FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
NBC PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2015 PRUDENTIAL U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGINNING THIS SAT., JAN. 24, AT 3 PM ET & CONTINUING IN PRIMETIME
Coverage Includes Live Pairs’, Ice Dance, Ladies’ and Men’s Free Skate Competitions
Smucker’s Skating Spectacular Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 22, 2015 – NBC presents live coverage of the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, beginning with the pairs’ free skate and free dance competitions this Saturday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. ET and continuing in primetime with the ladies’ free skate competition at 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage of the men’s free skate competition begins at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 25. In addition, NBC will present the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular exhibition gala on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Highlighting the ladies’ competition are 2014 Olympic team bronze medalists Gracie Gold, the defending U.S. champion, and Ashley Wagner, a two-time U.S. champion. 2014 U.S. silver medalist Polina Edmunds and 2014 U.S. bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu will also compete. The men’s event features 2014 Olympic team bronze medalists Jeremy Abbott, the four-time U.S. champion, and Jason Brown, the 2014 U.S. silver medalist, along with 2013 U.S. champion Max Aaron and 2014 U.S. junior champion Nathan Chen.
NBC Sports Group’s lead figure skating commentary team, featuring three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon, will call the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships and Smucker’s Skating Spectacular, with four-time U.S. champion and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton offering analysis and insight throughout NBC’s coverage this weekend. They’ll be joined by 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith Belbin and reporter Andrea Joyce on-site at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C.
NBC’s figure skating coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Jan. 24||2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Pairs’ Free Skate and Free Dance||3 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 24||2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Ladies’ Free Skate||8 p.m.|
|Sun., Jan. 25||2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Free Skate||4 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 31||Smucker’s Skating Spectacular||2:30 p.m|
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
The 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships competition will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra 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. NBC Sports Live Extra is available for desktops at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, on select devices within Google Play, and on windows phones and tablets.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–