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Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess (also known as Skating Sensation) is the 4th book in the Dork Diaries series. It was released on June 5, 2012.


Nikki Maxwell finds out that Phil, Brandon's broke his leg while painting the kitchen, Betty says she can’t run the shelter alone and has to close it down.

This leads Nikki and her friends Chloe and Zoey to find a way to help keeping the shelter open, they decide to skate for fuzzy friends in the Holiday on ice charity. On the first rehearsal for the show Nikki turns up with crutches and a fake cast on her leg leading Victoria threatening to kick Chloe, Zoey and Nikki off the show. Soon after Mackenzie finds Nikki in the bathroom without her crutches, calling her fake.

Nikki visits The Shelter to make a promise with it's owner, Betty Smith. When Nikki promised her to be her sponsor for the show, Betty tells her that if she doesn't win the contest. Phil, her and her grandson would be forced to move to another state during school. She mourned over her grandson, revealing that his parents died at a young age leaving him to live with them.

When Nikki then leaves the shelter through the backyard, she noticed someone playing with dozens of dogs and saw who the grandson was.

Nikki confronts Mackenzie in a store and begs her to take her place in the show so that they can save Brandon from moving away, but it backfires and Mackenzie says that she won’t fill in, saying Brandon will think of Nikki as a traitor. needing a shoulder to cry on.

When the day for the show arrives. Nikki, Chloe and Zoey find their costumes swapped with clown outfits, they receive a letter from the ’’fashion Director’’ that their outfits have been found in a locker room but when they arrive to that location, they get locked inside. Leaving them devastated that they won't make it in time to save Brandon.

They soon comes up with a plan to call Nikki's phone. Brianna picks up then gives it to Brandon. But when he answers, Chloe's phone died.

All of them thought it was over when suddenly Brandon and Brianna saves Nikki Chloe and Zoey. They end up rocking the ice in their clown costumes and get $10,000 for crowd favorite, which she gave along with the $3,000.

Brandon gives Nikki a bouquet of her favorite flowers, thanking her for saving the shelter and gives her a big hug.