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Thursday, October 24th, 2019
2018 U.S. CHAMPION BRADIE TENNELL & TWO-TIME OLYMPIC CHAMPION YUZURU HANYU HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF SKATE CANADA THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Coverage of Skate Canada Begins This Friday, Oct. 25 Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold; NBC Presents Coverage Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 P.M. ET
NBC Sports’ Encore Coverage of Skate America Begins? This Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4:30 P.M. ET on NBC
Additional Olympic Sports Programming this Week Includes Sport Climbing 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. 24, 2019 – 2018 U.S. champion Bradie Tennell, who earned a silver medal last week at Skate America Presented by American Cruise Lines, headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of Skate Canada this week, beginning Friday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. NBC will present coverage of the event from Kelowna, British Columbia, on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Skate America and Skate Canada are the first two events of the 2019 Grand Prix of Figure Skating, which comprises six events where skaters earn points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final in December.
Tennell will compete alongside 2018 Olympic silver medalist Yevgenia Medvedeva of Russia, as well as 15-year-old Aleksandra Trusova, who makes her senior Grand Prix debut with high expectations. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan is expected to headline the men’s event in Canada. Reigning U.S. champions and two-time world medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue, coming off a gold-medal performance last week at Skate America, are the top names in the ice dance event.
Terry Gannon handles play-by-play responsibilities on Sunday on NBC, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir.
NBC Sports’ encore coverage of Skate America Presented by American Cruise Lines, which began last week across NBC Sports, airs this Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. on NBC. Two-time reigning world champion Nathan Chen headlined this year’s Skate America in Las Vegas and became the second man ever to win the event in three consecutive years.
Gannon, Lipinski and Weir called NBC’s Skate America action joined by reporter Andrea Joyce and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Tanith White.
NBC Sports Gold will stream coverage live and on-demand, to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TV devices.
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Coverage on NBC will livestream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will stream on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app, in addition to NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
NBC Sports’ coverage of Skate Canada will continue next week on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Click here for NBC Sports’ full Skate Canada and Skate America Presented by American Cruise Lines schedule.
Additional Olympic sports programming this week includes:
SPORT CLIMBING WORLD CUP – INZAI, JAPAN
TV COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY, OCT. 27 AT 4 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The 2019 sport climbing World Cup continues with a lead event in Inzai, Japan. Sport 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 for the Americans.
Live coverage begins Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 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.
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