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Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean lace up for the return of Battle of the Blades

World champion figure skater Kurt Browning and Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean are the head judge and host of the fifth season of Battle of the Blades, which is returning to television after a six-year hiatus.
Ron MacLean and Kurt Browning are the host and head judge of the fifth season of Battle of the Blades. (CBC)
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World champion figure skater Kurt Browning and Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean are lacing up their skates as the head judge and host of the fifth season of Battle of the Blades, which is returning to television after a six-year hiatus.

The show sees hockey pros teaming up with champion figure skaters to perform skating routines for a panel of judges and viewers at home. The winning pair receives $100,000 to give to a charity of their choice.

Ron MacLean and Kurt Browning with host Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

Browning and MacLean joined q's Tom Power to talk about the upcoming season, why now is the right time for the show's return and what makes a winning pair.

The season premiere of Battle of the Blades airs tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on CBC and CBC Gem.

Download our podcast or click 'Listen' near the top of this page to hear the full conversation with Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean.

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