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3 items from 2010

"Russian Dream Team" Wins CBC's Battle of the Blades

22 November 2010 6:24 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Battle of the Blades is a skating competition series that airs on CBC Television, and apparently, it's got quite a bit of a following up there. It's sort of like the new U.S. series Skating with the Stars, save that there aren't any outside stars involved -- everyone involved is a professional figure skater.

Strangely enough, though the U.S.'s Skating with the Stars is only beginning tonight, Battle of the Blades wrapped its second season up tonight, crowning the "Russian Dream Team" Ekaterina Gordeeva and Valeri Bure the winners of the competition. Here's the press release from CBC:

Toronto – November 22, 2010 – After eight weeks of incredible performances, tremendous showmanship and the promised blood, sweat and tears - the final decision came from Canadian voters who declared thatEkaterina “Katia” Gordeeva and Valeri Bure are this season’s winners on Battle Of The Blades.Despite their Russian heritage and American residency, »

- Sam McPherson

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Competitors for Reality Show 'Battle of the Blades' Announced

7 September 2010 5:29 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Without any surprises, one of the most popular Canadian reality shows is back. For that matter, the Toronto Star revealed yesterday the identity of the competitors for the second season of this show that has been compared to Dancing with the Stars.

Here's the concept of Battle of the Blades: this reality pairs up eight retired NHL players with eight female figure skaters. Each week, each team will have to perform a choreography on Sunday nights live in Toronto. The next day, three team facing elimination will compete. At the end of this result day, the public's choice will be revealed. With that said, the winning team gets to donate $100,000 to a cause of their choice.

For this year, the Toronto Star revealed that participants, among the hockey players, include Theoren Fleury, Kelly Chase, Russ Courtnall, Valeri Bure, P.J. Stock, Patrice Brisebois, Todd Warriner and Georges Laraque.

As for the female figure skaters, »

- anhkhoido@hotmail.com (Anh Khoi Do)

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Joannie Rochette to skate tribute to her mother on ABC's 'Thin Ice'

3 March 2010 2:39 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Details are beginning to emerge about ABC's live two-night figure skating competition Thin Ice airing March 19 and March 21. Today, it was announced that Canada's Joannie Rochette, who brought us to tears with the courage she showed competing in Vancouver and earning a bronze medal after her mother's sudden death, will make a special appearance on the first evening to skate a tribute to her mom. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who'll host the event with Canada's four-time World Champion Kurt Browning, told reporters today that like everyone, she was glued to the TV during Rochette's performances at the Olympics. "I didn't know I »

- Mandi Bierly

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