RISE is a figure skating movie that honors and remembers the tragic plane crash that killed all the members of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team.
"Can the end of one dream give rise to another?":
In memory of the skaters that lost their lives, US Figure Skating set up the Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fund has made it possible for many, many figure skaters to fulfill their ice skating dreams. "Can the end of one dream give rise to another?" is RISE's message.
Premiered on February 17, 2011:
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the terrible plane crash tragedy, on February 17, 2011, the figure skating movie, RISE, premiered in theaters all over the United States. The movie was going to be shown only one time, and was a nationwide special event. Due to popular demand, an encore performance was scheduled for March 7, 2011.