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Cast for second season of ‘Battle of the Blades’ announced

The cast for the CBC's Battle of the Blades' second season has been announced, with some familiar faces among the female skaters.
September 8, 2010

The cast for the CBC’s Battle of the Blades‘ second season has been announced, with some familiar faces among the female skaters. Jamie Salé, the reigning Battle of the Blades champion, is returning, as is Shae-Lynn Bourne, Isabelle Brasseur and Christine Hough-Sweeney. They’ll be joined by a quartet of new female skaters, including Russian veterans Violetta Afanasieva and Ekaterina Gordeeva, Japanese-American pairs skater Kyoko Ina, and Anabelle Langlois.

Battle of the Blades producer Insight Productions did pick a fresh crop of eight ex-NHL hockey players to lead and lift the ladies, including Theo Fleury, Patrice Brisebois, Valeri Bure, and Kelly Chase. Also donning skating tights to master graceful dance routines is NHL tough guy Georges Laraque, as well as Ross Courtnall, former hockey player and CBC commentator PJ Stock and Todd Warriner. Battle of the Blades‘ sophomore season starts September 26 with a training camp episode, ahead of the competition gearing up on October 3.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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