After six weeks of grit and grace, the final three pairs on the hit live competition series BATTLE OF THE BLADES are Ekaterina Gordeeva and Bruno Gervais; Natalie Spooner and Andrew Poje; and Kaitlyn Weaver and Sheldon Kennedy. Season 4 winner and Olympian in pairs skating Amanda Evora and her partner Colton Orr, an 18-year professional hockey veteran, were the fourth pair to leave the ice. They came into tonight’s show in the bottom two, alongside Spooner and Poje, and at the end of an intense skate-off which featured the skaters’ choice of music, the judges gave Evora and Orr a lower score, sending them off the ice and home.
Evora was competing in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, which works with communities across Canada to encourage and empower children and youth, helping them set a path for success, while Orr was competing in support of the Smilezone Foundation, which strives to improve the lives of children receiving medical treatment at health care facilities across Canada. Based on their participation in the competition, the skaters each receive $12,500 for their charity.
It’s now up to the fans to determine which pair will win $100,000 for their charities. Voting is open at cbc.ca/battleoftheblades until Tuesday, October 29 at 12 p.m. ET. The winning duo will be announced in next week’s season finale, airing live on Thursday, October 31 at 8 p.m. (9 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
The highest-rated original English-language Canadian format of all time,* BATTLE OF THE BLADES features NHL veteran and Olympic hockey players and World and Olympic figure skaters partnering in a live, high-stakes figure skating competition in the hopes of winning the Season 5 championship, and a $100,000 donation to the charities of their choice. Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean reprises his role as host, with four-time Canadian and four-time World champion figure skater Kurt Browning returning as head judge. Former NHL player Colby Armstrong joins him on the panel alongside this week’s guest judges, beloved Canadian Olympic Games ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.