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01-26-2011, 07:33 PM
Whitney Matheson at USAToday posted my list of Top Five Skating Movies (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2011/01/todays-pop-five-sharon-ws-fave-skating-movies/1) today! I sent it in special for Nationals.

Take a look, argue all you want :soapbox: :argue: . I had about 3 others, but these are the ones I picked in the end.

The Toe Pick movie will always be my favorite.

01-26-2011, 08:03 PM
Mixing figure skating movies with hockey movies is just ridiculous. Why not throw in Cool Runnings and do everything ice-related? Bad premise.

I agree that Cutting Edge and Ice Castles are the top two -- tied, possibly. I'd probably throw in On Edge at number 3, and Blades of Glory at 4.

01-26-2011, 08:06 PM
Aren't there only 5 skating movies?

01-26-2011, 08:24 PM
I wasn't originally going to mix the two, but wanted to improve the chances of getting the list published. And since both Ice Castles and The Cutting Edge have hockey player boys, it is not a stretch at all.

01-26-2011, 08:24 PM
LOL! That's what I thought....unless you count all 4 Cutting Edge Movies!

01-26-2011, 08:25 PM
Aren't there only 5 skating movies?

Just about...there aren't many.

01-26-2011, 08:32 PM
I figure the addition of hockey simply expands the appeal of the article. And they're all good skating movies, be they hockey or figure.

I really liked Mystery, Alaska. I haven't seen Miracle yet, but do intend to.

01-26-2011, 09:04 PM
#1 Sun Valley Serenade! #2 the one with the 3 Stooges in it! Anything with Sonia Henie in it is in my top 5 :cool:

01-26-2011, 09:30 PM
I would put Snow White & the Three Stooges ahead of Blades of Glory. And I can't stand the 3 Stooges. Blades of Glory is completely unwatchable IMO. I turned if off after the 1st 5-10mins.

purple skates
01-26-2011, 09:31 PM
I haven't seen Miracle yet, but do intend to.

It's a good movie.

Congrats on getting your list published slicekw! :cheer2: Great plug for figure skating. :)

01-26-2011, 09:35 PM
Blades of Glory is completely unwatchable IMO. I turned if off after the 1st 5-10mins.

More watchable than all those ice princess / mean girl type movies, IMO. Gag me.

01-26-2011, 10:24 PM
*Ahem* Slapshot is the greatest hockey movie of all time.:soapbox:

01-26-2011, 10:48 PM
We just don't have any good ice skating movies...at least for those over age 13 or 14. :( This reminds me of my thread from the past: :shuffle:

http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=72354&highlight=why+can%27t+they+make+a+good+ice+skating +movie

01-27-2011, 01:04 AM
Yeah, hockey was easier. For FS, I had to ditch Sonja Henie and wouldn't consider the other Cutting Edge movies. For hockey, I had to discard Slapshot and the Mighty Ducks.

01-29-2011, 02:16 AM
If you include TV movies, there have actually been quite a few figure skating movies. Almost all of them are terrible, but they're kind of fun in a so-bad-they're-hilarious way. Most of them are rather hard to find, but I'm amassing quite the collection... ;)