A coming-of-age story in which a brainy, gawky teenaged girl dreams of becoming a champion figure skater.
Casey Carlyle (Trachtenberg) doesn't have any friends, having sacrificed a social life in order to fulfill the high-minded expectations of her uptight mother, Joan (Cusack). But that begins to change when she embarks on a science project that involves her lifelong dream of becoming an ice skater. After finding herself in skates of her very own, Casey realizes that she has a rare talent. With the help of former prodigy turned hardnosed coach, Tina (Cattrall), Casey finally blossoms into the person that she's always wanted to be. Unfortunately, this person is the opposite of the person her mother wants her to be. As the regional championships approach, Casey must find the strength to put her conflicts with her mother out of her mind and skate like she's never skated before.