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Learn to Skate

Nola's Bio

Nola Krauss is the Skating Director at the Kirkwood Ice Arena, and has been running their Learn to Skate program since 2020. She has been a Learn to Skate Instructor since 2016. Nola works with all ages and skill ranges but her specialty is with those brand new to the ice. Nola help skaters get comfortable on the ice and learn the skating skill fundamentals.

Rockets Learn to Skate Details with Coach Nola

Rockets Learn to Skate with Coach Nola is offered to St. Louis Rockets zip codes only. Please click here to check if your zip code is for the Rockets or shared with another club. Open Zip codes may also participate.


Coach Nola will be running a 5-week session. Your skater will sign up for a 30-minute time slot. Your skate will learn the basics of ice skating. Balance and technique will be taught every time your skate touches the ice. The Rockets will pay for rental skates for your skater if need be. We do encourage you to have your own skates but not required. Hockey OR bike helmet is required. Gloves and snow pants are recommended. 


3/24 - 9:00am and 9:30am - Creve Coeur Ice Rink
3/31 - Easter Weekend (No Learn to Skate)
4/7 - 9:00am and 9:30am - Creve Coeur Ice Rink
4/14 - 9:00am and 9:30am - Creve Coeur Ice Rink
4/21 - 9:00am and 9:30am - Creve Coeur Ice Rink
4/28 - 9:00am and 9:30am - Creve Coeur Ice Rink

We are limiting 10 spots for 9am and 10 spots for 9:30am. 

Cost: $125

Please click here to sign up. 


"Nola has been the most wonderful skate coach for our son. She is warm and connects so well with children while meeting them exactly where they are at skill wise. She always has new and creative ways to keep the children engaged and having fun. Our son looks forward to his lessons every week with Nola and as do we as she is such a lovely person! Highly recommend!!! She’s the best!"

— Dayna & Ryan O’Reilly

Center, Nashville Predators



"Nola was patient, energetic and super encouraging with my son!"

— Alyssa & Brandon Saad

Left Wing, Saint Louis Blues


"We are incredibly impressed with Nola! Her patience and creativity really are game changers when it comes to keeping your kids engaged even on the toughest days! We are very grateful and always recommend her to everyone we meet looking for a skating coach!"

— Erica & Steve Ott

Assistant Coach, Saint Louis Blues