This is a feature documentary I wrote, produced, directed and edited for the PBS affiliate in Sacramento. The film tells the story of a historic, iconic, 70-year old ice rink in Sacramento that was destroyed by an arsonist's fire in 2010. Miraculously, and due entirely to a tremendous outpouring of community support, the rink was up and running again only six months later. The film was ultimately nominated for an Emmy Award, and went on to win several other awards including a Telly Award.
My own involvement with the rink is very personal. My parents were very accomplished - and fairly well known - ice dancers who's skating careers spanned nearly a half-century. They spent much of their skating lives at Iceland. I myself was in the rink only a few days after I was born, and spent a great deal of my life there as well.