FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
2015 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL AIRS THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 1, AT 4:30 P.M. ET ON
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Terry Gannon Host
Coverage Features Olympians and Top International Competitors
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 29, 2015 – NBC presents 2015 Skate Canada International coverage this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET featuring performances from the men’s and ladies’ free skate competition from Enmax Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Leading Team USA are 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist and 2015 U.S. champion Ashley Wagner, who also won silver at the 2014 Skate Canada, and 2015 U.S. silver medalist Adam Rippon.
The international field features reigning World, European and Grand Prix champion Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia; 2014 Olympic silver medalist and three-time World champion Patrick Chan of Canada; and 2014 Olympic and World champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan.
COMMENTATORS: NBC’s lead figure skating team of three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon will handle coverage alongside Tracy Wilson.
Skate Canada is the second event of the 2015 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. The Grand Prix Series, now in its 21st season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries are expected to participate in the series. Each athlete is eligible to score points in up to two of the six scheduled events. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 10-13, in Barcelona, Spain.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBC and NBCSN via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–