The journey begins in 1915 when a young German skater ignites America’s love with dancing on ice. “The Fabulous Ice Age” chronicles a century of theatrical skating, from Berlin’s Charlotte, to America’s Ice Follies, Ice Capades, Holiday on Ice, and the Sonja Henie shows, illustrating how they dominated live entertainment for decades while also depicting one skaters’ quest to share this history.
Never before seen footage, photos and rare archival material introduce us to a handful of skaters, producers and entrepreneurs who helped change their world. Starting in America with the Hippodrome and hotel shows and big arenas, we then see how Holiday on Ice brought skating to Europe, behind the Iron Curtain, to Asia, Africa and South America. where ice had never been seen before.