FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
NATHAN CHEN OF THE U.S. AND YUZURU HANYU OF JAPAN HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ 2019 FIGURE SKATING GRAND PRIX FINAL COVERAGE
Two-Time Defending Champion Chen Aims to Win Third Consecutive Grand Prix Final
2018 U.S. Champion Bradie Tennell Slated to be First American Woman to Compete at Final since 2015
All Events Available Live, Commercial Free and On-Demand with NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass” Beginning Tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1:45 p.m. ET
NBCSN Begins TV Coverage This Friday with Encore Presentations on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Continuing Throughout the Week; NBC Presents Encore Presentation of Grand Prix Final on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 4 P.M. ET
Terry Gannon Calls the Action, Joined by Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 4, 2019 – The 2019 Grand Prix of Figure Skating concludes with the Grand Prix Final from Torino, Italy, with live, commercial-free and on-demand coverage of each event on NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass,” beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1:45 p.m. ET with the pairs’ short program.
NBC Sports Gold presents live coverage of the entire 2019 Grand Prix Final from Thursday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7. Television coverage begins Friday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with encore presentations continuing throughout the week on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBC presents encore coverage on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. ET, featuring every skater in every discipline.
Two-time world champion and U.S. Olympic medalist Nathan Chen headlines the American contingent and will go head-to-head with two-time Olympic medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan for the first time since Chen triumphed at the 2019 World Championships.
In the ladies’ discipline, 2018 U.S. champion Bradie Tennell will be the first American woman to compete at the Final since 2015. 2018 Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova will face three other Russian teenagers from her own training camp in Moscow, led by first-year seniors Aleksandra Trusova and Aliona Kostornaya.
Two American teams – Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue, and Madison Chock and Evan Bates – are expected to contend for the podium in the ice dance competition.
Terry Gannon handles play-by-play, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir. 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White, joined by 2014 Olympic gold medalist Charlie White, will call pairs’ and dance competitions on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
The Final is the culmination of the annual Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, now in its 25th season. Comprising the top six skaters in each of figure skating’s four disciplines, it is the premier international event outside of the World Championships.
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 a variety of content, including live and on-demand coverage of all championship events and figure skating sectionals, beginning with the U.S. International Classic September 19-21. In addition, “Figure Skating Pass” will provide live and on-demand coverage of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2020, U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, ISU Four Continents Championships, ISU World Figure Skating Championships, and the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (complete list of all live and on-demand events offered via “Figure Skating Pass” below).
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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.
Following is NBC Sports Gold’s Live Exclusive Schedule for 2019 Grand Prix Final:
|Thur., Dec. 5||Pairs’ Short||1:45 p.m.|
|Thur., Dec. 5||Men’s Short||3 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 6||Rhythm Dance||12:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 6||Ladies’ Short||1:45 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 6||Pairs’ Free Skate||3 p.m.|
|Sat., Dec. 7||Men’s Free Skate||7 a.m.|
|Sat., Dec. 7||Free Dance||1:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Dec. 7||Ladies’ Free Skate||3 p.m.|
Following is NBC Sports’ Encore Schedule for 2019 Grand Prix Final:
|Fri., Dec. 6||Men’s & Ladies’ Short||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 7||Men’s & Ladies’ Free Skate||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 9||Pairs’ Short||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Mon., Dec. 9||Pairs’ Free Skate||9 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Tue., Dec. 10||Men’s & Ladies’ Short||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Tue., Dec. 10||Men’s & Ladies’ Free Skate||9:30 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Wed., Dec. 11||Rhythm Dance||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Wed., Dec. 11||Free Dance||9 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., Dec. 22||Grand Prix Final||4 p.m.||NBC|