Parents' Guide to

Skating with the Stars

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Family friendly, but neither stars nor skating impress.

TV ABC Reality TV 2010
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Even those who defend Dancing with the Stars are bound to feel a bit cheated by this uninspiring spin-off that showcases neither a) truly impressive ice skating or b) a truly impressive roster of stars. After all, when Frankel, a Bravo reality regular, gets the coveted last-skate billing, you know you're somewhere in C-list territory. And while it isn't realistic to expect amateurs to land stunts that some professionals train for years to master, aren't flashy jumps like the triple axel what die-hard skating fans really want to see?

If it's authentic ice skating you're after, it's far more rewarding to watch the pros partner up for group exhibitions -- or see judge Johnny Weir take to the ice to skate to Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" -- but those fleeting moments hardly warrant tuning in for the rest of the show. It should also be noted that TV execs tried the stars-on-ice format before with 2006's Skating with Celebrities ... which aired for exactly one season before it was canceled.

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