FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
LIVE 2018 SKATE CANADA COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND ON NBC SPORTS GOLD – LADIES’ & MEN’S FREE SKATES THIS SUN., 4 P.M. ET ON NBC
All Events Available Live and Commercial Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass” Beginning This Friday at 2:15 p.m. ET with Pairs’ and Men’s Short Programs
Terry Gannon Calls the Action on NBC, Joined by Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Presents Encore Coverage of all Events Monday, Oct. 29 – Thursday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 17, 2018 – The 2018 Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continues with Skate Canada from Laval, Quebec, with live, commercial free coverage of each event on NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass,” beginning this Friday, Oct. 26 at 2:15 p.m. ET with the pairs’ and men’s short programs. NBC presents coverage of the ladies’ and men’s free skates this Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. ET.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present daily encore coverage of all programs at 8 p.m. ET Monday, Oct. 29 – Thursday, Nov. 1.
The men’s and ladies’ fields will feature the 2018 Olympic silver medalists in each discipline – Shoma Uno of Japan and Yevgenia Medvedeva of Russia. Reigning U.S. champions and world silver medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue highlight the ice dance event. Also representing the U.S. are 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Jason Brown and 2017 U.S. national bronze medalist Mariah Bell.
Terry Gannon handles play-by-play for the men’s and ladies’ free skates on NBC and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir. 2006 Olympic silver medalist Tanith White will call the remaining competitions on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, joined by Ben Agosto, White’s 2006 Olympic silver medal-winning skating partner, for the rhythm and free dance events, and 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley for the men’s and ladies’ short, and pairs’ short and free programs.
The Grand Prix Series, now in its 24th season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. 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 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 6-9 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
NBC Sports Gold will stream coverage live and on-demand, to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TV devices. “Figure Skating Pass” can be purchased for $59.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
“Figure Skating Pass” features content previously offered to subscribers on icenetwork.com, including live coverage of the U.S. Championships (junior and senior), ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, ISU World Championships, ISU Four Continents Championships, ISU European Championships and the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. Live offerings will also include the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships (senior, junior and collegiate levels) and the U.S. Sectional Figure Skating Championships for both figure skating (senior and junior levels) and synchronized skating (senior, junior and collegiate levels). All live events, as well as the U.S. Regional Championships (junior and senior levels) and U.S. Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships (senior, junior and collegiate levels) will be available on-demand. Click here for more information.
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Coverage on NBC and NBCSN is live streamed on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Following is NBC Sports’ Schedule for 2018 Skate Canada:
|Fri., Oct. 26||2:15 p.m.||Skate Canada: Pairs’ Short, Men’s Short (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., Oct. 26||7 p.m.||Skate Canada: Rhythm Dance, Ladies’ Short (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct. 27||1:20 p.m.||Skate Canada: Pairs’ Free, Men’s Free (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct. 27||7 p.m.||Skate Canada: Free Dance, Ladies’ Free (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Oct. 28||2 p.m.||Skate Canada: Exhibition (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Oct. 28||4 p.m.||Skate Canada||NBC|
|Mon., Oct. 29||8 p.m.||Skate Canada: Rhythm Dance, Free Dance||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Tues., Oct. 30||8 p.m.||Skate Canada: Ladies’ Short, Ladies’ Free Skate||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Wed., Oct. 31||8 p.m.||Skate Canada: Men’s Short, Men’s Free Skate||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Thurs., Nov. 1||8 p.m.||Skate Canada: Pairs’ Short, Pairs’ Free||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–