Secret of Battle of the Blades success: hockey and risk of head wounds

BladesFrom Scott Feschuk of Macleans’ :

  • Why we love Battle of the Blades
    “A hit this fall for CBC, Battle of the Blades takes several talented former National Hockey League players and also Tie Domi, pairs them with champion female figure skaters and obliges them to perform routines on ice wearing tight trousers and tighter smiles. The show is brilliant in that it combines the two things Canadians love most: hockey players and the risk of serious head wounds. The way these guys grab their ladies by the ankles and swing them around . . . well, let’s just say the last woman I saw looking this nervous was prime minister Kim Campbell on election day.” Read more.