FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
2018 OLYMPIC TEAM BRONZE MEDALIST NATHAN CHEN HEADLINES NBC SPORTS GROUP’S ISU WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS COVERAGE THIS WEEK
Live coverage Begins Tomorrow, Wed., March 21, at 6 a.m. ET with the Ladies’ Short Program Featuring 2018 Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Live Coverage Continues Throughout the Week on NBCSN & Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Tanith White, Tara Lipinski, and Johnny Weir to Call Three-Hour Recap Show Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 20, 2018 – 2018 Olympic team bronze medalist Nathan Chen and 2018 Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova of Russia headline NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2018 ISU World Figure Skating Championships from Milan, Italy, featuring live coverage of every event. Live coverage begins tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21, at 6 a.m. ET with the ladies’ short program on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and continues throughout the week on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. In addition, NBC will present a three-hour recap show of the event on Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. ET.
Chen, who became the first skater in history to the first to land six quadruple jumps in a free skate in PyeongChang, faces competition from 2018 Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno of Japan and fourth-place finisher Jin Boyang of China. Zagitova will be joined by 2018 Olympic team bronze medalists Miria Nagasu, the only U.S. woman to land a triple Axel at the Olympics, and Bradie Tennell, 2018 Olympic bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada, as well as four-time Olympian and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner of Italy.
Competing for the U.S. in ice dance are reigning national champions Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and two-time world medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates. Olympic champions Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany headline the pairs’ event, which also features U.S. champions Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim.
Steve Schlanger calls the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships joined by 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley for the ladies’ pairs’ and men’s competitions, and by 2006 ice dance silver medalist Tanith White for the ice dance competition.
White will call the recap show on NBC, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir.
Coverage on 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.
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.
NBC Sports Group’s schedule for the 2018 ISU World Figure Skating Championships (all times ET, subject to change):
|Wed., Mar. 21||6 a.m.||Ladies’ Short (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Wed., Mar. 21||Noon||Ladies’ Short||NBCSN|
|Wed., Mar. 21||2 p.m.||Pairs’ Short (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Thurs., Mar. 22||5 a.m.||Men’s Short (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Thurs., Mar. 22||Noon||Men’s Short||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Mar. 22||3 p.m.||Pairs’ Free (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Mar. 23||6 a.m.||Short Dance (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., Mar. 23||1:30 p.m.||Short Dance||NBCSN|
|Fri., Mar. 23||3:30 p.m.||Ladies’ Free (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 24||5 a.m.||Men’s Free (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., Mar. 24||10:30 a.m.||Free Dance (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., Mar. 24||Noon||Free Dance (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 24||5 p.m.||Men’s Free||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 25||4:30 p.m.||Gala||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., April 8||3 p.m.||2018 ISU World Figure Skating Championships||NBC|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–