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}}.

[[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''.


[[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.


[[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 ''TheFlintstones'' in '79)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks'' (1985)
** ''[[Franchise/StarWars Ewoks]]'' (1986)
** ''TeddyRuxpin'' (1987)
** 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)
* The ''Disney/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:
** ''Film/AlvinandtheChipmunks'' (2015)
** ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''
** ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}''
** ''CuriousGeorge''
** Literature/MaxAndRuby
** ''Disney Live!'' (franchise)
** ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''
** ''The Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Power Tour'' included characters from ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower''.
** ''Series/MuppetBabies''
** ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony''
** ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' as ''Theatre/PokemonLive''
** ''Anime/PrettyCure''
** ''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)
** ''Manga/ShugoChara''
** ''{{Sooty}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' (UK only)
** ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' via the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour.
** ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''

* [[ 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 ''Disney/DisneyOnIce''.
** ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular'' featured life-sized animatronic dinosaurs prowling the stage.


[[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 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''.