From a media release:
NO ELIMINATION TONIGHT â€“ JUDGES SAVE ANABELLE LANGLOIS AND BRAD MAY FROM BEING â€œICEDâ€ ON BATTLE OF THE BLADES
BATTLE OF THE BLADESâ€™ judges used their first and only save option of the season to keep Anabelle Langlois and Brad May in the competition. While the judges felt that Anabelle and Bradâ€™s performance fell short in the skate-off against the pair Violetta Afanasieva and Cale Hulse, they wanted to give them another chance. Head Judge Sandra Bezic praised Bradâ€™s mastery of lifts and said that for all of the hard work he had put in, that he deserved more time to polish his figure skating skills.
This week NHL hockey legend and six-time Stanley Cup winner Bryan Trottier provided his insightful commentary on each pairâ€™s performance as Guest Judge. Also, one of Canadaâ€™s figure skating icons and two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, Brian Orser, sat in for Jeremy Roenick in the Resident Judge chair this week on BATTLE OF THE BLADES.
Broadcast from the MasterCard Centre on Sunday, October 23 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC, the six pairs returning to compete on the ice are: Violetta Afanasieva and Cale Hulse; Tanith Belbin and Boyd Devereaux; Elena Berezhnaya and Curtis Leschyshyn; Tessa Bonhomme and David Pelletier; Marie-France Dubreuil and Bryan Berard and Anabelle Langlois and Brad May. The next dramatic, half-hour â€œskate-offâ€ results show is on Monday, October 24 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT).