Holiday Movie Filmed in Worcester Premieres This Friday
Lifetime is kicking off “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” on October 23 and the channel will be holiday movies 24/7 starting that day. The Lifetime original Christmas on Ice will make its premiere to kick off the holiday movie slate, and some of the locations in the film may look a little familiar.
Earlier this year, the city of Worcester was buzzing due to the lights and cameras that were circulating throughout the area as Christmas on Ice (originally A Christmas Pirouette) was being filmed. Places like the Worcester Common Oval, City Hall, the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center and several other locations were utilized back in February, setting the backdrop for the latest holiday love story to come to Lifetime.
Mass Live reports that filmmaker John Stimpson chose to name the city in the movie Worcester, saying, “We’re showing the common. We’re showing City Hall. We’re showing all these landmarks in downtown Worcester, and we’re shining such a lovely and positive light on the city, we just figured, why not.”
“The Oval” is a main focal point to the film.
"Courtney Bennett (Abigail Klein) runs the city’s public skating rink but when the Mayor (Will Lyman) announces its closing, Courtney is heartbroken but determined to save it. After Courtney’s attempts to warm the Mayor’s Scrooge-like heart fail, she enlists the help of Noah Tremblay (Ryan Cooper), a former professional hockey player and single dad, who owns the new indoor skating center, to help her, and together they find more than just the spirit of holidays on the ice,” according to the official press release.
Keep your eyes peeled for familiar places during the premiere of Christmas on Ice this Friday at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. I just hope they pronounce Woostah correctly.