Ice Castles

Synopsis: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential to realize her dreams.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Director(s): Donald Wrye
Production: SPE Acquisitions
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

You think you're some kind of character?

How do you know? What do you know?

I won the regionals.

Twenty-five years ago.

It's a little loose here.

I'll just take a tuck in.

It's pretty.

Well, of course, I was a lot bigger.

Don't laugh.

Even then.

It looks all right, huh?


...thank you.

It was a good-luck dress.

Come on, get down.

Let's put on the collar.


Hey, Dad?

On your way, babe?


They'll be here any minute.

I'll be back in a couple of days.

Three at the most.

Well, I guess that's your ride.

Wish me luck.

Please, Dad.

Yeah, sure, honey.

Hell, knock 'em dead.

Do you know who's judging?


-You're joking.

She sold herself--

I hate this.

Did you ever see her?

Who's that girl over there in the blue?

I never saw her.

Do you know her?

I love her little collar.

She's probably wearing it

to cover her hickies.


Sandra Miller.

Pretty good.

You've still got a chance, though.

For God's sake,

anything you're not sure of, don't try.


These judges are sticklers for perfection.

I've been watching them all evening.

5.5, 5.7...

...5.6, 5.7, 5.6.

I don't stand a chance...

...making up enough points.

I might as well--

You just have a ball.

Final skater of the evening,

ladies and gentlemen...

Have a ball.

...Alexis "Lexie" Winston,

from Waverly, Iowa.

Let's give her a real warm welcome.

The scores are 5.2, 5.0...

...4.8, 5.0, 5.2.

Those bastards!

They didn't believe it.

They couldn't believe their eyes.

They want you, Lexie.

They want you to circle the ice.

Go, go, go!

Ladies and gentlemen, let me give you

the final standings once again.

In first place,

from Des Moines Skating Club...

...Sandra Miller.

Second, Amy Styler, from Caro, Illinois.

Third, Susan Blackley,

Chicago Skating Club.

Rate this script:0.0 / 0 votes

Donald Wrye

Donald Wrye (September 24, 1934 – May 15, 2015) was an American director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for directing the 1978 film Ice Castles. He died on May 15, 2015, at his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. more…

All Donald Wrye scripts | Donald Wrye Scripts

0 fans

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Ice Castles" STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 2 Oct. 2023. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!


    Ice Castles



    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.