As far as ice-skating movies go (or those that prominently
feature the cold-bladed sport), this romantic movie is one
of the best, thanks to utterly charming performances by
underrated actors D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly. The couple
play, respectively, a washed-up hockey player and a prima-donna
skater who end up in doubles figure skating together at the
Olympic Winter Games. Of course, the mismatched pair falls
in love. In between, there's a lot of verbal sparring, talk
of toe picks and surprisingly skillful directing by Paul
Michael Glaser (Kazaam, The Air Up There ). Direction
here is critical--unlike in
Flashdance , where the dancing was done in the shadows,
face and feet obviously shot separately--and credibly
highlights the actors and their professional stand-ins. This
is such a fun, sweet story that the facts the film takes
liberties with--including the alacrity with which a hockey
player takes to Olympic-level figure skating--are easily
forgivable. --N.F. Mendoza
Considered too old for a professional ice-skating career, 16-year-old
Alexis nonetheless triumphs over her critics to become one of the
world's best ice skaters. Tragically, she falls and suffers a concussive
brain injury that leaves her nearly blind. With the help of her father
and her boyfriend, Alexis reemerges against all odds and attempts once
again to become a top-ranked skater.
A 1937 musical comedy in which Sonja Henie plays a skating instructor at
an Alpine hotel. Romanced by incognito Prince Rudolph (Tyrone Power),
everyone assumes that Henie knows she is being pursued by royalty. She,
however, insists she is actually engaged to Rudy Miller (not realizing
that they are one and the same person) and the usual comical
entanglements and convoluted misunderstandings ensue.
Ice Princess (2005)
Movie about a nerdy girl who becomes an ice figure skating champion.
Stars Micheele Trachtenberg, Joan Kusack, Kim Catrall, Hayden Panettiere,
and Trevor Blumas with appearances with pro ice figure skaters Michelle
Kwan and Brian Boitano.
An enchanting on-ice adaptation of
the Cinderella story.
Former Olympic and World Figure Skating Champion Katarina Witt stars in this
stunning contemporary interpretation of the classic tale o Cinderella. Katarina Witt is Ella, a maid in the household of
a blind Count. The town is preparing for an ice skating
festival to be held at the Prince's palace, and the Count's
daughters are determined to capture the prince's heart.
Their plan falls apart when the Prince is captivated by
the beautiful Ella, who invites the Prince to skate with her.
When Ella is thrown into prison, the Prince searches in vain
for the beautiful stranger, who finally appears at the ball
held at the castle. The pair fall in love and the story ends
with a stunning ice dancing display.
Disney movie a talented teenage figure skater dreams
of being a champion and is discovered by a famous
Russian skating coach. She does not have enough
money to train with this famous coach who is
associated with a private boarding school, but she
has the opportunity to get a hockey scholarship so
she can figure skate. She accepts the scholarship
and learns to play hockey and she learns about being
part of a team.
One in a Million
Sonja Henie was a Norwegian skater
who won the figure skating gold medal in the 1928, 1932, and 1936
Olympics. In 1936, she successfully transitioned from skating into film
acting with the delightful ONE IN A MILLION. This movie borrowed a
lot from Sonja`s own life. The movie gives the Norwegian Henie a chance to skate and have a
Don Amech as her screen boyfriend.
Other Sonja Henie skating movies include:
My Lucky Star
Everything Happens at Night
Sun Valley Serenade
It's a Pleasure
The Cutting Edge - Going for the
This is the
sequel to THE CUTTING EDGE (1991). Christy Carlson
Romano stars as the daughter of the original movie's
pair. She is a single skater and is injured and is
not able to do the jumps required for singles. She
decides to do pair skating and finds an in-line
stunt skater the best partner. After some
difficulties as time goes by they become an amazing
pair skating team and fall in love.
The Skating Rink (1975)
A former figure
skating star transforms an abandoned factory into a
skating rink and offers a boy, lacking
self-confidence, a chance receive free skating
instructions. He does learn to skate and beomes
really good. At the rink's opening he surprises
everyone with his pair's skating performance.
With renewed confidence he gets a job teaching