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Sports: September 2013 Archives

Battle of the Blades: NHL's Grant Marshall

battle logo.pngSonali Karnick says she's been waiting for this moment for months: Battle of the Blades returns to CBC Television tomorrow night for a brand-new season.

The popular program takes former hockey stars and turns them into pairs figure skaters. Tomorrow night's  two-hour special is an opportunity for fans to have a look back at previous seasons, and to get to know the current crop of competitors.

Grant Marshall played in the NHL for ten seasons and is a two-time Stanley Cup winner.
He's also a competitor vying to win this season of Battle of the Blades. He tells Sonali Karnick what the challenge has been like so far.

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Roller Derby Bootcamp

Me roller derby.JPGThe Montreal Roller Derby league is attracting more and more women to join the sport in Quebec. While this is the official off-season, women who want to join a team still have to learn how to play this demanding, physical sport. 

Host Sonali Karnick went to the Taz skatepark in St-Michel to take part in one session of the roller derby bootcamp to find out why the sport has grown so much and who's brave enough to strap on  a pair of roller skates.
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