The CBC's Battle of the Blades is hanging up its skates.
The Canadian TV ice-dance competition is the latest series to face the axe as the national broadcaster announced on April 10 that it would be eliminating 657 jobs and budget cuts of $130 million due to declining ad revenues and TV ratings, and a loss of $115 million in federal funding.
Battle of the Blades was similar to the competition format of Dancing With the Stars, in which celebrities were paired with professional dancers. In this show, hockey players were paired with figure skaters to compete in figure-skating routines to raise funds for charities.
Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean hosted the show.
The show was put on hiatus in 2012 but returned in 2013 for a fourth and final season.
The series will be replaced by less expensive shows.
Meanwhile, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight ended its 10-year run and won't be replaced. Stroumboulopoulos will join Hockey Night in Canada.
Other previous TV series cancellations include the drama series Arctic Air and Cracked, and The Ron James Show.