# Goofs

#### 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.

#### Audio/visual unsynchronised

Before Casey's first skating competition, when Tina is standing outside of the car, she's talking about the CDs she'll play on the way back. At one point, she says "your music," but her lips are saying something different.

#### Character error

Velocity times momentum does not equal acceleration.
Casey's explanation - when she is making her video with her friend - is incorrect. She spins faster because of conservation of angular momentum. By pulling in her arms, she decreases her radius, thus decreasing her moment of inertia. Thus, her angular velocity increases - i.e., she spins faster.
When Casey serves the food to the skaters, she gives the total adding 1.65 plus 2.35 plus 3.55, saying it equals to 7.30, when it adds to 7.55.

#### Continuity

In the opening scene Casey is skating on an outdoor pond (later revealed to be in Connecticut) wearing warm clothing and even a hat. A pond in the Northeast might be frozen between November-March. In the next scene, her teacher is suggesting she work on a physics project over the summer meaning it is around May or June.
While Casey is skating on the pond, right before Teddy comes, she falls to the ice. In 1 shot, her leg flies up with no skate on.
In all the shots of Casey between putting on the outfit her mom got her for the Harvard alumni tea and arriving at the tea, the portion of the skating costume covering her hand isn't visible. When she reaches for an hors d'oeuvre, however, that portion of the costume is clearly visible.
At the end, when Casey is skating on the ice lake and Teddy appears on the Zamboni, she drops her hat. In the overhead shots, the hat disappears.
When Casey talks the girl from Harvard, the girl's hair starts out on her shoulder, then changes in every scene.

#### Crew or equipment visible

There are many times during the mid-end of the movie where you can see a microphone hanging from the edge of the screen. (In those scenes, the microphone is covered by a black, furry microphone cover.) There is also one scene where the pole of the microphone is easily seen.

#### Errors in geography

Casey Carlyle, who lives with her mother in Connecticut, goes to a skating competition in Pennsylvania, leaving her disapproving mother at home. Mom has a change of heart, leaves home after the competition starts, drives 200 miles and arrives in time to see her daughter skate.
In the first competition, the results list spells Zoe's hometown "Wooster." It should be spelled "Worcester."

#### Factual errors

Teddy's Zamboni is too heavy for the ice on the "pond" near Casey's house.
USFSA Snowplow Sam classes are for children up to 6 years old. Casey is much too old for them.
Snowplow Sam skills are: sitting and standing, marching in place, marching forward, gliding, dips, backward wiggles, swizzles, rocking horse, two-foot hops, forward skating, forward one-foot glides, and snowplow stops. The Snowplow Sam class is learning advanced skills. During the practice session, the skaters are landing axels, which are usually learned much later.
Casey is shown competing with music that has words in it. USFSA skating competitions do not allow music with words for programs. If words are used then the skater has points deducted.
Networks like ESPN do not broadcast junior regional ice-skating competitions live.
Casey is shown competing under theatrical lighting. USFSA skating competitions do not have theatrical lighting.
US Figure Skating tests are not given to Basic Skills levels. Tests are not done during "recitals."
When the standings of the regionals are shown, it lists Zoey's home town as "Wooster". While that is how the city's name is pronounced, the correct spelling is "Worcester".

#### Incorrectly regarded as goofs

When entering sectionals, Casey is not allowed to enter due to the fact she is in 5th place, since 4 are only allowed to take part. Five people are mentioned to be taking part in sectionals at the near end of the film.

#### Revealing mistakes

At the party when Casey has figured out that the boy will swing through the window (and he does), as he goes through the wooden frame there is no breaking or shattering of glass as there would have been if break away glass had been used in the scene.