Ice Castles (2010 film)

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Ice Castles is a 2010 American direct-to-DVD[1]sportsromantic drama film directed by Donald Wrye and starring Taylor Firth and Rob Mayes.[2] It is a remake of the 1978 film of the same name,[3] which was also directed by Wrye.[4]

2010 American film
Ice Castles

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Directed by Donald Wrye
Screenplay by Donald Wrye
Gary L. Baim
Karen Bloch Morse
Based on Ice Castles
by Donald Wrye
Gary L. Baum
Produced by Michael Mahoney
Starring Taylor Firth
Rob Mayes
Cinematography Eric Cayla
Edited by Robert A. Ferretti
Music by David C. Williams
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date
  • February 9, 2010 (2010-02-09)
Running time
95 minutes
Countries United States
Language English

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Lexi Winston lives on an Iowa farm with her father. She has a boyfriend named Nick who plays hockey in college. Lexi’s skating talent attracts the attention of a coach who wants to take her to Boston and train her to win championships. Lexi works hard and comes in second in regionals, but she misses Nick. However, her coach considers the boyfriend a distraction and won’t even let her mention him to the press. In sectionals, Lexi wins the competition and is ready to go the nationals, but she takes a break from an event where she is supposed to meet with those who can further her career, going outside to just skate for fun. She falls and hits her head, which causes her to go blind. Miracles do happen, she is told, but this is her life for now. Nick has quit the hockey team because the professional teams are not interested in him, and comes back to Iowa to spend time with Lexi. Lexi’s condition is kept secret from the public, and while she doesn’t believe she will skate again, her father and her boyfriend have to urge her just to get out of bed. Eventually, Lexi is willing to try skating again. After some training, she is actually capable of competing again, and she goes to the national competition, with the public unaware she is blind.

Taylor Firth, who had no prior acting experience, earned her role when she impressed executives at Sony Pictures after they saw a 2007 YouTube video of her ice skating.[5]

The film was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[6]

Notable figure skaters Sandra Bezic and David Wilson served as choreographers for the skating scenes.[7]

Lynn-Holly Johnson, who played as Lexie in the original movie, filmed a cameo in the remake, but her scene was cut.[8]

  1. “Donald Wrye, Writer and Director on ‘Ice Castles,’ Dies at 80”. Yahoo! Movies. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  2. Kelley, Seth (21 May 2015). “Donald Wrye, ‘Ice Castles’ Writer and Director, Dies at 80”. Variety. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  3. Bosch, Torie (23 February 2010). “How To Make a Better Figure-Skating Movie”. Slate. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. Parks, Tim (7 April 2009). Ice Castles’ remake in the works”. Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  5. DeLuca, Michele (16 May 2009). “ICE PRINCES: Grand Island’s Taylor Firth stars in “Ice Castles.. Niagara Gazette. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  6. Kilday, Gregg (6 April 2009). “Taylor Firth to star in ‘Ice Castles. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  7. Schneider Farris, Jo Ann (20 October 2016). “Review of the Remake of the Figure Skating Movie “Ice Castles. ThoughtCo. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  8. Vanderbilt, Mike (22 May 2015). “R.I.P Donald Wrye, director of Ice Castles. The A.V. Club. Retrieved 17 October 2017.

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