FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COVERAGE OF THE 2017 EUROPEAN FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK
Live Coverage on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET Tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday & 9 a.m. ET on Saturday
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 24, 2017 – NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2017 ISU European Figure Skating Championships this week, highlighted by live coverage of the event at 2 p.m. ET tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 25, Thursday, Jan. 26, and Friday, Jan. 27, on NBCSN. Coverage begins tomorrow at Noon ET with the ladies’ short program, and culminates this Saturday, Jan. 28, with the free dance live at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s free program at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC presents encore coverage of the ladies’ and men’s free skate on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. ET.
The men’s field is highlighted by four-time European champion and two-time World champion Javier Fernandez of Spain. The ladies’ competition features reigning World and European champion Yevgenia Medvedeva of Russia, and the return of 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and five-time European champion Carolina Kostner of Italy. Reigning European and World champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France are favorites in the ice dance competition, while four-time European pairs champion Aliona Savchenko of Germany looks to return to the top of the podium, this time with partner Bruno Massot.
Andrea Joyce calls the action on NBCSN alongside 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley. Joyce will be joined by 2006 Olympic silver medalist Ben Agosto for the ice dance events. Tanith White, who won the 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medal with Agosto, calls the event on NBC, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir.
Below is the full schedule of 2017 ISU European Figure Skating Championships coverage:
|Wed., Jan. 25||Noon||Ladies’ Short||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 25||2 p.m.||Pairs’ Short (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs, Jan. 26||Noon||Short Dance||NBCSN|
|Thurs, Jan. 26||2 p.m.||Pairs’ Free (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Jan. 27||Noon||Men’s Short||NBCSN|
|Fri., Jan. 27||2 p.m.||Ladies Free (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 28||9 a.m.||Free Dance (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 28||6 p.m.||Men’s Free||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 4||3 p.m.||Ladies/Men’s Free||NBC|
The U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be streamed live on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for 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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–