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Thursday, October 28th, 2021
NATHAN CHEN HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF SKATE CANADA THIS WEEKEND ACROSS NBC AND PEACOCK
Live Competition Coverage Begins this Friday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. ET on Peacock
NBC Presents Skate Canada Coverage Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. ET
Every Skater in Every Discipline Streamed Live on Peacock
NBC Sports Presents More Than 175 Hours of Figure Skating Coverage from October to April
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 28, 2021 – Three-time reigning world champion Nathan Chen headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of Skate Canada this weekend, beginning Friday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. ET live on Peacock from Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Three-time Grand Prix Final champion Chen, who looks to improve upon his third-place finish at last week’s Skate America, along with seven-time Grand Prix medalist Jason Brown are expected to headline the men’s event, while two-time U.S. champion Alysa Liu and 2017 U.S. champion Karen Chen will highlight the women’s field for the Americans. Russia’s Kamila Valiyeva, an early favorite for the 2022 Olympic gold medal, makes her senior Grand Prix debut this weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 30, NBC presents coverage of Skate Canada at 4 p.m. ET.
The entire competition, including every skater in every discipline, can be streamed live on Peacock from Friday-Sunday.
On Saturday’s NBC broadcast, Tanith White handles play-by-play, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir for the women’s, men’s and pairs’ competitions.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air encores of the competition next Monday through Thursday in primetime at 8 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET. Charlie White will provide analysis for the ice dance encores on Monday, Nov. 1.
Coverage on NBC 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.