Thursday, July 7, 2011

Nicolette House Available to Talk Skating, Fitness and Discipline to Young Students


Professional ice dancer, figure skating instructor and Sporting Chance Press author, Nicolette House is scheduling talks at schools and libraries for this coming fall. Nothing helps energize and inspire students more than a positive role model making a personal appearance. In Nicolette's Figure Skating and Writing Program, Students get a first hand glimpse of what it takes for a young athlete to compete. Nicolette's presentation talks about the importance of discipline in practice, the need to respect authority and communicate with Mom and Dad, and the necessity of a healthy diet to be at one's best. Nicolette also talks about how she came to write her book: Maddie Takes the Ice, a compelling figure skating story for ages 8-12 that is an America's Battle of the Books selection for 2011.

Nicolette's one-part athlete—one part author presentation is suited for elementary and middle/junior high school audiences. A fun "show and tell" program that offers an up close and personal look at a positive role model for students. Nicolette is a figure skater and coach following in her mother's footsteps. Her mother, Ilona House is a former professional skater who coached Nicolette and has coached in Chicago and the northwest suburban area for many years.

Nicolette House is a four-time U.S Figure Skating gold medalist. Skating since the age of three, she went on to compete in European, World, and international ice dance competitions with her skating partner Aidas Reklys. Along with her Aidas, the author recently created After Dark (2010) and Military Time (2011) skating shows featuring several top international skaters. Ms. House is a recent graduate of DePaul University.

Like her Figure Skating and Writing Presentation, Maddie Takes the Ice keeps readers attention with plenty of drama and social interaction--life lessons included. More on Maddie Takes the Ice.

If you are interested in having Nicolette speak at your school or library, please let us know at lmj.norris@gmail.com.