FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
NBC SPORTS AND U.S. FIGURE SKATING ANNOUNCE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR 2021 TOYOTA U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Coverage Features 20+ Hours of Coverage Across NBC Sports Platforms During Month of January
STAMFORD, Conn. & COLORADO SPRINGS – Dec. 15, 2020 – NBC Sports and U.S. Figure Skating announced today the broadcast schedule for the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships, featuring more than 20 hours of coverage during the month of January.
Coverage will kick off with the live broadcast of the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which begins on NBCSN on Thursday, Jan. 14 (6-8 p.m.; 10 p.m. – midnight ET) with the pairs and ladies’ short programs. On Friday, Jan. 15, the rhythm dance will be televised live on NBCSN (4-6 p.m. ET), and the ladies free skate will air live on NBC (8-11 p.m. ET). On Saturday, Jan. 16, the men’s short program will be broadcast live on NBC (4-6 p.m. ET), and the free dance and pairs free skate will be live on NBCSN (9 p.m. – midnight ET). Live U.S. Championships coverage will conclude on Sunday, Jan. 17 on NBC with the men’s free skate (3:30-6 p.m. ET).
The Skating Spectacular will air on NBC from 4-6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 20. Additionally, a U.S. Figure Skating “Best-Of” show will air on Sunday, Jan. 31 on NBC from Noon-2 p.m. ET. The 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships competitions, including every skater in every discipline, can be streamed live and on-demand on NBCUniversal’s digital streaming platform Peacock Premium. In addition to coverage of the Championships, the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series presented by Toyota will debut on Peacock on Dec. 22. The competition, which will be conducted virtually, enables junior and senior athletes from across the country to qualify for the U.S. Championships.
A coverage schedule detailing further coverage of ISU Championships events will be available later this spring.
In total for the 2020-21 season, NBC Sports will present nearly 100 hours of figure skating coverage on TV, with 30+ hours on NBC and 40+ hours on NBCSN. In addition, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present original programming plus encores of NBC and NBCSN’s figure skating coverage of several events. In addition to the Grand Prix Series, coverage will showcase the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Every performance from these competitions, and more, is available live and on-demand on Peacock Premium.
A full schedule of figure skating coverage is listed below.
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.
NBC Sports and U.S. Figure Skating are in the third year of a long-term media rights agreement that runs through the conclusion of the 2025-26 season.
2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships
All times Eastern. Check local listing. Subject to change.
|Thurs., Jan. 14||Pairs Short||6 – 8 p.m.||NBCSN (Live)|
|Thurs., Jan. 14||Ladies Short||10 p.m. – Midnight||NBCSN (Live)|
|Fri., Jan. 15||Rhythm Dance||4 – 6 p.m.||NBCSN (Live)|
|Fri., Jan. 15||Ladies Free||8 – 11 p.m.||NBC (Live)|
|Sat., Jan. 16||Men’s Short||4 – 6 p.m.||NBC (Live)**|
|Sat., Jan. 16||Free Dance / Pairs Free||9 p.m. – Midnight||NBCSN (Live)|
|Sun, Jan. 17||Men’s Free||3:30 – 6 p.m.||NBC (Live)**|
|Sun., Jan. 24||Free Dance||5 – 6 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 31||U.S. Championships – Best Of||12 – 2 p.m.||NBC|
|Sat, Feb. 20||U.S. Championships Skating Spectacular||4 – 6 p.m.||NBC|
**The men’s short program and free skate programming details are subject to change, dependent on NFL programming schedules.