FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
2015 PROGRESSIVE SKATE AMERICA LIVE ON NBC THIS SAT., OCT. 24 AT 5 P.M. ET
Continuing Coverage Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Terry Gannon Host
Coverage Features Olympians and Top International Competitors
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 21, 2015 – NBC presents live coverage of 2015 Progressive Skate America this Saturday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. ET featuring the ladies free skate competition from UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisc. NBCSN will provide continuing coverage at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 25, including the men’s free skate.
Eighteen U.S. athletes will compete at 2015 Progressive Skate America, led by 2014 Sochi Olympians Gracie Gold, the 2014 U.S. champion, and reigning U.S champion and Skate America silver medalist Jason Brown.
The international field features 2014 Olympic team gold medalist and 2014 World silver medalist Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia; and 2014 Olympic and 2015 World bronze medalist Denis Ten of Kazakhstan.
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 alongside Tracy Wilson and Andrea Joyce.
Skate America is the first event of the 2015 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. The Grand Prix Series, now in its 21st season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries are expected to participate in the series. Each athlete is eligible to score points in up to two of the six scheduled events. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 10-13, in Barcelona, Spain.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
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