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    Cool CBC's "Battle of the Blades" is coming back!

    CBC press release: http://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/cbc-te...r-2013-14.html

    "The following favorites have been renewed and will return to the programming schedule:
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    Battle of the Blades"
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Any interesting NHL'ers retire recently?
    "How you treat the weak is
    Your true nature calling" -- Jane's Addiction

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    OMGOMGOMG! This makes me very happy. Thanks Sylvia! and of course now the speculation/rumor mill will begin to churn on the possible skaters and hockey players involved. Cuz we need more topics for the off season!

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    I guess CBC finally noticed that musical theatre faux-auditions don't draw viewers like skaters and hockey players do....
    You should never write words with numbers. Unless you're seven. Or your name is Prince. - "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes"

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    Yay!
    Haunting the Princess of Pink since 20/07/11...

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    Excellent news!

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    Glad to hear this!

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    Even though I don't get the broadcasts, I'm glad it's back. Nice high profile gig for a number of skaters
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    Hmmmm, shall we begin speculation on who might be participating?

    My vote for the judging panel -- add Shae-Lynn Bourne. Please don't return Jeremy.
    Crazy about sports!

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    Me as I open this thread: "Oh please let this not be a late April Fools" "Oh please let this not be a late April Fools"

    Yayyyyyyy!

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    This is a great time for them to try the show again with the upcoming Olympic hype and Canada being so strong in figure skating in general right now. Nice to see they didn't give up on it entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andora View Post


    Any interesting NHL'ers retire recently?
    Hey, Paul Kariya's retired, and he is supposed to have figure skated.

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    Fun! (I am also happy that they renewed Steven and Chris. )

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    I'll bet CBC is kicking itself for not running it this year- it would have done very well during the hockey strike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus View Post
    I'll bet CBC is kicking itself for not running it this year- it would have done very well during the hockey strike!
    No kidding - they could have run it Saturday nights in the HNIC slot and I bet it would have done great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk8tn View Post
    Hey, Paul Kariya's retired, and he is supposed to have figure skated.
    He was my first thought, to be honest.

    Quote Originally Posted by professordeb
    My vote for the judging panel -- add Shae-Lynn Bourne.
    I'd rather see her skate than judge!

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    If they want the ratings to go through the roof, they should try for Gretzy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk8tn View Post
    Hey, Paul Kariya's retired, and he is supposed to have figure skated.
    I absolutely second this! He's known for his speed in skating, has a good build for figure skating, and apparently he took some ballroom dancing lessons after he retired, so that may come in handy. He's not very big (so I don't know how he'd do with the lifts) and seems to be a pretty private person though, so not sure that he'd go for it, but would certainly love to see him do it! Has he really figure skated before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stjeaskategym View Post
    This is a great time for them to try the show again with the upcoming Olympic hype and Canada being so strong in figure skating in general right now. Nice to see they didn't give up on it entirely.
    I believe they never wanted to give up on it, but when funding was cut, expensive shows had to go. The ratings were great, but the up front cost was too much in a tight-budget year.

    I wonder if it'll be a pre-olympic year, one-time only deal for now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marysy View Post
    Has he really figure skated before?
    Nothing serious, but I think he dabbled in skating lessons when he was younger to improve his hockey skills.
    He was a competitive swimmer as a kid.

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