A Battle of the Blades is happening in Carp this Saturday, May 25.
This is when eight pairs of skaters will be competing against each other with figure skating routines, with each pair consisting of a skater from the West Carleton Skating Club and a skater from the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association. This replicates the popular former TV program Battle of the Blades which used to feature a figure skater with an NHL hockey player.
This Battle of the Blades in Carp will be held at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena Saturday, March 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with everyone welcome to attend. It is being held in support of the West Carleton Food Access Centre, so those attending are being asked to donate a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation at the door for admission.
In this Battle of the Blades in Carp, each skating pair will perform a two to three-minute routine which will be judged by a panel of three judges. These judges will include West Carleton-March city Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, West Carleton Minor Hockey Association president Hylton Jorssen and West Carleton Skating Club coach Karen Pearce.
Jon Mark (Gonzo) from radio station Boom 99.7 will be the MC for this Battle of the Blades.
There will also be a raffle table and a 50/50 draw held at this Battle of the Blades event.
A special attraction at this event will be a guest performance by the Synchro skating team “Starlight Beginners” from the Goulbourn Skating Club.
Battle of the Blades was a Canadian figure skating reality show and competition that aired on CBC TV for four seasons from 2009 to 2013. This TV show resembled the reality show Dancing with the Stars with its main attraction being bringing together two different style of skaters, namely hockey players and figure skaters, to perform a figure skating routine together.