Friday October 18th, 2019
Last night(Thursday October 17th, 2019) was the 3rd elimination of the CBC series Battle Of The Blades Season 5 https://www.cbc.ca/television/battleoftheblades . Battle Of The Blades combines athletes from two of Canada’s favourite sports, figure skating and hockey as they pair up in a live, high-stakes figure skating competition for the charity of their choice. The Hockey Players participating are Amanda Kessel, Brian McGrattan, Bruno Gervais, Colton Orr. P.J Stock, Natalie Spooner & Shelden Kennedy. The Ice Skaters are Amanda Evora, Andrew Poje, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Eric Radford, Kaitlyn Weaver, Vanessa James and Violetta Afanasieva (Eric Radford & Amanda Kessel and Vanessa James & Brian McGrattan are no longer in the competition). Hockey Night In Canada’s Ron MacLean returned as host and four-time Canadian and four-time World champion figure skater Kurt Browning was also back as head judge. Also on the guest judging pane this week were former NHL player Colby Armstrong and two-time world champion, 2018 Olympic gold medallist in the team event , Canadian pair skater with partner Eric Radford, Meagan Duhamel . The competition was fierce and entertaining but there has to be an elimination and it was World Extreme Figure Skating Championship in 2006 (with partner Pete Dack) Violetta Afanasieva https://twitter.com/ViolettaHoops?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor and former NHL hockey player P.J. Stock https://twitter.com/PJStock28?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com was on location at Toronto’s CBC building to speak wth Violetta Afanasieva & P.J. Stock about last weeks stunning surprise when no one was eliminated, performing together again after 9 years, their charities taking part in the completion, their charities Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes https://hskl.ca & The Alzheimer Society of Canada https://alzheimer.ca/en/Home and who they feel has the best in winning this season.
( Battle of the Blades Episode 5 https://gem.cbc.ca/media/battle-of-the-blades/season-5/episode-5/38e815a-011cf6a6085 )