"I had a lot of help from friends who are a lot more technology savvy than me," she laughed. "They helped me make the video."
It was good enough to get her the interview, the try-out and finally the job.
Since it's her first year with the tour, Nicolay said she's an ensemble skater.
"I'm part of the 'Aladdin' market scene," she said. "I'm a siren in 'The Little Mermaid' segment and for 'The Princess and The Frog,' I'm a flapper girl."
She also understudies for the skater who portrays Belle from "Beauty and The Beast."
"There are a lot of costume changes," she said. "A lot of quick changes."
Which took getting some used to. Nicolay said when she used to skate in shows back home, she had the luxury of taking off her skates between numbers. With Disney, there really isn't time.
"But we do have a big crew in back to help us make that Disney magic come alive."
It's been a good year for the teen. The travel has taken her all over the country. She particularly liked the tour stops in the South and in Toronto. She said there had even been some time for a few side-trips, like into New York City, which was a lot of fun.
The tour continues in the U.S. through May, and there are plans to maybe take it to the Middle East -- to Qatar and Bahrain.
"Hopefully," she said.
After that, Nicolay isn't sure. Even though she wasn't sure what she wanted to major in when she graduated high school, she did apply to and was accepted into the University of Notre Dame.
"I deferred my enrollment for a year," she said. "I'm supposed to start this fall, but...they're pretty flexible."
She thought she might stay out with Disney on Ice for a little while longer, but she is taking it day by day.
Either way, Nicolay said she now has a better idea of what she wants to do with her future.
"I'm thinking maybe pre-med."
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.