Center Ice Documentary

For most figure skaters that hold a lifelong Olympic dream, end their career with injury or mental breakdowns due the pressure of the sport. Artistic figure skating is the tomorrow of figures skating that has opened up doors to competitive figure skaters to capture their yearning to compete for their country internationally in a team event. With one team to bring home the gold, there is a lot at stake. CENTER ICE is a documentary that follows three young skaters, all different backgrounds, preparing for Nations Cup, one of the most prestigious theatre on ice team competitions in the world. Struggling from debilitating injuries and disabilities all while navigating the pressure of the sport, CENTER ICE takes an intimate look at the world of artistic figure skating and what comes after the Olympic dream of a figure skater.

  • Nichole Huenergardt
    Emote: the documentary
  • Nichole Huenergardt
    Emote: the documentary
  • Taylor Stoffers
  • Nichole Huenergardt
    Emote: the documentary
  • Taylor
  • Hayley Kidd
    Key Cast
  • Madelyn Talamantes
    Key Cast
  • Ben Collins
    Key Cast
  • Hayley Stablow
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    drama, sports, documentary, experimental, short
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 9, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Canon USA
    United States
    May 17, 2019
    No award given
Director Biography - Nichole Huenergardt

Nichole's drive for filmmaking began as a child when she would continuously tinker and observe the movement of camera equipment in her family's factory. It wasn't until after she graduated from the University of Southern California in 2013, that she discovered her joy for producing and directing during the making of her first documentary, EMOTE. This film won eight awards through the festival circuit in 2016. Since then, she has produced numerous short films that have won awards across the nation and has associate produced an indie feature film. Her most recent work is Center Ice Documentary that she produced and directed and is currently running in the 2019-2020 festival circuit.
Nichole’s storytelling is organic, natural and rhythmic and expresses creativity beyond just the screen. Her passion for documentary filmmaking comes from her fascination with the world's vast culture, communities, activities and the drive to continue to learn something new. Nichole's intentions as a documentary filmmaker is to inspire people through her work and to teach a viewer something new that has a meaningful message.

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