FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
NATHAN CHEN HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF SKATE AMERICA THIS WEEKEND ACROSS NBC, NBCSN AND PEACOCK
Live Competition Coverage Begins this Friday, Oct. 22, at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock
Every Skater in Every Discipline Streamed Live on Peacock
Peacock to Stream Skate America Practice Cam Live Starting Thursday at 1 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Presents More Than 175 Hours of Figure Skating Coverage from October to April
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 20, 2021 – Three-time reigning world champion Nathan Chen headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of 2021 Guaranteed Rate Skate America this weekend, beginning Friday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. ET live on NBCSN and Peacock from Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Three-time Grand Prix Final champion Chen, who has won Skate America in each of the last four years, along with 2018 Olympian Vincent Zhou, who finished second at last year’s Skate America, are expected to headline the men’s event, while 2021 U.S. silver medalist Amber Glenn will highlight the women’s field for the Americans. Reigning world bronze medalist Aleksandra Trusova of Russia, who with multiple quad jumps is at the forefront of the women’s discipline in technical ability, will also compete in Las Vegas.
Reigning U.S. pairs’ champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier are expected to headline the pairs’ competition against a tough field that includes two of the world’s top teams, both from Russia. The ice dance field is highlighted by three-time world medalists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who won last year’s Skate America, and two-time Olympians Madison Chock and Evan Bates.
For the NBC and NBCSN broadcasts this weekend, 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 serves as the analyst on the ice dance competition and Andrea Joyce will be the on-site reporter.
Live coverage of Skate America, which kicks off the 2021 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, continues on NBCSN on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET. On Sunday, NBC presents live coverage of Skate America at 3 p.m. ET. The entire competition, including every skater in every discipline, can be streamed live on Peacock.
In addition to competition coverage, Peacock will stream the Skate America Practice Cam live starting on Thursday, October 21st at 1 p.m. ET. The Skate America Practice Cam will continue throughout the weekend, full details below.
Coverage on NBC and NBCSN is live streamed on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
NBC Sports and U.S. Figure Skating recently announced the broadcast schedule for the 2021-22 figure skating season, featuring more than 175 hours of coverage from October to April, in addition to NBCUniversal’s coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.
NBC Sports and U.S. Figure Skating are in the midst of a long-term media rights agreement that will run through 2026.
NBC Sports’ 2021 Guaranteed Rate Skate America Coverage Schedule
(**Peacock will show every skate live**)
All times Eastern, check local listings, subject to change.
|Thurs., Oct 21||1 p.m. ET**||Peacock (Live)|
|Fri., Oct 22||2 p.m. ET**||Peacock (Live)|
|Fri., Oct. 22||9 p.m. ET||Peacock (Live)|
|Fri., Oct. 22||9 p.m. ET||NBCSN (Live)|
|Sat., Oct 23||11 a.m. ET**||Peacock (Live)|
|Sat., Oct. 23||4:45 p.m. ET||Peacock (Live)|
|Sat., Oct. 23||5:30 p.m. ET||NBCSN (Live)|
|Sat., Oct. 23||9:15 p.m. ET||Peacock (Live)|
|Sat., Oct. 23||10 p.m. ET||NBCSN (Live)|
|Sun., Oct 24||11 a.m. ET**||Peacock (Live)|
|Sun., Oct. 24||2:15 p.m. ET||Peacock (Live)|
|Sun., Oct. 24||3 p.m. ET||NBC (Live)|
|**Practice Cam coverage|