Ice Princess

March 18th, 2005


Ice Princess

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Behind-the-scenes  L-R:  Michelle Trachtenberg, Director Tim Fywell.Michelle Trachtenberg (left), Trevor Blumas (right)Pictured:  Casey (Michelle Trachtenberg). Pictured:  Michelle Kwan. Pictured:  Gen (Hayden Panettiere).L-R:  Ann (Amy Stewart), Casey (Michelle Trachtenberg)

With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.9/10 (9,458 voted)

Critic's Score: 55/100

Director: Tim Fywell

Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall, Trevor Blumas

17-year-old physics whiz Casey Carlyle is urged by her physics teacher to work on a physics project over the summer for presentation to Harvard. As a skater, Casey decides on a project that shows the elements of physics applied in competitive figure skating. To start, she visits a skating club run by former professional skater Tina Harwood. Casey eventually finds that in order to better understand the principles she's using, she will have to become her own test subject, and joins the skating school. The more she gets involved, the more she falls in love with figure skating....and must ultimately make a choice; Will it be Harvard - which her mother and Casey have both dreamed of, or will it be her new dream - as a competitive figure skater?

Writers: Meg Cabot, Hadley Davis

Michelle Trachtenberg - Casey Carlyle
Joan Cusack - Joan Carlyle
Amy Stewart - Ann
Steve Ross - Mr. Bast
Hayden Panettiere - Gen Harwood
Kim Cattrall - Tina Harwood
Trevor Blumas - Teddy Harwood
Kirsten Olson - Nikki Fletcher
Jocelyn Lai - Tiffany Lai
Connie Ray - Nikki's Mom
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee - Tiffany's Dad
Roy Bradshaw - Tiffany's Coach
Mark Hird - Nikki's Coach
Ben Gilbank - Brian
Thanh Nguyen - Hot Dog Kid

Taglines: Big things happen to those who dream big.


Official Website: Disney [United States] | Walt Disney Records - soundtrack |

Release Date: 18 March 2005

Filming Locations: Millbrook, Ontario, Canada

Opening Weekend: $6,807,471 (USA) (20 March 2005) (2501 Screens)

Gross: $24,381,334 (USA) (12 June 2005)

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Did You Know?

Zoe Bloch skates to the instrumentals of Britney Spear's song, "Toxic"

Revealing mistakes: When Casey falls on the ice while skating on the pond, her leg goes up and she is wearing black rubber boots, not ice skates.

Girl at Party: Your doing that babbling thing again
Teddy Harwood: I think babbling is cool.

User Review

Terrific movie

Rating: 10/10

I loved this movie, and I don't know why the other reviewer did not. Maybe said reviewer was not accustomed to viewing Disney movies, which are generally cleaner and more family-oriented. The star of the film worked her hardest against all obstacles to accomplish her goals and realize her dreams, without throwing away her intelligence. She learned that intelligence is not a burden, as it is often portrayed, but a gift that can possibly be applied to many other areas of life. The main character was a well-developed character, as were the supporting characters, and the soundtrack was excellent. I truly enjoyed this movie, and it was a joy to watch. I shall hope to see it again before it is released on DVD.


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