Skate Sixteen


More girls than ever are playing youth hockey, with fresh dreams of a professional career. Skate Sixteen is a coming-of-age feature documentary that follows three rinkrats from the state of hockey who have each arrived at the brink of hockey greatness, where the opportunities are high but so are the expectations. Fighting for a spot with Team USA, the reigning world champs, the girls’ sisterhood is tested by fierce on-ice competition to make their dream team. Will this be the sweetest year of their lives?


Northland Films is a Midwest-based documentary team. Their most recent film, Hockeyland, is a coming-of-age story set in Minnesota’s north country called a “must-see…raw and brutally absorbing” (Indiewire). Released nationwide by Greenwich Entertainment in over 175 theaters, it was the #1 documentary at the box office upon release and a 2022 Critics Choice Award “Best Sports Documentary” nominee. Saving Brinton, world premiered at AFI Docs, broadcast nationwide on PBS, and was hailed as one of “the Best Movies of 2018” (Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post). Their debut nonfiction feature, Pond Hockey, an ode to outdoor ice hockey, was recognized by ESPN as “the best and purest hockey movie ever”. Their films have played at over 80 festivals in 43 countries, including IFF Rotterdam, DOC NYC, Thessaloniki, Big Sky, Seattle, AFI Docs, Edinburgh, Jeonju, and BAFICI.