FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
NBC TO PRESENT 2014 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. ET
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Terry Gannon In The Booth for the 1 ½-Hour Telecast
Coverage Features Olympians and Top International Competitors
Stamford, Conn. – October 30, 2014 – NBC presents 2014 Skate Canada International coverage this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET featuring performances from the men’s and ladies’ free skate competition from Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Leading Team USA are 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Ashley Wagner and 2013 U.S. champion Max Aaron.
The ladies’ international field features Russia’s Alena Leonova, a 2012 World silver medalist, and Anna Pogorilaya, who finished in fourth place at the 2014 World Championships. Headlining the men’s competition is two-time World bronze medalist Javier Fernandez of Spain.
COMMENTATORS: NBC’s lead figure skating broadcast team of three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon will handle coverage.
Skate Canada is the second event of the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. The Grand Prix Series, now in its 20th season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 200 athletes from 25 countries are expected to participate in the series. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 11-14, in Barcelona, Spain.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream NBC’s coverage of Skate Canada. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–