The best films about figure skating

Figure skating is one of the most beautiful and fascinating sports. It is not surprising that pictures of skaters and competitions are popular with viewers. We offer you a list of the best films about figure skating that will appeal not only to fans of this sport, but also to all lovers of inspiring cinema.

Ice in the Heart (2005)

Pretty Kathleen always wanted to become a professional figure skater. She trained hard with star trainer Natasha Goberman. But the financial difficulties of her parents force the girl to leave figure skating.

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Entrepreneurial Kathleen finds a solution to the problem in a hockey scholarship. The heroine begins to engage in a difficult and tough sport in order to pay for figure skating lessons, but gradually falls in love with hockey.

Original title:
Go Figure

Cast:
Jordan Hinson, Whitney Sloan, Christine Rose

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
6+

Tonya against everyone (2017)

A dramatic feature film about figure skating and the difficult fate of the American single skater Tonya Harding. Margot Roby embodied on the screen the image of the scandalous figure skater, who was the first in history to complete the most difficult jump – the triple axel.

The film tells about the girl’s thorny path to fame and recognition, relationships with parents and men, as well as the story of Tony’s attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.

Original title:
I, Tonya

Cast:
Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
18+

Ice Castles (2010)

A melodramatic film about Alexis Winston, who more than anything wanted to become a figure skating champion. The girl trained hard and went to her goal, but one unsuccessful jump ruined all the plans of the figure skater.

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Her old friend Nick comes to the aid of the injured and disillusioned girl. Now he, along with Alexis’ family, will bring her friend back to life. Will they be able to put the girl on skates again?

Original title:
Ice Castles

Starring :
Taylor Firth, Rob Mayes, Henry Czerny

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+

My Life on Ice (2002)

The hero of this dramatic film, Etienne, dreams of becoming the winner of the French figure skating championship. But these are not all the problems that concern the guy. Etienne will have to decide on his sexual orientation and find true love.

The action of the film takes place in the format of a diary, because the hero constantly films his life on a camera donated by his grandmother and analyzes all the events that take place.

Original title:
Ma vraie vie à Rouen

Cast:
Ariane Ascaride, Jimmy Tavares, Jonathan Zakkai

Country:
France

Rating:
IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
18+

Fire and Ice (2008)

The promising figure skater Alexia Moreno was the pride of her coach, her family and the sporting hope of her country. But the injury crossed out the girl’s dreams. Now Alexia visits clubs every evening and drowns her pain in alcohol.

But when there is no hope left, the handsome Jacques Roquel appears in Alexia’s life. He helps the heroine to believe in herself again and unravel the mystery of the accident that happened to her. Maybe Alexia’s injury is not an accident at all?

Original title:
De feu et de glace

Cast:
Laurie, Christophe Malavoie, Nadia Fossier

Country:
France

Rating:
IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
16+

Ice (2018)

An amazing Russian film about figure skating. Beauty Nadia from early childhood dreamed of becoming an outstanding figure skater. But an unexpected and offensive fall put an end to her entire future career.

Hockey player Alexander, against his will, is forced to take care of Nadya, who is confined to a wheelchair. Mutual hostility arises between young people, but it has to grow into a story of great love.

Cast:
Aglaya Tarasova, Diana Enakaeva, Maria Aronova

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
12+

Ice Angel (2000)

The hero of this family film is budding hockey player Matt Clark, who dreamed of an Olympic gold medal. He was very popular, rich and successful in his career, but his own death during a hockey game deprives the guy of all these privileges.

However, higher powers have a special task for the hockey star, and Matt will have to return to Earth. But now he finds himself in the body of a famous professional figure skater. What did God have in store for Matt?

Original title:
Ice Angel

Cast:
Nicole Tom, Tara Lipinski, Nancy Kerrigan

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
12+

Ice Queen (2008)

Another film about figure skating made in Russia tells about the coach Irina, who has been successfully coaching young champions all her life. They admire her, they want to learn from her, but Irina herself remains cold and tough, because she did not manage to achieve in sports the successes that her students submit to.

Once on the way of the coach, an ambitious figure skater Boris meets. He is much younger than Irina and is the same age as her daughter. But it is this guy who will awaken the best human qualities in the snow queen.

Cast: Tatyana Dogileva, Petr Krasilov, Ivar Kalnynsh Country: Russia Rating: Myreleasedate – 5.2 Age limit: 16+

Golden Ice: Chasing Gold (2006)

This is the second part of a successful melodramatic trilogy filmed by American filmmakers. The picture tells about the fate of Jackie – the daughter of a capricious figure skater and a star hockey player, whom the viewer knows as the heroes of the first film.

The girl dreams of becoming a star of single skating, but the injury does not leave her a chance to make her dream come true. Jackie’s only hope for a gold medal is pair skating. But who will become the figure skater’s partner?

Original title:
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold

Cast:
Christy Carlson Romano, Ross Thomas, Scott Thompson Baker

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+

Ice Princess (2005)

An inspiring teen film about figure skating from Disney. The young girl Casey is a straight A student. Her mother wants her daughter to go to Harvard, but all the girl herself dreams of is to become a figure skating champion.

The heroine gets a unique chance – to train under the guidance of a legendary coach. But will Casey be able to balance everything: do what she loves, be the best student in the class and find time for the first romantic feeling?

Original title:
Ice Princess

Starring :
Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Amy Stewart, Kim Cattrall

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
12+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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