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Ice Dreams (2009)

Fourteen years after a tragic accident, former Olympian figure skater Amy Clayton agrees to coach a young student. In doing so, she must face the demons of her past and embark upon a ... See full summary »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Cauffiel ... Amy Clayton
Shelley Long ... Harriet Clayton
Brady Smith ... Tim King
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Debra Laston
Noelle Bruno Noelle Bruno ... Nicky Laston
Randy Gardner ... Self
Jon Lindstrom ... Nolan
Jerry Stiller ... Skipper
Karly Rothenberg ... Landlady
Stan Egi ... Tony
Stephanie Gardner Stephanie Gardner ... Karen Brown
Sandra Dee Robinson ... Alice Brown
Mel Fair ... Rick Newman
Melanie Kim Melanie Kim ... Barbie Best
Tasia Sherel ... Mom #1


Fourteen years after a tragic accident, former Olympian figure skater Amy Clayton agrees to coach a young student. In doing so, she must face the demons of her past and embark upon a journey of healing her shattered life and broken relationships. Being on the ice unearths painful memories while simultaneously re-awakening a quest and a dream she thought she had left behind. Written by Stella Marie

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Drama | Family | Romance



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Jessica Cauffiel was a figure skater as a youth in Michigan, and trained for several weeks with International Figure Skating Champion and choreographer Sharon Wissel, in preparation for her turn as a former Olympian in Ice Dreams. See more »


Early on, Amy opens her scrapbook. A small article titled 'Amy Clayton Wins National Competition' takes up about half the first page. Amy turns three more pages, and the same article appears, now filling an entire page. The headline suggests Amy's ice skating career, but the body of the article is actually about sheep-breeding winners at the local county fair. No mention of ice skating. See more »


Amy Clayton: I never wanted you to fix me. That's what you wanted. I don't blame you for anything. No one could help me mother. I had to help myself.
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Standard sports film, well-done
29 May 2010 | by HallmarkMovieBuffSee all my reviews

Of the three movies on the Hallmark Channel this Saturday evening of Memorial Day weekend, given its bland description in the TV listings, this is the one I expected to like the least. But despite it's being a formulaic sports film, it was so well-written, -cast, and -executed, that I found it more enjoyable than the movie that preceded it on the schedule, one with more well-known actors.

As the sport in this film is figure skating, one might imagine that in casting, they'd need either skaters who could act or actors who could skate, or both, including one who could handle a hockey stick. In one case, however, they partially double-cast the final competition's underdog by casting an ingénue who could skate well enough for most of the scenes, and hiring a more proficient skater for the more difficult jumps and turns. Whichever the case, all performances here are faultless.

If you like feel-good movies about sports competition, this is one I'd recommend if for no other reason than gets its point and emotion across in a shorter amount of time than most.

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Release Date:

23 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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