FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
2016 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES CONTINUES WITH GRAND PRIX RUSSIA THIS SUN., NOV. 6, AT 10 PM ET ON NBCSN
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. – November 3, 2016 – NBCSN presents coverage of 2016 Grand Prix Russia this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10 p.m. ET featuring performances from the men’s and ladies’ free skate competition from Moscow. Universal HD will present coverage of the event throughout the weekend, beginning tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. 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 a trio of Russian contenders: 2016 World and European bronze medalist Anna Pogorilaya, 2015 World and Grand Prix Final bronze medalist Yelena Radyonova, and 2014 Olympic team gold medalist Yulia Lipnitskaya. The men’s field features two-time World and four-time European champion Javier Fernandez of Spain, Japan’s Shoma Uno, who opened his Grand Prix season with a win at Skate America, and 2013 U.S. champion Max Aaron.
Play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon calls the action on NBCSN joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir.
Grand Prix Russia is the third 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 Grand Prix Russia. 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 Grand Prix Russia coverage:
|Fri., Nov. 4||8 p.m.||Men’s and Ladies’ Short||Universal HD|
|Sat., Nov. 5||8 p.m.||Free Dance, Pairs Free||Universal HD|
|Sun., Nov. 6||10 p.m.||Men’s and Ladies’ Free Skate||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–