'Cutting Edge 3' Skates to ABC Family

Nothing says lovin' like another unlikely pair falling for each other on the ice.

ABC Family will premiere the original film "The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream" on Sunday, March 16.

The telefilm centers on ice skating's most eligible bachelor Zack Conroy (Matt Lanter), who suddenly becomes available when an accident causes his partner and ex-girlfriend to break her leg. He defies convention when he replaces her on the ice with newcomer Alejandra "Alex" Delgado (Francia Raisa), a comely hockey player whose fierce sportsmanship translates into fierce moves on the ice.

Zack's coach and choreographer can't deal with this new twist, however, and quits. Time is running out for the International Championships in Paris, so Zack turns to the once-famous skater Jackie Dorsey (Christy Carlson Romano) who mysteriously left the business for an early retirement. She takes on the challenge of mentoring this impossible team because she too once took a non-skater and made him an ice skating champ in "The Cutting Edge 2."

As with all "Cutting Edge" movies, the unlikely partners find that while training, they begin having feelings of the romantic variety for each other. Somehow, they must reconcile their moves on the ice with their relationship outside of the rink.

To whet viewers' appetites for "Cutting Edge 3," ABC Family will run a marathon weekend of the romantic franchise beginning with the original "Cutting Edge" on Friday night, March 14th, 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by "The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold" on Saturday March 15th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Sunday will find both films airing back-to-back starting at 4 p.m. and culminating with the premiere of the third installment at 8 p.m.

Lanter, 24, is best known for his role as Horace Calloway on the short-lived "Commander in Chief" and for a brief run as Brody Mitchum on the first season of "Heroes."

Raisa, 18, has appeared in the direct-to-video feature "Bring It On: All or Nothing" and on an episode of "Over There."