Alas, a competitor from Vancouver in a national ice performance competition has to hang up her skates.
In last night’s episode of CBC’s Battle of the Blades (November 12), three pairs out of the remaining seven teams in the competition wound up in the lowest rankings, based on judges’ scores and audience voting.
The bottom three pairs had to compete in a skate-off performing choreography to Canadian songs—and not one but two pairs ended up being eliminated.
One pair was four-time Olympic medallist in women’s ice hockey, Jennifer Botterill and two-time World pairs champion and two-time Olympic medallist Eric Radford.
The other was three-time World Ice Dance medallist Andrew Poje and Meghan Agosta.
Agosta is a member of the Vancouver Police Department who plays for Canada women’s national ice hockey team, and is also a three-time gold and one-time silver medallist at the Winter Olympics.
However, their effort still garnered support for good causes—each pair will receive $25,000 to donate to the charity they were competing for.
Botterill and Radford were competing for the Canadian Cancer Society while Agosta and Poje were competing for the B.C. Children’s Hospital.
The remaining five pairs will next hit the ice on November 19. The pair who nabs the top spot of Season 6 will receive $100,000 for their charity.
Among those still in the competition from B.C. is Dancing on Ice competitor Carlotta Edwards (who is paired with Kris Versteeg from Lethbridge, Alberta), who grew up in Queen Charlotte on Haida Gwaii.