Film ID: YFA 190 ON ICE: A SKATING COCKTAIL c.1939 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film made by Noel Beardsell of an ice skating tournament, possibly in Switzerland, just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Title – A skating cocktail, mixed by Noel T Beardsell Intertitle – Take spirit of rhythm and grace A pair of top skaters performs at a major competition at an outdoor arena – possibly the 1939 European Figure Skating Championship in Davos, Switzerland. Intertitle – and the "FLAVOUR" of speed and skill. They continue to perform in front of a large crowd, with snow piled up behind some of the spectators and spread across one side of the ring. Intertitle – Add a "DASH" of vigour and "it" The pair is filmed skating quite close up. Intertitle – With the "SPARKLE" of youth A girl performs solo to a large applause, and then a woman performs solo. Intertitle – "SWEETEN" with appreciation, curling Then comes a solo male performer, followed by several women skating solo. In the background is an advertisement for St Moritz. Intertitle – "STIR" 'round and around Several of the skaters are shown doing twirls. Intertitle – And there's the perfect TONIC.