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In 2003, two skaters -- Chazz Michael Michaels (played by Creator/WillFerrell) and James "Jimmy" [=MacElroy=] (played by [[Film/NapoleonDynamite Jon Heder]]) -- have been banned from the Men's Singles Skaters after a fight between the two skaters.

After going through a slump in their lives, Jimmy discovered a loophole with the help of his stalker Hector saying that he can compete in the doubles even though he's been banned. Jimmy gains the help of his coach, but is unable to find a female partner, so they enlist the help of his rival Chazz to compete in the Figure Skating Championships.

The two must overcome mutual dislike, limited time to prepare, their coach's secret past, and the dirty tricks of their main opponents, the Van Waldenberg siblings. The key to victory or defeat may lie in the attraction of Jimmy towards Katie, the Van Waldenbergs' little sister.

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!!This movie contains the following tropes:
* ActorAllusion: Chazz and Jimmy's coach is {{Coach}} and Katie is a [[BeleagueredAssistant beleaguered]] [[Series/TheOfficeUS assistant]].
* AerithAndBob: Stranz, Fairchild... and Katie.
* AnythingThatMoves: Chazz is ''such'' a sex addict that when he goes to therapy, he can't help hitting on other patients, by telling them about previous sexual encounters in great detail.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Katie.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Stranz and Fairchild.
* BlandNameProduct: "But wait!", you say. "Winter Olympics figure skating rules [[GretzkyHasTheBall specifically state that a pairs team must be a man and a woman!"]] Well, these are the World Winter Sport Games. By the same token, many of the moves they make are illegal in RealLife Winter Olympics. Luckily for them, they're not competing in the Olympics.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Van Waldenberg siblings.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Stranz and Fairchild have TwinCest. Will Arnett and Amy Poehler were [[CastIncest married in real life at the time]].
* ButtMonkey: Katie at the hands of her siblings.
* TheCameo: Several famous figure-skaters make cameos as themselves. Notably Olympian Alexandra Pauline "Sasha" Cohen is apparently a disturbingly enthusiastic Chazz fangirl in universe.
* CampStraight: Jimmy
* TheCasanova: Chazz
* TheCastShowoff: Jon Heder is fluent in Japanese (though with a slight American accent). He gets to show it off when a Japanese reporter posts Jimmy and Chazz a question.
* CheatersNeverProsper: [[spoiler:Stranz and Fairchild's many attempts which include: attempting to capture Chazz and Jimmy, and spraining Chazz's ankle when Fairchild pulls off her pearls and one of his skates rolls over it.]]
* CoolToy: Chazz' specially-made brush.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: The Iron Lotus may be the most dangerous figure skating technique ever; when performed incorrectly, someone usually gets decapitated.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Even the death of Marilyn Monroe! Naturally, this is very much TruthInTelevision for most figure skaters, especially the ballroom dancing on skates ice dancers.
* FallenOnHardTimesJob: Children's ice shows? Sporting-goods clerk? These are tailor-made movie nadirs from which to launch a comeback.
* {{Fanservice}}: Jenna Fischer in lingerie.
* FirstKiss: Jimmy and Katie. An especially awkward example (because it may well be the first kiss ever, for both characters).
* GainaxEnding: The last scene was...[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment unexpected]].
* HeroesWantRedheads: Katie
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood
* IAmTheTrope:
-->'''Chazz''': I am ice skating!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chazz
* LargeHam: Chazz, again.
* LowSpeedChase: There's a hilarious chase scene between Chaz and Stranz which happens while they're both wearing ice skates -- on ''pavement''.
* {{Manipulative Bastard}}s: Stranz and Fairchild wring as much guilt out of Katie for accidentally being the cause of their parents' deaths as humanly possible. [[spoiler: She breaks free by declaring that their parents were the cause (or at least large contributors) of the accident.]]
* MundaneUtility: Chazz can ''shoot fireballs out of his hands'', which no one finds at all unusual. (Jimmy finds it annoying.) The only thing he uses them for is his fierce victory poses. [[GainaxEnding Until the end, anyway]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Gal]]: The all-too-cute and wholesome Katie.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Jimmy walking in on [[spoiler:Chazz groping Katie after she was sent to seduce him and break up the team]].
* OddNameOut: The Van Waldenberg siblings: Stranz, Fairchild, and Katie.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Hi there, Jenna Fischer.
* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head]]: In the Iron Lotus video the coach shows, a North Korean gets her head chopped off when they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5O7JnmUbFw perform the move]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Jimmy's adopted father disowns him after [[spoiler:he's kicked out of men's figure skating for brawling with Chazz]].
* PlayingAgainstType: Jon Heder is usually known for playing snarky nerds. Ferrell is perfectly typecast though.
* PunBasedTitle
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Brother-sister ice dancing pairs do happen. There were four at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Jimmy's peacock costume was inspired by male figure skater Johnny Weir's [[http://assets.espn.go.com/i/eticket/20100111/photos/etick_weir03_412.jpg swan-based costume]], complete with the glove representing the beak.
* RedOniBlueOni: Chazz and Jimmy, notably in the theme for their first competition together, "Fire and Ice".
* RefugeInAudacity: Everything Stranz and Fairchild do.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: [[spoiler:Chazz and Jimmy ride out of the arena into space on rocket skates after winning the skating Championships.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Jimmy and Chazz. Just look at them.
* SeriousBusiness: The movie focuses on skating to which the antagonists would go to great lengths to win
* ShoutOut: The Iron Lotus bears an uncanny resemblance to the Pamchenko from the figure skating movie ''The Cutting Edge'', which also featured a pair of antagonistic figure skaters.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: The Van Waldenbergs in general but especially Katie.
* SlapSlapKiss: Stranz and Fairchild at the end.
* StalkerWithACrush: Hector! And he's really creepy about it.
-->'''Hector:''' I totally want to cut off your skin and wear it to my birthday... it's coming up...
* TechnicianVsPerformer: Jimmy is the technical person, and Chazz is the performer.
* TropaholicsAnonymous: Chazz goes to one of these meetings for sex addicts. None of them seem to be making any progress though.
* TheUnfavorite: Katie with her brother and sister Stranz and Fairchild. They use their parents' car accident in order to make her do their dirty work.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Stranz and Fairchild are ''always'' dressed up, even when they're just relaxing at home.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Chazz, while working for a children's ice show during the three years he is banned from competition, gets drunk and throws up inside his 'evil wizard' giant costume head.
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