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    Unused figure skating book titles

    Authors like to give their skating books catchy, clever titles, sometimes containing the word ice or edge, or referring to something cold.

    Here are the ones which I know have already been used:

    • On Thin Ice (so it's a work of fiction; so what? )

    • Frozen Assets

    • Inside Edge

    • Edge of Glory

    • Cracked Ice

    • Ice Cream

    • On Edge


    (There are also titles like The Second Mark and The Long Program, which refer to aspects of figure skating organization, and are therefore not quite as punchy.)

    So what's left? What catchy, clever book titles have not been used?

    I can think of:

    • Over the Edge

    • The Edge of Reason

    • Blade Runner

    • The Gay Blade (I'm so sorry, but I could not resist)

    • Have an Ice Day

    • Ice, Ice Baby

    • Ice Cubed

    • Ice Age

    • God's Frozen People

    • Frozen Treats

    • Cold Shoulder

    • The Cold War


    and, last but not least, simply because I had to throw in an old Johnny Carson reference

    • The Edge of Wetness


    I'm sure there are more. Aren't there?

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    I'll join in as soon as i think of one.

    BTW, I thought the title "The Long Program" (i.e., life) was totally cool.

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    I love Ice, Ice Baby

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    Great titles!

    I liked Elizabeth's Manley's book, "Thumbs Up!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit
    So what's left? What catchy, clever book titles have not been used?

    I can think of:

    • The Gay Blade (I'm so sorry, but I could not resist)
    Actually, there is a book called Gay Blades. I received this book as a birthday present, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Here's a link http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...442658-5647859

    Herm (sk8ngnutt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrmsk8ngnutt
    Actually, there is a book called Gay Blades.
    Oh, my. The world just keeps getting better and better.

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    Fun topic!!

    Hmmm....

    Crushed Ice should be fitting for someone....



    DG

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    "Zambonied! - Or, How I Was Robbed of the Gold Medal at Lake Placid", by L. Fratianne with a forward by F. Carroll

    "Goody-Two Skates - Or, Isn't It Boring to be Well Behaved?" by T. Harding

    "spICE Girls - A Humorous Retrospective of of Women's Figure Skating over the Past Fifty Years".

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    I like some of the titles that have been used for biographies:
    Spice on Ice
    A Pair in Which There were Three
    To Catch a Dream
    Forcing the Edge
    All That Glitters
    Dreams of Gold
    IceBreaker
    Cracked Ice
    Both Ice, and Tears, and Love
    Landing It
    Wings on my Feet
    On Thin Ice
    Triumph on Ice
    As I Am
    Black Ice
    Fireworks on Ice
    Symphony on Ice
    Beauty & The Beast
    Facing the Music

    Of course, there are many fiction books alluding to figure skating in their titles.

    Coming up with new titles is not easy! But I suppose you could make reference to singles, pairs, dancers, etc., turns, spirals, jumps, leaps, beads and feathers (hey there's one!), edges, blades, slicing, arenas, hot and cold, and music reference (Carmen comes again!)..........

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    FWIW, Aline Adams wrote a murder mystery called "On Thin Ice".

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    I want to see one called, "Kiss My Ice".

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    Spirit, I like "The Edge of Wetness".

    Anissina&Peizerat's autobiography is titled "Of Gold anf Fire". Toller Cranston had some interesting book titles. I think the one I have is called Ice Cream, with a sub-title that I can't remember. Isn't one of his other book titles about Hell freezing over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingAlto
    I want to see one called, "Kiss My Ice".
    That's too good.

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    The Nancy Kerrigan Story

    "What's A Nasty Joint Like This Doing In A Nice Girl Like You?"

    I also like Josee Chouinard's,"All That Glitters"

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    Peggy Fleming's autobiography is named The Long Program.

    Hang Time: Flying High over the Ice. Can Micheal Jordan Leap this High?

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