From Michael Oliveira of the Canadian Press:
- Finalists say it’s been a long haul as ‘Battle of the Blades’ finale looms
“CBC-TV’s Battle of the Blades concludes Sunday and Monday, and the coaches and finalists say it’s been a long, draining experience with no shortage of ups, downs and surprises. What sounded like a joke of an idea at first – take eight retired hockey players and see how they do in figure skates – bloomed into a ratings hit. Tickets to the live performances at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens became a hot commodity.” Read more.