Friday, December 15, 2017

About Nicolette

Nicolette House is a 4x USFS gold medalist and European and World Competitor. Growing up around the ice rink Nicolette took part in every aspect that the sport has to offer. Like many children, Nicolette’s love for skating grew out of her weekly group classes, which quickly turned in to bi-weekly classes, practice three times a week, traveling to a skating camp in Sun Valley, Idaho for six weeks to train in the summer, and then finally to the daily routine of waking up six days a week to practice three to four hours a day.

Nicolette has completed all USFS requirements in the disciplines of Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Ice Dance, and Free Dance.

In 2007 Nicolette represented Lithuania as an ice dancer in international competitions including the 2007 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Warsaw, Poland, and the 2007 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo, Japan. She and her partner were fortunate to travel the world that year, competing in Vienna, Austria, Zagreb, Croatia, and skating shows in Lithuania.

In 2010 Nicolette co-produced IceTalent Inc’s After Dark, a skating show featuring World and Olympic Medalists such as World Professional Pairs Champions Elena Leonova and Andrei Khvalko and Olympic Bronze Medalist Jozef Sabvocik. Ice Talent Inc produced Military Time in 2011, once again brining a star-studded cast to the Chicago area, including Olympic Champion Ilia Kulik.

In 2010 her first novel, Maddie Takes the Ice, was published. The fiction book gives children an inside look at what it takes to skate competitively.

In 2011 Nicolette graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Currently she is enrolled in the IPEC Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching to become a certified professional coach. Nicolette plans to use her certification to assist athletes with transition, stress management, work/life balance, and competition preparation.