FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
2016 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL ON NBC THIS SUN., OCT. 30, AT 5 PM ET
Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir Call the Action
Coverage Available on Universal HD & Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app Throughout the Weekend
Olympians and Top International Athletes to Compete
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 27, 2016 – NBC presents coverage of 2016 Skate Canada International this Sunday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. ET featuring performances from the men’s and ladies’ free skate competition from Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Universal HD will present coverage of the event throughout the weekend, beginning tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 28, at midnight ET with the ladies’ and men’s short competition. Coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Highlighting the ladies’ competition are reigning World, European, and Grand Prix Final champion Yevgenia Medvedeva and 2015 World, European, and Grand Prix Final champion Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia, and 2008 U.S. champion Mirai Nagasu. The men’s field features 2014 World champion and Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and three-time World champion and 2014 Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan of Canada.
Play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon calls the action on NBC joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir.
Skate Canada is the second event of the 2016 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. The Grand Prix Series, now in its 22nd 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 2016 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 8-11, in Marseille France.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage of Skate Canada. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Group’s Skate Canada International coverage:
|Fri., Oct. 28||Midnight||Ladies’ and Men’s Short||Universal HD|
|Sat., Oct. 29||Midnight||Pairs’ and Men’s Free, Free Dance||Universal HD|
|Sun., Oct. 30||5 p.m.||Ladies’ Free||NBC|
|Mon., Oct. 31||8 p.m.||Ladies’ Free (Encore)||Universal HD|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–