater. Passed Intermediate Freestyle, Junior Moves in the Field, & Pre-Bronze Dance. Member of SCFSC, USFS. Ana is a Senior at Tech High School. Coaches in LTS program and is available for private lessons in Learn to Skate and LTS Plus and freestyle. Private lesson rate per 15 min.: $5.00


Claire Eiynck, LTS Coach

Claire Eiynck

LTS Coach

Phone: (320) 250-3842

Skating/Coaching Background 
Current SCFSC Skater. Passed Juvenile Freestyle, Senior Moves in the Field, & Pre-Bronze Dance. Member of SCFSC, USFS. Claire is a Senior at Apollo High School. Coaches in LTS program and is available for private lessons in Learn to Skate and LTS Plus. Private lesson rate per 15 min.: $5.00


Sydney Richter, Jr. Coach

Sydney Richter

Dance Coach/LTS Coach

Phone: (320) 723-0573

Skating/Coaching Background 
Sydney coaches in SCFSC Learn2Skate program and also works with beginning dance skaters. Current SCFSC Skater. Passed Juvenile Freestyle, Novice MIF, 2 Pre Gold dance tests. Coaches in the LTS program and also gives private lessons for beginning dance skaters. Member of SCFSC, USFS. Sydney is a Senior at Cathedral High School and a member of the National Honor Society. Available for private lessons in Learn to Skate, LTS Plus and Dance.  Private lesson rate per 15 min: $5.50


Lydia Sipple, LTS Coach

Lydia Sipple

LTS Coach

Skating/Coaching Background 
Current SCFSC Skater. Passed Juvenile Freestyle, & Intermediate Moves in the Field. Member of SCFSC, USFS. Lydia is a Senior at Tech High School. Coaches in LTS program and is available for private lessons in Learn to Skate and LTS Plus. Private lesson rate per 15 min.: $5.00


Leah Vaverek, LTS Coach

Leah Vaverek

LTS Coach

Skating/Coaching Background 
Current SCFSC Skater. Passed Juvenile Freestyle, & Junior Moves in the Field. Member of SCFSC, USFS. Leah is a Sophomore at Tech High School. Coaches in LTS program.


SCFSC PROFESSIONAL COACHES

COACHING REQUIREMENTS FOR SCFSC FREESTYLE PROFESSIONALS 

1.  It is preferred that all coaches have passed Intermediate Freestyle. Coaches who have not passed Intermediate Freestyle;
     a. May be considered to coach on freestyle ice if approved by the Board of Directors.
     b. Coaches not having passed Intermediate Free should begin working in the LTS program and with LTS+ and up to pre-Juv skaters. This level coach will also be encouraged to be mentored under a more experience freestyle coach.


2.  Must provide proof of liability Insurance

3.  Must be a member of USFS  (registered by SCFSC Membership Coordinator and paid by SCFSC).

4.  Must have a USFS background check (age 18 or older) (Paid by SCFSC).

5.  To coach at test sessions or non-qualifying competitions - completion of required Continuing Education Requirements (CER's) as listed by USFS. 

6.  It is preferred for coaches to be a member of PSA, but not required.

7.  Must sign and agree to abide by SCFSC Expectations and Responsibilities contract.

8.  Professionals must be committed to keeping their students at SCFSC.

9. SCFSC also offers stipends for education depending on qualifications.

10. SCFSC Coaches children can participate in our LTS program at 50% cost. 

11. All freestyle coaches are hired by the Executive Board and approved by the board. All Coaches report to the board.

12. Visiting Coaches - Visiting Coaches must be approved by the board before they can coach on SCFSC ice.

New Coaches Application

Interested in coaching with SCFSC. Please fill out the New Coaches Application.

Current Professionals Annual Contract Agreement

Required for coaches 18 and older who coach at SCFSC on freestyle ice.