Ice Princess

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Ice Princess (2005 Movie)

“Ice Princess” is a Disney sports drama film released in 2005. The movie follows the story of Casey Carlyle, played by Michelle Trachtenberg, a brainy high school student who aspires to become a scientist. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden talent for figure skating.

Casey’s fascination with physics leads her to conduct a scientific project on the physics of figure skating for a scholarship competition. In her research, she befriends Tina Harwood, a former figure skater turned coach, played by Kim Cattrall. Tina recognizes Casey’s potential and offers to train her as a figure skater.

Despite her initial reluctance, Casey begins training and discovers her natural talent for ice skating. She faces various challenges and obstacles, including balancing her academic responsibilities with her newfound passion for skating. Additionally, she has to deal with the skepticism of her mother, played by Joan Cusack, who wants her to focus solely on her studies.

As Casey becomes more involved in the world of figure skating, she forms friendships with other skaters, including Gen Harwood, Tina’s son, played by Trevor Blumas. Gen, who is also a competitive skater, supports Casey in her journey and eventually becomes her romantic interest.

Throughout the film, Casey’s passion for figure skating grows, and she sets her sights on competing in the Regional Skating Championships. Along the way, she learns valuable life lessons about perseverance, determination, and following her dreams.

“Ice Princess” is a heartwarming and empowering film that emphasizes the importance of pursuing one’s passions and defying societal expectations. It showcases the transformation of a young girl who dares to challenge the status quo and discovers her own unique talents and potential.

The film received positive reviews for its empowering message and strong performances from the cast. It became a favorite among young audiences, especially those interested in figure skating or stories of self-discovery and female empowerment.

“Ice Princess” combines elements of drama, sports, and coming-of-age themes, making it an enjoyable and inspiring film for audiences of all ages. It encourages viewers to embrace their talents, follow their dreams, and believe in themselves, even when faced with obstacles and doubts from others.

Ice Princess

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $27.6 million
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  • Michelle Trachtenberg: Casey Carlyle
  • Joan Cusack: Joan Carlyle
  • Kim Cattrall: Tina Harwood
  • Hayden Panettiere: Gennifer “Gen” Harwood
  • Trevor Blumas: Teddy Harwood
  • Erik King: Chip Healey
  • Diego Klattenhoff: Kyle Dayton
  • Kirsten Olson: Nikki Fletcher
  • Signe Ronka: Emma Flanders
  • Juliana Cannarozzo: Zoe Bloch
  • Paul Sun-Hyung Lee: Mr. Lai
  • Martha MacIsaac: Mean Party Girl
  • Connie Ray: Mrs. Fletcher
  • Michelle Kwan: ESPN reporter
  • Jocelyn Lai: Tiffany Lai
  • Shanique Ollivierre-Lake: Chantal DeGroat
  • Amy Stewart: Ann
  • Kristina Whitcomb: Ms. Fisher Lee


  • Directors: Tim Fywell
  • Producer: Bridget Johnson
  • Music: Christophe Beck

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