“The Fabulous Ice Age,” documentarian Keri Pickett’s vivid visual history of figure skating shows, has come straight from New York’s Lincoln Center to Netflix’s streaming service. It’s a coup for Pickett, a graduate of Moorhead State University, and for Netflix, currently forced to compete with Winter Olympics coverage for sporting eyeballs.
The doc’s archival footage is spectacular, including that of Minnesota brothers Roy and Eddie Shipstad, whose hotel show with Oscar Johnson paved the way for the venerable Ice Follies.
Returning the local love, viewers at last year’s Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival gave “The Fabulous Ice Age” an audience award.