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Friday, January 10th, 2020
FRIDAY NIGHT IS CURLING NIGHT – TEAM USA OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JOHN SHUSTER HEADLINES SIXTH SEASON OF CURLING NIGHT IN AMERICA ON NBCSN
“Friday Night is Curling Night” – Curling Night in America Continues Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Will Air Friday Nights on NBCSN Throughout the Winter
Olympic Gold Medalist John Shuster Skips Men’s Rink; Sarah Anderson & Korey Dropkin Represent Team USA in Mixed Doubles; Jamie Sinclair Skips Team USA Women
Curling Night in America Features Teams from United States, Scotland, Japan and Italy in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles Competitions
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 10, 2020 – “Friday Night is Curling Night” on NBCSN, as Curling Night in America returns for a sixth consecutive season this fall on NBCSN, highlighted by skip John Shuster and members of the 2018 Team USA Olympic gold medal men’s curling team. Coverage continues tonight 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the Team USA Mixed Doubles tandem of Sarah Anderson and Korey Dropkin takes on Japan.
Curling Night in America features Team USA, as well as Scotland, Japan, and Italy, and includes one men’s, women’s and mixed doubles team from each nation competing in round-robin tournaments. A points system will be used to determine a winner in each division (men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles), as well as an overall champion. “Friday Night is Curling Night” this winter on NBCSN, as all premiere telecasts for the 2020 Curling Night in America season will air on Friday nights.
The Team USA men’s rink is skipped by John Shuster and features three of the four players on the Olympic gold-winning team in PyeongChang earlier this year. The Team USA women’s rink is skipped by Jamie Sinclair and features PyeongChang Olympian Cory Christensen.
Following are the teams representing Team USA in the sixth season of Curling Night in America:
- Men: John Shuster, Chris Plys, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner
- Women:Jamie Sinclair, Cory Christensen, Vicky Persinger, Taylor Anderson
- Mixed doubles: Sarah Anderson, Korey Dropkin
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide live streaming coverage of all Curling Night in America telecasts.
Team USA dominated Curling Night in America last year, posting a 17-1 record across all competitions to win the American Cup for the third consecutive year.
Jason Knapp (play-by-play), 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Pete Fenson (analyst), and Tanith White (reporter) will provide commentary for all Curling Night in America telecasts. The event was held at the Polar Iceplex in Raleigh, N.C., from Aug. 22-24.
Following is this year’s Curling Night in America premiere telecast schedule on NBCSN:
|Fri., January 10||Team USA vs. Japan – Mixed Doubles||10 p.m.|
|Fri., January 17||Team USA vs Scotland – Women||9 p.m.|
|Fri., January 31||Team USA vs. Italy – Women||11 p.m.|
|Fri., February 14||Team USA vs. Italy – Mixed Doubles||11 p.m.|
|Fri., February 21||Team USA vs. Japan – Men||9 p.m.|
|Fri., February 21||Team USA vs. Japan – Women||11 p.m.|
|Fri., February 28||Team USA vs. Scotland – Mixed Doubles||11 p.m.|
|Fri., March 6||Team USA vs. Italy – Men||9 p.m.|
|Fri., March 6||Team USA vs. Scotland – Mixed Doubles||11 p.m.|
CURLING NIGHT IN AMERICA ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide streaming coverage of Curling Night in America 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.
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