World Extreme pairs champion and four-time series fan favourite Violetta Afanasieva and her partner, former NHL player and current NHL radio analyst Anthony Stewart, were the first pair to leave the ice following tonight’s Halloween-themed episode of the competition series BATTLE OF THE BLADES. Afanasieva and Stewart came into tonight’s show in the bottom two, alongside four-time Olympic medallist in women’s ice hockey, Meghan Agosta, and her partner, three-time World Ice Dance medallist and two-time Olympian Andrew Poje. The two teams were ranked lowest of the eight pairs based on last week’s judges’ scores and audience voting. At the end of an energetic skate-off that showcased the pairs’ improvements since the season premiere, the judges gave Afanasieva and Stewart a lower score, sending them off the ice and home. Agosta and Poje will continue in the competition next Thursday, November 5 at 8 p.m. (9 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
The remaining pairs are:
Meghan Agosta and Andrew Poje
Competing on behalf of the BC Children’s Hospital
Jennifer Botterill and Eric Radford
Competing on behalf of The Canadian Cancer Society
Jessica Campbell and Asher Hill
Meagan Duhamel and Wojtek Wolski
Carlotta Edwards and Kris Versteeg
Vanessa James and Akim Aliu
Competing on behalf of The Time To Dream Foundation
Kaitlyn Weaver and Bryan Bickell
CBC’s quintessentially Canadian competition series BATTLE OF THE BLADES features NHL, Olympic and professional hockey players performing on ice with World and Olympic figure skating partners in the hopes of winning the Season 6 championship, and a $100,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Season 6 is hosted by multi-talented entertainer Keshia Chanté and veteran sportscaster Ron MacLean, and the judging panel features beloved Olympic gold medallist in ice dance Scott Moir; multi-Olympic medallist in women’s ice hockey, and Season 5 runner-up, Natalie Spooner; and professional skater and choreographer Elladj Baldé. Four-time Canadian and four-time World champion figure skater Kurt Browning returns to the series as Elite Battle Expert.