Don Cherry to guest judge on Battle of the Blades

From a media release:



2Don Cherry, one of Canada’s most popular on-air personalities, as famous for his colour commentary as his iconic colourful blazers, has been announced as this week’s guest judge on BATTLE OF THE BLADES. With just one week left before the finale, the final four pairs have their work cut out for them, especially the men, as this week is all about them. This week’s theme: “It’s a Man’s World” will include a 30-second solo by each of the men within their performance to songs chosen to reflect how they perceive their relationship with their skating partner.

Don Cherry, one of season one’s favourite guest judges, is honoured to be returning to the judging panel alongside Sandra Bezic and Jeremy Roenick this year. Cherry has entertained and enthralled Canadians with his commentary every Saturday night on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada for 31 years. This week, Cherry will bring his unique perspective on how the ex-NHL players are performing as he shares his thoughts on the remaining four pairs.

This Sunday’s performance show features the final four pairs: Shae-Lynn Bourne and Patrice Brisebois, Isabelle Brasseur and Todd Warriner, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Valeri Bure, Kyoko Ina and Kelly Chase.

The BATTLE OF THE BLADES finale weekend has a regular performance show Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. with the final three pairs skating. The show’s finale will air Monday, November 22 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time, during which time the winning pair will be announced, awarded the Crystal trophy and given the $100,000 donation to their favourite charity.

Viewers can learn more about the competitors at, the official online portal for the BATTLE OF THE BLADES. In addition to videos, blogs and behind-the-scene photos, the site offers viewers the opportunity to become fans of their favourite pair and track each participant’s activity as they strive to be the final pair remaining at the end of the series.