FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
NBC SPORTS COVERAGE OF THE 2016 PRUDENTIAL U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGINS WITH PREVIEW SHOW THIS SUN. AT 5 PM ET ON NBC
Live U.S. Championships Coverage Begins Sat., Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC & NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 13, 2016 – NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships begins this weekend with the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships Preview Show this Sunday, Jan. 17, at 5 pm ET. NBC’s live U.S. Figure Skating Championships coverage begins next Saturday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. ET and continues in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. Live NBC coverage on Sunday, Jan. 24 begins at 4 p.m. ET. Coverage includes the pairs, ice dance, ladies, and men’s free skate competitions.
The Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships Preview Show is hosted by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon, and 2006 ice dance silver medalist Tanith White, and will feature athlete profiles, event analysis and competition highlights. The show will preview all competitions, including the last two U.S. women’s champions, Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold, going head-to-head in the ladies competition. Wagner, a three-time U. S. Figure Skating Championship winner, could become the oldest U.S. woman to claim the title since 1937 (Maribel Vinson).
In addition, NBC will present the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular exhibition gala on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. ET. Universal HD will present encore coverage of NBC’s broadcasts on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. ET and Friday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. ET.
Lipinski, Gannon, and White will be joined by three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, four-time U.S. champion and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, and reporter Andrea Joyce on site at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., for the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships next week.
NBC Sports Group’s figure skating coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sun., Jan. 17||5 p.m.||Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships Preview||NBC|
|Sat., Jan. 23||3 p.m.||Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships||NBC|
|Sat., Jan. 23||8 p.m.||Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 24||4 p.m.||Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships||NBC|
|Thurs., Jan. 28||3 p.m.||Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Fri., Jan. 29||6 p.m.||Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Sat., Jan. 30||4 p.m.||Smucker’s Skating Spectacular||NBC|
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 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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–