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Monday, October 16th, 2017

NBC SPORTS GROUP AND U.S. FIGURE SKATING ANNOUNCE 2017-18 TELEVISION SCHEDULE

More than 200 Hours of figure skating coverage is set to begin this week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 16, 2017 — NBC Sports Group and U.S. Figure Skating announced today the broadcast schedule for the 2017-18 figure skating season. Beginning this week, NBC Sports Group will present more than 200 hours of coverage throughout the season, including nearly 100 hours on NBC and NBCSN. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also present more than 100 hours of figure skating coverage. In total, coverage will include more than 100 hours of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, 23.5 hours of coverage of the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and same-weekend and live coverage will be carried of the 2018 World, Four Continents and European championships.

NBC Sports Group will kick off its Grand Prix Series coverage with 2017 Grand Prix Russia set for Oct. 20-22 in Moscow. 2017 Bridgestone Skate America, held Nov. 24-26 in Lake Placid, New York, will have 13.5 hours of live coverage, including six hours on NBC and NBCSN. The Grand Prix Series concludes Dec. 7-10 with coverage of the 2017 Grand Prix Final from Nagoya, Japan.

NBC Sports Group’s five-day live telecast window for the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which will be held Jan. 3-7, 2017, in San Jose, California, features live coverage of each discipline, including the ladies free skate in primetime Friday, Jan. 5 and the men’s free skate in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 6. The Smucker’s Skating Spectacular will air the weekend following the U.S. Championships on NBC.

NBCSN will provide nine hours of same-day and live coverage of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, which are set for March 21- 25, in Milan, Italy. A World Championships recap show will air on NBC at 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday, April 8.

Coverage on NBC and NBCSN is live streamed on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.

In addition, icenetwork will feature live and on-demand streaming of every skater in every discipline from more than 20 events throughout the season on a subscription basis. For more information, visit www.icenetwork.com.

2017-18 U.S. Figure Skating Broadcast Schedule
All times Eastern, check local listings, subject to change

Date 2017 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series Time (ET) Network
Friday, Oct. 20 Rostelecom Cup: Men’s Short 7-9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Oct. 20 Rostelecom Cup: Short Dance 9-11 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Oct. 20 Rostelecom Cup: Pairs Short 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Oct. 20 Rostelecom Cup: Ladies Short 1 -3 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 21 Rostelecom Cup: Men’s Free 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 21 Rostelecom Cup: Free Dance 9 – 10:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 21 Rostelecom Cup: Pairs Free 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 21 Rostelecom Cup: Ladies Free 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Sunday, Oct. 22 Rostelecom Cup: Recap 12 – 2 p.m. NBC
Friday, Oct. 27 Skate Canada International: Ladies Short 3 – 4:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Oct. 27 Skate Canada International: Short Dance 5 – 6:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Oct. 27 Skate Canada International: Men’s Short 8 – 9:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Oct. 27 Skate Canada International: Pairs Short 10 – 11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 28 Skate Canada International: Ladies Free 1 – 3 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 28 Skate Canada International: Free Dance 3 – 5 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 28 Skate Canada International: Men’s Free 7 – 9 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 28 Skate Canada International: Pairs Free 9 – 10:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Sunday, Oct. 29 Skate Canada: Recap 11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. NBCSN
Sunday, Nov. 5 Skate Canada: Recap 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. NBC
Friday, Nov. 3 Cup of China: Short Dance 3:30 – 5 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 3 Cup of China: Ladies Short 5 – 7 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 3 Cup of China: Men’s Short 7 – 9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 3 Cup of China: Pairs Short 9 – 10:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 4 Cup of China: Free Dance 2:30 – 4:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 4 Cup of China: Ladies Free 4:30 – 6:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 4 Cup of China: Men’s Free 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 4 Cup of China: Pairs Free 9 – 10:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Sunday, Nov. 5 Cup of China: Recap 4:30 – 6 p.m. NBC
Friday, Nov. 10 NHK Trophy: Pairs Short 12:30 – 1:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 10 NHK Trophy: Ladies Short 2 – 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 10 NHK Trophy: Men’s Short 5 – 7 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 10 NHK Trophy: Short Dance 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 11 NHK Trophy: Pairs Free 12:30 – 2 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 11 NHK Trophy: Ladies Free 3 – 5 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 11 NHK Trophy: Men’s Free 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 11 NHK Trophy: Recap 1:30 – 3 p.m. NBC
Saturday, Nov. 11 NHK Trophy: Free Dance 9:30 – 11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 17 Internationaux de France: Ladies Short 9 – 10:30 a.m.  Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 17 Internationaux de France: Short Dance 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 17 Internationaux de France: Pairs Short 12:30 – 2 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 17 Internationaux de France: Men’s Short 2 – 4 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 18 Internationaux de France: Ladies Free 7 – 9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 18 Internationaux de France: Free Dance 9:30 – 11 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 18 Internationaux de France: Pairs Free 1 – 2:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 18 Internationaux de France: Men’s Free 3 – 5 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Sunday, Nov. 19 Internationaux de France: Recap 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. NBCSN
Friday, Nov. 24 Bridgestone Skate America: Pairs Short 6 – 7:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Nov. 24 Bridgestone Skate America: Men’s Short 8 – 9:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 25 Bridgestone Skate America: Pairs Free 2 – 3:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 25 Bridgestone Skate America: Men’s Free 4 – 6 p.m. NBC (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 25 Bridgestone Skate America: Short Dance 7:30 – 9 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Nov. 25 Bridgestone Skate America: Ladies Short 9 – 11 p.m. NBCSN (Live)
Sunday, Nov. 26 Bridgestone Skate America: Free Dance 2 – 3:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Sunday, Nov. 26 Bridgestone Skate America: Ladies Free 4 – 6 p.m. NBC (Live)
Thu, Dec. 7 Grand Prix Final: Pairs Short 4:30 – 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Thu, Dec. 7 Grand Prix Final: Men’s Short 5:30 – 6:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Thu, Dec. 7 Grand Prix Final: Short Dance 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Dec. 8 Grand Prix Final: Ladies Short 5 – 6 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Dec. 8 Grand Prix Final: Men’s Free 6 – 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Dec. 9 Grand Prix Final: Pairs Free 2:30 – 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Dec. 9 Grand Prix Final: Free Dance 4 – 5 a.m.  Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Dec. 9 Grand Prix Final: Ladies Free 5:30 – 6:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Sunday, Dec. 10 Grand Prix Final: Recap 4 – 6 p.m. NBC
Date 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships

San Jose California – Dec. 29, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

Time (ET) Network
Wed, Jan. 3 Ladies Short 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. NBCSN (Live)
Thu, Jan. 4 Pairs Short 4 – 6:30 p.m. NBCSN (Live)
Thu, Jan. 4 Men’s Short 8:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. NBCSN (Live)
Friday, Jan. 5 Short Dance 4 – 6:30 p.m. NBCSN (Live)
Friday, Jan. 5 Ladies Free 8 – 11 p.m. NBC (Live)
Saturday, Jan. 6 Pairs Free 4 – 6 p.m. NBC (Live)
Saturday, Jan. 6 Men’s Free 8 – 11 p.m. NBC (Live)
Sunday, Jan. 7 Free Dance 3 – 6 p.m. NBC (Live)
Saturday, Jan. 13 Smucker’s Skating Spectacular 4 – 6 p.m. NBC
Date 2018 ISU Championship Events Time (ET) Network
Wed, Jan. 17 European Championships: Men’s Short 7 – 9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Wed, Jan. 17 European Championships: Pairs Short 12 – 2 p.m. NBCSN (Live)
Wed, Jan. 17 European Championships: Men’s Short 2 – 4 p.m. NBCSN
Thu, Jan. 18 European Championships: Ladies Short 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Thu, Jan. 18 European Championships: Pairs Free 12 – 2 p.m. NBCSN (Live)
Thu, Jan. 18 European Championships: Ladies Short 2 – 4 p.m. NBCSN
Friday, Jan. 19 European Championships: Short Dance 7 – 8:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Jan. 19 European Championships: Men’s Free 12 – 2 p.m. NBCSN (Live)
Friday, Jan. 19 European Championships: Short Dance 2 – 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, Jan. 20 European Championships: Free Dance 7 – 9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Jan. 20 European Championships: Ladies Free 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Jan. 20 European Championships: Free Dance 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, Jan. 20 European Championships: Ladies Free 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sunday, Jan. 21 European Championships: Ladies & Men’s Free 3 – 5 p.m. NBC
Tue, Jan. 23 Four Continents Championships: Short Dance 9 – 11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Tue, Jan. 23 Four Continents Championships: Pairs Short 12 – 2 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Wed, Jan. 24 Four Continents Championships: Ladies Short 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Wed, Jan. 24 Four Continents Championships: Short Dance 12 – 2 p.m. NBCSN
Wed, Jan. 24 Four Continents Championships: Ladies Short 2 – 4 p.m. NBCSN
Wed, Jan. 24 Four Continents Championships: Free Dance 12 – 2 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Thu, Jan. 25 Four Continents Championships: Men’s Short 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Thu, Jan. 25 Four Continents Championships: Free Dance 12 – 2 p.m. NBCSN
Thu, Jan. 25 Four Continents Championships: Men’s Short 2 – 4 p.m. NBCSN
Thu, Jan. 25 Four Continents Championships: Pairs Free 12 – 2 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Jan. 26 Four Continents Championships: Ladies Free 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Jan. 26 Four Continents Championships: Pairs Free 12 – 2 p.m. NBCSN
Friday, Jan. 26 Four Continents Championships: Ladies Free 2 – 4 p.m. NBCSN
Friday, Jan. 26 Four Continents Championships: Men’s Free 1:30 – 3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Jan. 27 Four Continents Championships: Men’s Free 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. NBCSN
Saturday, Jan. 27 Four Continents Championships: Recap 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. NBC
Wed, Mar. 21 World Championships: Ladies Short 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Wed, Mar. 21 World Championships: Ladies Short 12 – 2 p.m. NBCSN
Wed, Mar. 21 World Championships: Pairs Short 2 – 6 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Thu, Mar. 22 World Championships: Men’s Short 5 – 10 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Thu, Mar. 22 World Championships: Pairs Free 3 – 5 p.m. NBCSN
Friday, Mar. 23 World Championships: Short Dance 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Friday, Mar. 23 World Championships: Ladies Free 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. NBCSN (Live)
Saturday, Mar. 24 World Championships: Men’s Free 5 – 9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Mar. 24 World Championships: Free Dance 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Saturday, Mar. 24 World Championships: Men’s Free & Free Dance 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sunday, Mar. 25 World Championships: Exhibition 8:30 – 11 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (Live)
Sunday, Apr. 8 World Championships: Recap 3 – 6 p.m. NBC

 

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