Battle of the Blades (season 1)

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Battle of the Blades
(season 1)
Battle of the Blades season 1 poster.jpg
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 14
Broadcast
Original channel CBC
Original run 4 October 2009 (2009-10-04) – 16 November 2009 (2009-11-16)
Additional information
Celebrity winner Craig Simpson
Professional winner Jamie Salé
Season chronology
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The first season of Battle of the Blades debuted on CBC on October 4, 2009. Eight former NHL ice hockey players were paired with eight professional female figure skaters.

Ron MacLean and Kurt Browning were the hosts for this season. Pairs figure skater and Emmy Award winning choreographer Sandra Bezic was the head judge, with Olympic figure skating champion Dick Button being the other regular judge. Each week had one rotating guest judge. Also, there was a set theme each week that the couples must perform in.

The elimination format is that the couples are scored on their Sunday night performance, but only as a reference guide for the viewers to vote on. The bottom two couples are based solely on the lowest amount of viewer votes. On Monday, the bottom two couples are revealed and they skate their Sunday night program once more in the Skate-Off and are then scored by the judges. The couple with the lower judges score from their Monday night performance is then eliminated.

Couples[edit]

On June 23, 2009, CBC announced the show along with the first six male competitors.[1] On August 12, 2009, CBC announced the eight female professional figure stakers. The remaining two male competitors and the rest of the cast were announced on August 13, 2009.

NHL Player Team(s) Played Professional partner Status
Probert, BobBob Probert
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks
Lenko, KristinaKristina Lenko
Eliminated 1st
on October 5, 2009
Anderson, GlennGlenn Anderson
Edmonton Oilers
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Brasseur, IsabelleIsabelle Brasseur
Eliminated 2nd
on October 12, 2009
Duguay, RonRon Duguay
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings
Underhill, BarbaraBarbara Underhill
Eliminated 3rd
on October 19, 2009
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko
New Jersey Devils
Higgins, JodeyneJodeyne Higgins
Eliminated 4th
on October 26, 2009
Domi, TieTie Domi
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Winnipeg Jets
Hough-Sweeney, ChristineChristine Hough-Sweeney
Eliminated 5th
on November 2, 2009
Richer, StéphaneStéphane Richer
New Jersey Devils
Montreal Canadiens
Tampa Bay Lightning
St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins
Dubreuil, Marie-FranceMarie-France Dubreuil
Third Place
on November 16, 2009
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux
Montreal Canadiens
New Jersey Devils
Colorado Avalanche
New Jersey Devils
Phoenix Coyotes
Dallas Stars
San Jose Sharks
Bourne, Shae-LynnShae-Lynn Bourne
Second Place
on November 16, 2009
Simpson, CraigCraig Simpson
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Salé, JamieJamie Salé
Winners
on November 16, 2009

Scoring Chart[edit]

Red numbers indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week.
     indicates the couple (or couples) eliminated that week.
     indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two.
     indicates the couple withdrew from the competition.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
     indicates the third-place couple.
Team Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Craig & Jamie 1
16.8
17.3
17.0
17.7
17.7
17.2+17.6=34.8
18.0
Claude & Shae-Lynn 2
17.0
17.4
17.5
17.0
17.5
17.6+17.8=35.4
18.0
Stéphane & Marie-France 3
16.2
17.0
17.2
17.1
17.3
17.8+17.6=35.4
18.0
Tie & Christine 4
17.0
17.0
16.9
17.3
17.1
Ken & Jodeyne 5
16.5
16.6
16.2
16.5
Ron & Barb 6
17.3
16.8
16.6
Glenn & Isabelle 7
16.9
16.3
Bob & Kristina 8
16.0
  • In Week 6, even though Craig & Jamie and Stéphane & Marie-France were announced as the bottom two couples, no elimination took place as Marie-France Dubreuil had a back injury during practice and was unable to perform in the Skate-Off. Therefore, head judge Sandra Bezic declared that all three couples would move on to Week 7.

Skate-Off Chart[edit]

Week Bottom Two Couples Music Score Eliminated Couple
1
Stéphane & Marie-France
"We Will Rock You" – Queen
16.6
(5.5, 5.5, 5.6)
Bob & Kristina
Bob & Kristina
"Born to Be Wild" – Steppenwolf
16.3
(5.4, 5.4, 5.5)
2
Glenn & Isabelle
"Ain't She Sweet" – Frank Sinatra
16.9
(N/A, N/A, N/A)
Glenn & Isabelle
Stéphane & Marie-France
"Strangers in the Night" – Frank Sinatra
17.4
(5.8, 5.8, 5.8)
3
Ron & Barb
"Sway" – Michael Bublé
16.6
(5.5, 5.5, 5.6)
Ron & Barb
Tie & Christine
"Rico Suave" – Gerardo
16.9
(5.6, 5.6, 5.7)
4
Tie & Christine
"Superman" – Robin Thicke
17.1
(5.7, 5.7, 5.7)
Ken & Jodeyne
Ken & Jodeyne
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" – James Brown
16.8
(5.6, 5.6, 5.6)
5
Tie & Christine
"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" – Jessica Simpson
from The Dukes of Hazzard
16.6
(5.6, 5.5, 5.5)
Tie & Christine
Stéphane & Marie-France
"Blues in the Night" – Quincy Jones
from Ocean's Eleven
17.4
(5.8, 5.8, 5.8)

Average chart[edit]

Note: Skate-Off scores are not included in this chart. Only Sunday night performances are averaged.

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total Number of
skates
Average
1 2 Claude & Shae-Lynn 139.8 8 17.48
2 1 Craig & Jamie 139.3 8 17.41
3 3 Stéphane & Marie-France 138.2 8 17.28
4 4 Tie & Christine 85.3 5 17.06
5 6 Ron & Barb 50.7 3 16.90
6 7 Glenn & Isabelle 33.2 2 16.60
7 5 Ken & Jodeyne 65.8 4 16.45
8 8 Bob & Kristina 16.0 1 16.00

Weekly themes and guest judges[edit]

Week Theme Guest Judge
1 Classic Rock Kelly Hrudey
2 Frank Sinatra Don Cherry
3 Latin George Stroumboulopoulos
4 R&B Lanny McDonald
5 Hollywood Films Bret Hedican and Kristi Yamaguchi
6 Canadian Hits & the Couple's Best Performance Katarina Witt
7 Freestyle (Couple's Choice) Doug Gilmour

Individual scores & songs[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right:
Kelly Hrudey, Sandra Bezic, Dick Button.

Running order
Couple Score Music
Claude & Shae-Lynn
17.0
(5.7, 5.7, 5.6)
"Bad to the Bone" – George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Craig & Jamie
16.8
(5.6, 5.6, 5.6)
"Rocky Mountain Way" – Joe Walsh
Ken & Jodeyne
16.5
(5.7, 5.4, 5.4)
"Wild Thing" – The Troggs
Stéphane & Marie-France
16.2
(5.5, 5.4, 5.3)
"We Will Rock You" – Queen
Bob & Kristina
16.0
(5.4, 5.3, 5.3)
"Born to Be Wild" – Steppenwolf
Glenn & Isabelle
16.9
(5.7, 5.6, 5.6)
"Takin' Care of Business" – Bachman–Turner Overdrive
Ron & Barb
17.3
(5.8, 5.7, 5.8)
"Unchain My HeartJoe Cocker
Tie & Christine
17.0
(5.7, 5.6, 5.7)
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – The Rolling Stones

Week 2[edit]

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right:
Don Cherry, Sandra Bezic, Dick Button.

Couple Score Music
Glenn & Isabelle
16.3
(5.5, 5.4, 5.4)
"Ain't She Sweet" – Frank Sinatra
Ron & Barb
16.8
(5.7, 5.6, 5.5)
"Fly Me to the Moon" – Frank Sinatra
Ken & Jodeyne
16.6
(5.6, 5.6, 5.4)
"Strangers in the Night" – Frank Sinatra
Tie & Christine
17.0
(5.7, 5.7, 5.6)
"That's Life" - Frank Sinatra
Stéphane & Marie-France
17.0
(N/A, N/A, N/A)
"Strangers in the Night" – Frank Sinatra
Claude & Shae-Lynn
17.4
(N/A, N/A, N/A)
N/A
Craig & Jamie
17.3
(N/A, N/A, N/A)
N/A

Week 3[edit]

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right:
George Stroumboulopoulos, Sandra Bezic, Dick Button.

Running order
Couple Score Music
Craig & Jamie
17.0
(5.7, 5.7, 5.6)
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" – Pitbull
Ken & Jodeyne
16.2
(5.4, 5.4, 5.4)
"Tico-Tico no Fubá" – Don Swan and his Orchestra
Stéphane & Marie-France
17.2
(5.7, 5.7, 5.8)
"Dance with Me" – Debelah Morgan
Claude & Shae-Lynn
17.5
(5.8, 5.8, 5.9)
"Assassin's Tango" – John Powell
Tie & Christine
16.9
(5.7, 5.6, 5.6)
"Rico Suave" – Gerardo
Ron & Barb
16.6
(5.6, 5.5, 5.5)
"Sway" – Michael Bublé

Week 4[edit]

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right:
Lanny McDonald, Sandra Bezic, Dick Button.

Running order
Couple Score Music
Ken & Jodeyne
16.5
(5.4, 5.6, 5.5)
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" – James Brown
Claude & Shae-Lynn
17.0
(5.6, 5.7, 5.7)
"Superstition" – Stevie Wonder
Stéphane & Marie-France
17.1
(5.8, 5.7, 5.6)
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" – Seal
Tie & Christine
17.3
(5.7, 5.8, 5.8)
"Superman" – Robin Thicke
Craig & Jamie
17.7
(5.9, 5.9, 5.9)
"Play That Funky Music" – Wild Cherry

Week 5[edit]

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right:
Bret Hedican and Kristi Yamaguchi, Sandra Bezic, Dick Button.

Running order
Couple Score Music
Stéphane & Marie-France
17.3
(5.8, 5.8, 5.7)
"Blues in the Night" – Quincy Jones
from Ocean's Eleven
Claude & Shae-Lynn
17.5
(5.9, 5.9, 5.7)
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
from Dirty Dancing
Craig & Jamie
17.7
(5.9, 5.9, 5.9)
"Soul Bossa Nova" – Quincy Jones
from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Tie & Christine
17.1
(5.8, 5.7, 5.6)
"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" – Jessica Simpson
from The Dukes of Hazzard
Group performance
Not scored
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" – Aerosmith
from Armageddon

Week 6[edit]

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right:
Katarina Witt, Sandra Bezic, Dick Button.

Running order
Couple Score Music
Claude & Shae-Lynn
17.6
(5.9, 5.9, 5.8)
"Hallelujah" – Claude Lemieux
17.8
(6.0, 5.9, 5.9)
"Assassin's Tango" – John Powell
Craig & Jamie
17.2
(5.8, 5.7, 5.7)
"Heaven" – Bryan Adams
17.6
(6.0, 5.8, 5.8)
"Soul Bossa Nova" – Quincy Jones
from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Stéphane & Marie-France
17.8
(5.9, 6.0, 5.9)
"Try" – Blue Rodeo
17.6
(6.0, 5.8, 5.8)
"Dance with Me" – Debelah Morgan

Week 7[edit]

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right:
Doug Gilmour, Sandra Bezic, Dick Button.

Running order
Couple Score Music
Craig & Jamie
18.0
(6.0, 6.0, 6.0)
"I Gotta Feeling" – The Black Eyed Peas
Claude & Shae-Lynn
18.0
(6.0, 6.0, 6.0)
"A Moment Like This" – Kelly Clarkson
Stéphane & Marie-France
18.0
(6.0, 6.0, 6.0)
"Lady" – Kenny Rogers

Weekly ratings[edit]

Weekly ratings and rankings are measured by BBM Canada, an audience measurement organization for Canadian television and radio broadcasting.

Episode
Number
Episode Viewers
(in millions)
Rank Reference
101 Week 1: Performance
(Airdate: October 4, 2010)
1.959 #16 [2]
102 Week 1: Results
(Airdate: October 5, 2010)
1.07 N/A
103 Week 2: Performance
(Airdate: October 11, 2010)
1.562 #19 [3]
104 Week 2: Results
(Airdate: October 12, 2010)
1.24 N/A
105 Week 3: Performance
(Airdate: October 18, 2010)
1.578 #21 [4]
106 Week 3: Results
(Airdate: October 19, 2010)
1.140 #29 [5]
107 Week 4: Performance
(Airdate: October 25, 2010)
1.553 #18 [5]
108 Week 4: Results
(Airdate: October 26, 2010)
1.304 #23 [6]
109 Week 5: Performance
(Airdate: November 1, 2010)
1.618 #19 [6]
110 Week 5: Results
(Airdate: November 2, 2010)
1.143 #29 [7]
111 Week 6: Performance
(Airdate: November 8, 2010)
1.810 #18 [7]
112 Week 6: Results
(Airdate: November 9, 2010)
1.06 N/A
113 Week 7: Performance
(Airdate: November 15, 2010)
1.878 #16 [8]
114 Week 7: Results – Season Finale
(Airdate: November 16, 2010)
1.736 #19 [9]
Season 1 Average: Performance Shows 1.737 #18 [10]
Season 1 Average: Results Shows 1.270 #28 [11]
Season 1 Average: Complete 1.504 #23

References[edit]

External links[edit]