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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
NATHAN CHEN HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF SKATE AMERICA PRESENTED BY AMERICAN CRUISE LINES THIS WEEK
NBC Sports Gold Offers First Free “Figure Skating Pass” Trial Period, Today through Saturday, Oct. 19 at NBCSportsGold.com
Coverage of Skate America Begins This Friday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. ET Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold; NBCSN Presents Coverage at Midnight ET
Additional Olympic Sports Programming this Week Includes Sport Climbing World Cup and Cyclo-Cross World Cup
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 16, 2019 – Two-time reigning world champion Nathan Chen headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of Skate America Presented by American Cruise Lines this week, beginning Friday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold from Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leading into this weekend’s coverage, NBC Sports presents the first free trial of NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass,” from today through Saturday, Oct. 19.
Skate America Presented by American Cruise Lines kicks off the 2019 Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Two-time Grand Prix Final champion Chen is expected to headline the men’s event, while 2018 U.S. champion Bradie Tennell and 2017 U.S. champion Karen Chen will compete in a ladies’ field that also includes two world medalists. Reigning U.S. champions and two-time world medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue are the top names in the ice dance event.
Terry Gannon handles play-by-play responsibilities for the men’s and ladies’ events, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir and reporter Andrea Joyce. Gannon and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Tanith White call the action for the ice dance segments, while White, Weir and Lipinski commentate on the pairs’ events.
NBCSN’s coverage begins on Friday, Oct. 18 at Midnight ET and continues Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. ET and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 a.m. ET. NBC presents coverage of Skate America Presented by American Cruise Lines on Sunday at Noon ET.
All live programming throughout the weekend will also be available on NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass.” This week’s free trial of “Figure Skating Pass” includes exclusive live coverage of practices and warm-ups tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 19. NBC Sports Gold’s “Practice Cam” presents live coverage of practice beginning tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Gold will stream coverage live and on-demand, to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TV devices.
Find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app. Available on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
Coverage on NBCSN will livestream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All Olympic sports coverage televised and streamed across NBC Sports platforms is presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Click here for NBC Sports’ schedule for Skate America Presented by American Cruise Lines.
Additional Olympic sports programming this week includes:
SPORT CLIMBING WORLD CUP – XIAMEN, CHINA
TV COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY, OCT. 20 AT 4 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The 2019 sport climbing World Cup continues with lead and speed events in Xiamen, China. Sports climbing will make its Olympic debut next summer in Tokyo, where the competition will feature a combination of all three disciplines: bouldering, speed and lead. Nathaniel Coleman, Kyra Condie and Ashima Shiraishi are all expected to compete in both events for the Americans.
Live coverage begins Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. ET on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app; Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP – BERN, SWITZERLAND
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE SUNDAY, OCT. 20 AT 7 A.M. ET
The Cyclo-cross World Cup season continues with the first European stop of the tour, in Bern, Switzerland. Cyclo-cross, a non-Olympic discipline, combines cycling, steeplechase and NASCAR all into one, with athletes racing around a circuit course with steep hills, difficult descents, mud, grass, sand and dirt. Clara Honsinger has been the top American through two events this season.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GOLD
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