FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
2015 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES CONTINUES WITH GRAND PRIX RUSSIA COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND ON NBC & UNIVERSAL HD
Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on Universal HD, Culminating This Sunday at Noon ET on NBC
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Tanith White Host the Telecast
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 19, 2015 – NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series with Grand Prix Russia. Coverage begins tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET with the men’s and ladies’ short programs on Universal HD, and continues this Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. ET with the free dance and pairs’ free skates on Universal HD. Coverage of the men’s and ladies’ free skates begins this Sunday, Nov. 22, at Noon ET on NBC.
Highlighting the international field is 2014 Olympic gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, who competes in her first major event since the Sochi Games. Joining her are teammates Yelena Radyonova and Yevgenia Medvedeva, both World junior champions. The men’s field is highlighted by reigning World and European champion Javier Fernandez of Spain.
Americans competing in Moscow include 2014 Olympian Polina Edmunds and 2015 U.S. silver medalist Adam Rippon.
COMMENTATORS: Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White will host coverage.
Below is the schedule for NBC Sports Group’s Grand Prix Russia coverage:
|Nov. 20||8-10 p.m.||Men’s & Ladies’ Short Program||Universal HD|
|Nov. 21||8-10 p.m.||Free Dance & Pairs Free Skate||Universal HD|
|Nov. 22||Noon-1:30 p.m.||Men’s & Ladies’ Free Skate||NBC|
|Nov. 27||3:30-5 p.m.||NBC Encore||Universal HD|
Grand Prix Russia is the fifth 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
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBC and NBCSN via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
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