Thursday, October 22, 2009



Former NHL great’s figure skating? If you haven’t already heard about Battle of the Blades then you should really check it out. Airing on CBC Television it premiered on October 4th, 2009 from the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. Eight former NHLers are paired with female figure skaters, competing for a donation as much as $100,000 for the winning team – to their favorite charity.
The competing 8 alumni are;
Craig Simpson
Claude Lemieux
Stéphane Richer
Ron Duguay
Tie Domi
Bob Probert
Glenn Anderson
Ken Daneyko

Battling against each other with their talented partners;

These lucky pairs are still in Competition
- Jodeyne Higgins and Ken Daneyko
- Christine Hough-Sweeney and Tie Domi
- Shae-Lynn Bourne and Claude Lemieux
- Marie-France Dubreuil and Stéphane Richer
- Jamie Salé and Craig Simpson

Unfortunately these pairs have been sent packing;
- Isabelle Brasseur and Glenn Anderson
- Kristina Lenko and Bob Probert
- Barb Underhill and Ron Duguay

The show is hosted by Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean and four-time World Figure Skating Champion Kurt Browning.
The judge panel is made up of 2 regular judges Sandra Bezic and Dick Button, plus a guest judge for the week; so far Kelly Hrudey, Don Cherry and George Stroumboulopoulos have had the honor.

If you haven’t had the chance to tune in yet please do so. Airing live Sunday and Monday nights at 8PM/8:30 NT

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