FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
2014 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES CONTINUES WITH GRAND PRIX RUSSIA THIS SUN. AT 4 PM ET ON NBC
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Steve Schlanger Host the Two-Hour Telecast
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 13, 2014 – NBC continues its coverage of the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series with Grand Prix Russia. Coverage of the men’s and ladies’ free skates begins this Sunday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. ET.
Americans competing in Moscow include 2014 U.S. bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu and 2014 Olympian and U.S. silver medalist Jason Brown.
Highlighting the international field are Anna Pogorilaya of Russia, who placed fourth at the 2014 World Championships, and two-time World bronze medalist Javier Fernandez of Spain.
COMMENTATORS: Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and play-by-play announcer Steve Schlanger will handle coverage.
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–