Valeri Bure, Russ Courtnall to compete on Season 2 of 'Battle of the Blades'

Author:
Publish date:
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

TORONTO - Hockey stars Patrice Brisebois, Valeri Bure, Russ Courtnall and champion figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva will be featured on the new season of CBC-TV's "Battle of the Blades."

They join previously announced hockey veteran Theo Fleury and returning figure skaters Shae-Lynn Bourne, Isabelle Brasseur and Jamie Sale.

The second season of the campy reality series, in which veteran hockey players are paired with former figure skating champs for dance routines, features international competitors from Russia and the United States.

Other hockey players to compete on the upcoming edition are Kelly Chase, Georges Laraque, P.J. Stock and Todd Warriner.

Rounding out the figure skating contingent is Violetta Afanasieva, Christine Hough-Sweeney, Kyoko Ina and Anabelle Langlois.

The new season of "Battle of the Blades" premieres Sept. 26 on CBC-TV. The live competition begins the following Sunday, Oct. 3.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_15902999_168393428_lowres
Play

DOPS: Dominion to Offend in Plain Sight

An exchange Thursday night between Zach Hyman and Neal Pionk, one that ended with a two-handed slash, reveals how little it seems anyone involved with the NHL establishment cares about the safety of players.

Ben Hutton Apr. 16/21
Play

Toronto Maple Leafs' Ben Hutton: This Year I Haven't Produced As Much Points As I'd Like To

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Ben Hutton says he's like to help his new club on both ends of the ice. The newest Leaf also talks staying busy during quarantine and growing up as a fan of the Colorado Avalanche.

USATSI_15902017
Play

That's 1,000 Games for Nicklas Backstrom. Next up: the Hall of Fame

The forever underrated Capitals center is piling up assists at a rate consistent only with playmakers who have earned calls to the Hall.