So you have a character who's famous in-universe, or a popular show-within-a-show. For sake of example: ''The Alice and Bob Show''. What better way to show off that fame and popularity? ''Alice and Bob On Ice''! When you've got your own ice show, you've officially made it to the big time.

Like many [[ShowWithinAShow Shows within Shows]], an in-universe Ice Show may be rife with AdaptationDecay and StylisticSuck. There also tends to be a high level of {{camp}}.

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not related to]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs metamphetamine.]] SubTrope of RecycledInSpace.

!!Examples On Ice!


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'' had a brief clip promising "[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] on Ice" in the sequel.
* The climax of ''Film/DeathToSmoochy'' takes place during a production of ''Smoochy on Ice''.
* In ''Film/VegasVacation'', Clark Griswold notes in passing that one of the local productions they could check out is ''Liberace on Ice''.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] the trope in the episode ''iWin A Date'' when two of their friends didn't show up for their webshow as they went to see ''Girly Cow On Ice''.
-->'''Carly:''' "Why is it whenever there's a popular TV show they just gotta go put it on ice!"
* Dialogue in a ''Series/FullHouse'' episode revealed that Danny once took D.J. to see ''Smurfs on Ice''.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'' decide to introduce Royals On Ice!
-->"But they'll break every bone in their body!"
-->"No they won't!"
-->Cue TitleCard: BUT THEY DID.
* Nick at Nite had a marathon of ''Series/TheOddCouple'' titled "Odd Couple On Ice!". The wraparounds for this had skaters in Oscar and Felix costumes performing routines while Tony Randal and Jack Klugman provided commentary.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The RealLife progenitors of this trope were touring ice skating revues such as ''Ice Follies'' and ''Ice Capades'', via segments inspired by popular kid-friendly franchises. ''Ice Follies'' featured ''Series/SesameStreet'' characters in TheSeventies, while ''Ice Capades'' (which died in TheNineties) featured:
** ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' (1977 edition, plus a crossover with ''ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' in '79)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks'' (1985)
** ''[[Franchise/StarWars Ewoks]]'' (1986)
** ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin Teddy Ruxpin]]'' (1987)
** Franchise/SuperMarioBrothers (1989) -- Princess Toadstool spoke like Mae West, King Koopa was played by Mr. Belvedere, Mario sounded like Fred Flintstone, and the whole thing ended with a CurbStompBattle in which Mario did NOTHING. It has to be seen to be [[ here it is!]]
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (1990)
** ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' (1997)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' (More than once in TheEighties)
** {{Franchise/Barbie}} (Several times in TheEighties and TheNineties)
** ''WesternAnimation/SkyDancers'', which was the very last Ice Capades show to ever be produced.
* The ''Theatre/DisneyOnIce'' franchise, TheRival to ''Ice Capades'' that eventually came out on top.
* ''The Wizard of Oz on Ice'' was adapted from [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the 1939 film]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} on Ice''.
* ''Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit'' along with the other characters created by Creator/BeatrixPotter had an ice show at Ride/AltonTowers in the early 90's.
* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}s'' - [[ ON ICE!]]
* While presented on traditional stages rather than ice rinks, there is a whole theatrical subgenre The Other Wiki calls "[[ adapted live stage tours]]" featuring children's animated or puppet characters "coming to life" in the same manner (elaborate costumes, pre-recorded soundtracks, etc.). These can become their own franchises, with a new show introduced every year or so; shows that have received this treatment include:
** ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'' (which was shown on TV after the show it was based on finished it's run.)
** ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' (2015 for the film series, as well as two earlier shows in TheEighties)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans''
** ''Series/BananasInPyjamas''
** ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''
** ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''
** ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''
** ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}''
** ''Franchise/CareBears''
** ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' (based on the PBS Kids show)
** ''WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge'' (based on the PBS Kids show)
** ''Disney Live!'' (franchise)
*** ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' and ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverLandPirates'' were combined for a ''Disney Junior'' stage tour called ''Pirate and Princess Adventures''. The pre show also featured ''WesterAnimation/DocMcStuffins''.
** ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''
*** ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo''
** ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had [[ this weird show]] over in Spain.
** ''WesternAnimation/Franklin''
** ''Franchise/HelloKitty''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''
** ''The Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Power Tour'' included characters from ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower''.
** ''Literature/MaxAndRuby''
** ''Series/MuppetBabies''
** ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony''
** ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy]]'' (It had one for ''Toyland Adventures'' in 1994 and ''Make Way For Noddy'' in 2005. ''Noddy, Toyland Detective'' was also represented in the show ''Milkshake Live! The Magic Storybook''.)
** ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' (also shown on TV once the series ended)
** ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol''
** ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig''
** ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' as ''Phineas And Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever'' (This one is pretty notable for it's Nightmare inducing [[ costumes]].)
** ''WesternAnimation/PJMasks''
** ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' as ''Theatre/PokemonLive''
** ''Franchise/PrettyCure''
** ''[[Anime/PriPara [=PriPara=]]]'' has received two of these.
** ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats'' as ''Rugrats: A Live Adventure''
** ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' (a franchise of "Sailor Moon Musicals" in and of itself; referred to by fans as "Theatre/SeraMyu" for short.
** ''Series/SesameStreet'' as ''Sesame Street Live'' (one of the oldest examples, it launched in 1980; franchise)
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep''
** ''Toys/{{Shopkins}}''
** ''Manga/ShugoChara''
** ''{{Sooty}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' (UK only. The United States got a Broadway adaptation of the show.)
** ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake''
** ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' via the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour.
** ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''
** ''Series/{{Tweenies}}
** ''WesternAnimation/WildKrats''
** ''Series/WimziesHouse''
* [[ Holiday on Ice]], currently a Europe-only production which has given the continent shows featuring:
** ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''
** ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther''
** ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''
* Rick Wakeman's ConceptAlbum ''The Myths and Legends of KingArthur and the Knights of the Round Table'' was performed at the Wembley Arena as ''King Arthur on Ice''. According to some reports, this was not an aesthetic choice on Wakeman's part, it was just the Arena had recently held a skating contest and couldn't be thawed in time.
* A step up from the above tours are arena productions based on live-action or comic book properties, featuring elaborate special effects and/or stunts to put characters and creatures through their paces.
** ''Theatre/BatmanLive''
** ''Series/DoctorWho Live'' featured monsters and evil robots on stage and the Eleventh Doctor in specially-recorded film footage.
** ''[[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel Universe LIVE!]]'' is from the same producer as ''Theatre/DisneyOnIce''.
** ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular'' featured life-sized animatronic dinosaurs prowling the stage.
** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon: The Arena Spectacular'' is from the same producers as Walking With Dinosaurs but combined with a retelling of the first movie in the successful animated film franchise.
* One of the final two editions of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (which both closed in 2016, and had the same corporate parent as the aforementioned ''Disney on Ice'') incorporated ice skating into the traditional three-ring show.
* ''Crystal'' is literally Creator/CirqueDuSoleil on ice.


[[folder: Sketch Comedy ]]

* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for December 11th, 2010 had a ''Meryl Streep on Ice'' sketch.


[[folder: Talk Show ]]

* Creator/DavidLetterman's December 12, 2010 show had a fake ad for ''[=WikiLeaks=] on Ice''.
** In TheEighties one Top Ten list featured rejected ''Ice Capades'' themes, including "Big Bird Gets Mites", "Eldrige Cleaver's ''Soul on Ice'' on Ice", "A Fat Smurf Hits on Dorothy Hamill", and "Snoopy Stains the Ice".


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'' has The Crusader On Ice. The Crusader's girlfriend is the only one amused.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* The WebAnimation/YouTubePoop ''Film/GoodBurger On Ice''.
* The WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "rock opera" makes reference to a ''Dangeresque: Put 'Em on Ice!'' at the end. It bears mentioning that ''[[ShowWithinAShow Dangeresque]]'' is an action-movie franchise about a hard-boiled cop.
* The ''Podcast/HouseToAstonish'' live show opened with Paul declaring "Live! On fire! On ice!", which was also used as the episode title. It wasn't really on ice (or indeed on fire).


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The full title of the 20th anniversary special was ''The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special - In 3-D! On Ice!'' (Although it was neither on ice nor in 3D, and was shown during the 21st season...but it really was about ''The Simpsons''.)
** In one episode of the show, Krusty and Sideshow Mel host an Ice Capades-type show; they slip behind some flats and two obvious skate-doubles come out to do an ice dance in their stead. When they finished, they were crushed by the scenery, revealing that Krusty and Mel were watching TV and slacking off.
** In Season 2's "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge", Roger Meyers, Jr. strolls past a poster for ''Itchy & Scratchy on Ice'' as he dictates his rude reply to Marge's letter.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy sells magical lemonade so he can afford tickets to ''Crash Nebula on Ice''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had ''Reptar on Ice''. Reptar is the show's expy of Godzilla, but for some reason (even the guy playing Reptar complained about its implausibility), the ice show had him falling in love with a reporter. On the other hand, Grampa was doubtful about seeing it but thought it was brilliant once he did.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' did a sketch where ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' became "''Empire... OnIce''!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** In the episode "Play It Again, D.W.", D.W. has four tickets to ''Crazy Bus Live''. Arthur doesn't want to go, but D.W. tells him that it's only fair; she had to go to ''Bionic Bunny on Ice'' when Arthur wanted to go.
** Also, in the AllCGICartoon ''Arthur's Missing Pal'' D.W is trying to win a contest to see ''Mary Moo Cow on Ice''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': In "Bloo's Brothers", Bloo's popularity has resulted in a flood of CaptainErsatz Bloos, and this becomes a problem when Mac only has two tickets to [[BlandNameProduct the Ice Charades]].
* Eddie from ''WesternAnimation/SlackerCats'' goes to see ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' on ice.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', Judy is a fan of ''Shakespeare on Ice''.