FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS 2017 ISU WORLD SPRINT SPEED SKATING ACTION ON UNIVERSAL HD THIS WEEKEND
Coverage Begins This Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on Universal HD
Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 23, 2017 – NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2017 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, beginning this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. ET on Universal HD. Coverage continues on Universal HD this Sunday, Feb. 26, at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Highlighting the women’s field for Team USA is 1500m world record-holder Heather Bergsma, who looks to add to her gold medals in the 1000m and 1500m events at the 2017 World Single Distance Championships. The two-time Olympian has finished in the top three at World Sprint Championships in each of the last four years, winning gold in 2013, bronze in 2014 and silver in 2015 and 2016.
Bergsma will be joined by fellow World Single Distance Championships teammates Mitch Whitmore, Jonathan Garcia, Sugar Todd and Jerica Tandiman.
Nick Gismondi calls the action, joined by analyst and Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen on Universal HD.
NBCSN will host an encore presentation of the event on Saturday, Mar. 11, at 7 p.m. ET. For NBCSN’s coverage, Gismondi will be joined by analyst and Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.
Following is the television schedule for the 2017 ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships:
|Sat., Feb. 25||7 p.m.||ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships||Universal HD|
|Sun., Feb. 26||8:30 p.m.||ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships||Universal HD|
|Sat., Mar. 11||7 p.m.||ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships (Encore)||NBCSN|
Coverage 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–