Ice Castles is a 1978 American Romantic drama, starring Lynn-Holly Johnson and Robby Benson.

It is the story of Alexis, a young Figure skater, and her rise and fall from super stardom. Tragedy strikes when, following a freak accident, Lexie loses her Sight, leaving her to hide away in the privacy of her own despair. She eventually perseveres and begins competing in figure skating again.

The work was filmed on location in Colorado and Minnesota. It made famous Melissa Manchester's hit song, "Through the Eyes of Love."


Actor (character)

  • Robby Benson (Nick Peterson)
  • Lynn-Holly Johnson (Alexis Winston)
  • Jim McShaw (Phil McRackin)
  • Colleen Dewhurst (Beulah Smith)
  • Tom Skerritt (Marcus Winston)
  • Jennifer Warren (Deborah Markland)
  • David Huffman (Brian Dockett)
  • Diane Reilly (Sandy)
  • Craig T. McMullen (medical doctor)
  • Kelsey Uffort (Cecile Monchet)
  • Leonard Lilyholm (hockey coach)
  • Brian Foley (choreography)
  • John Claude Bleuze (French Coach)
  • Theresa Willmus (Annette Brashout)
  • Diana Holden (X-ray technician)
  • Michelle McLeon (Sketer)
  • Carol Williams (television producer) (television producer)

Plot summaryEdit

Alexis "Lexie" Winston (Lynn-Holly Johnson) is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. Lexie enters a regional championship and is discovered by an elite coach (Warren) who sees her potential despite a lack of training and qualifications at an advanced age for figure skaters. Lexie moves from her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to train at the legendary Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lexie's life is drastically changed; she alienates her high school sweetheart, a handsome young hockey player called Nick (Robby Benson) and she begins dating an older man. One night, while skating, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself, she and Nick rediscover their love for each other. With help from Nick, her father Marcus and original coach Beulah, Lexie begins to realize that she can still fulfill her dreams.

See alsoEdit

  • List of sports films

External linksEdit

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