Think skating in an ice show is glamorous?
Ice Charades reveals the sharp blades, thin ice, empty wallets and emptier stomachs backstage.
Ice Charades: Penguins Behaving Badly and Other Follies From the Road
It's 1983 and Sue isn't sure she'll survive her employment in Follies On Ice. One day she nearly suffocates inside a giant penguin costume, the next she's sniffing food as a cheap way to diet.
She thought traveling in a European ice show would be an easy and exciting way to fulfill her childhood dream. She only plans to take one year off from college - her version of a junior year abroad. Instead of academics, she's getting schooled in eight-hour days in skates, ten-second six-piece costume changes and the perils of a backstage romance.