CBC Revives Battle of the Blades Skating Show!

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Sheldon Kennedy took figure skating classes as a kid, in addition to playing hockey. I remember reading an interview with another NHL player who talked about how you could tell the players that had also done figure skating when they were younger, because their stroking and edges were so much better than the players who had only done hockey training.
 

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I don’t know if anyone is interested, but I got an email from the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa that they will be taping two episodes for BOTB in October and tickets will be on sale for $5.
 

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I think these are the performance shows that go live. Are there also other shows that show the training etc which aren’t live?
 

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I wish we had more pro-Am shows in the USA. We sure have enough ex-skaters to produce a boat load of shows on TV or live.
Maybe after Skate America in Vegas, someone will be inspired to produce an ice show at one of the major hotels, and not the kind Kay Thomson was in.
 

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Hmmm, Hinzmann, Kerr, and Sale all married their BOTB partners? :eek: I recall the Sale BOTB romance, but wasn't Sale still married to Pelletier at the time? Are you guys trying to intimate that sparks will fly regardless of significant other attachments? :lol: Something like that happened with Lloyd Eisler on a similar ice-related show in the U.S., no?

Oh well, hopefully no one is going on these shows looking for love exactly. ;)

No, Sale was not with Pelletier at the time. I remember because I thought it was in bad taste when the station announced that "newly single" Sale would be a contestant. It just did not hit me right because it seemed they were celebrating the divorce?

Both she and Pelletier were pursuing new partners at the time. I got the sense, unsubstantiated, that there break up was mutual
 

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No, Sale was not with Pelletier at the time. I remember because I thought it was in bad taste when the station announced that "newly single" Sale would be a contestant. It just did not hit me right because it seemed they were celebrating the divorce?

Both she and Pelletier were pursuing new partners at the time. I got the sense, unsubstantiated, that there break up was mutual
They were separated at the time- main cause that I read at the time was his running around.
 

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It can't be because didn't Gordeev participate one year?
Yes she did, and I recall that she hated the experience. I am surprised that she has returned but probably her relationship with David P has a lot to do with that.
 

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Yes she did, and I recall that she hated the experience. I am surprised that she has returned but probably her relationship with David P has a lot to do with that.
Why did Katia dislike it? (Of course I can think of many reasons, but did she ever say?)
 

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I think it was because her children were young and she didn't like to be away from them for so long.
 

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Why did Katia dislike it? (Of course I can think of many reasons, but did she ever say?)
I don't believe she disliked the show itself per say, but I remember an article saying it was too much of a strain on her household to be away so often. Liza was still very young then but now she's off to Uni and Daria looks to be doing better so she probably feels she has the liberty to take this type of project on again.
 

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Anyone find it weird that they say they're going to announce the pairings and then… nothing? I'm wondering if some players have bowed out and they're scrambling to replace them.

I don't recognize the player skating with Gordeeva but he looks like a young retiree who could be interesting to watch.
 

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