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"Battle of the Blades" is returning!! Sept. 19th premiere!

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:49 am
by Elizabeth

Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!!

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:20 pm
by happyheini
That's fantastic news!!! Can't wait, there are so many retired skaters I can think of as candidates. Thank you Elizabeth for brightening our day.

Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!!

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:45 am
by kittykins
I heard this on the news...wonderful news!

Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!!

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:58 pm
by fred
It was always an interesting show. It would be nice to see it once again and maybe some older skaters & players as judges. I would hope also or an online broadcast of the show. So I could watch it too.

Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!!

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:57 pm
by Elizabeth
fred wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:58 pm
It was always an interesting show. It would be nice to see it once again and maybe some older skaters & players as judges. I would hope also or an online broadcast of the show. So I could watch it too.
There might be hope now that CBC has their new "Gem" - https://gem.cbc.ca/

Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!!

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:53 pm
by Elizabeth
Some news released today about some of the participants in the new series: https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/press-re ... attle-of-t

Two hockey players announced and two of the figure skaters: Sheldon Kennedy; Natalie Spooner; Vanessa James; and Violetta Afanasieva.

Kurt Browning will be the head judge. Ron MacLean is also returning as host.

Vanessa will be the first active figure skating competitor to join Battle of the Blades while continuing her pursuit of World and Olympic Games titles. I'm guessing this means that she and Morgan will not be doing the GP season this year but I may be wrong. IFS Magazine reports that Morgan Cipres will be the coach of Vanessa James and her partner on Battle of the Blades.

Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!!

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:33 pm
by happyheini
Yes, yes, bring it on!

Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!!

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:54 pm
by Elizabeth
A photo from today's announcement event:
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Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!!

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 10:42 pm
by Elizabeth
More on Vanessa James's participation from IFS magazine: https://www.ifsmagazine.com/vanessa-jam ... or-battle/

Apparently she and Morgan still intend to do their GP events, if they can get assigned to later ones.

Morgan will be coaching her with her assigned partner but they don't know yet who that will be - the article says:
They will attend a “Battle of the Blades” camp in July where the CBC production crew along with Bezic will figure out the pairings.
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Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning September 19th

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:02 pm
by Elizabeth
Update from Twitter:
Battle of the Blades

✏️ MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Our two-hour season premiere takes place on September 19. Battle of the Blades will air Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBC.

Re: "Battle of the Blades" is returning!! Full line-up revealed!

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:27 pm
by Elizabeth
Andrew Poje, Eric Radford and Kaitlyn Weaver will make their debuts, with Season 2 winner Ekaterina Gordeeva and Season 4 winner Amanda Evora returning to the rink
From: https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/press-re ... attle-of-t