They face disaster every time they lace up and they somehow make it all look so easy.
The CBC documentary “Ice Sweat and Tears” probes the intense human drama as skaters push physical and mental limits as they bring skating to new heights.
Filmed over the course of the 2011-2012 season, the documentary follows an elite group of skaters including Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, and Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers.
Ice, Sweat and Tears also features interviews with skating luminaries like Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, and legendary coaches and choreographers Lori Nichol, Marina Zueva and Christy Krall.
“How to choose the right coach or partner?” How high do skaters jump?” “How are they marked?” “And how do they train for dangerous lifts and throws?” Watch “Ice, Sweat, and Tears” Thursday March 7 at 9pm on CBC television to learn answers to these and other compelling questions.