Not to be confused with Winter Royal Lady
or the book by Camilla Lackberg.
- And Starring: Michelle Trachtenberg (although she's actually billed above the title). See also Billing Displacement.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Casey is a math and physics nerd who applied her skills to become a figure skater. She soon becomes a competitor in the U.S. Nationals.
- Beautiful All Along: Casey at the party that Gen takes her to.
- Billing Displacement: Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays Casey - you know, the main character - is billed below Joan Cusack (who for some reason gets top billing) and Kim Cattrall.
- The Cameo: Michelle Kwan and Brian Boitano show up as commentators at sectionals.
- The Cast Showoff:
- While both Michelle Trachtenberg and Hayden Panettiere (Gen) do a lot (though not all) of their own skating, Panettiere also sings "I Fly" as the last part of the Credits Medley.
- Also, the actresses who played Nikki, Zoe, and Tiffany are all actual skaters.
- Dawson Casting: Averted by Michelle Trachtenberg (who was 18 during filming playing a 17-year-old). Inverted by Hayden Panettiere (14 during filming... and Gen is in the same grade as Casey).
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Everyone admires Gen Harwood because she shines on the rink and at school.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Nikki the Jumping Shrimp. Subverted in that she is the only person who doesn't seem to think it's embarrassing.
- Kick the Dog: Tina purposely buys Casey a new pair of skates (Casey, being a novice, doesn't know she needed to break into the new skates first) during a skating competition so that Casey would fall and injure her feet.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Gen comes off as an inconsiderate party girl at first, but later turns out to be a good friend and guide to Casey. Notably, Gen seems quite disgusted by Tina's Kick the Dog moment, even though Tina was doing it for her.
- Mama Bear: Casey's mom Joan, while not approving of her daughter's decision to skate, angrily calls out Tina for the above Kick the Dog moment.
- My Beloved Smother: Both Casey and Gennifer's moms are forcing their own ambitions and dreams to their daughters.
- Serious Business: Ice skating, for the skaters themselves (particularly Nikki) and doubly so for their parents. See Kick the Dog above.
- Shaking Her Hair Loose: Gen takes Casey to a party without telling her where they were going. Gen tells her that it's okay that she's not dressed for a party as long as she shakes it.
- Somewhere A Figure Skater Is Crying: The many inconsistencies in this movie (being able to pass two levels in one go, reaching Nationals after a year of skating, etc.) make many a skater wince.
- Spell My Name with an S: Gen is spelled with a G.
- Technician Versus Performer: Gen and Casey. Gen eventually quits because she doesn't have the same passion as her mom, she sacrificed her personal life and neglected her schoolwork to focus on technique. Casey, by contrast, loves skating.