FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
LIVE COVERAGE OF SKATE AMERICA OPENS 2022-23 FIGURE SKATING SEASON THIS WEEKEND ACROSS NBC, PEACOCK, USA NETWORK AND E!
Every Skater in Every Discipline Streamed Live on Peacock; Live Competition Begins This Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:20 p.m. ET on Peacock and 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network
Live Saturday Coverage on NBC at 3 p.m. ET and in Primetime on USA Network at 8 p.m. ET; E! Presents Live Sunday Coverage at 2 p.m. ET
Peacock to Stream Skate America Practice Cam Live Starting Thursday at 10 a.m. ET
NBC Sports Presents More Than 200 Hours of Figure Skating Coverage from October to April
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 19, 2022 – Reigning world junior champion Ilia Malinin headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of 2022 Skate America this weekend, beginning Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:20 p.m. ET live on Peacock from Tenley E. Albright Performance Center in Norwood, Mass. The entire competition, including every skater in every discipline, can be streamed live on Peacock.
Live coverage of 2022 Skate America continues on NBC on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. ET and on USA Network at 8 p.m. ET. On Sunday, E! presents live coverage of Skate America at 2 p.m. ET.
Malinin, who won the 2022 World Junior Championships, along with Beijing Winter Olympian Cha Jun-Hwan (South Korea) and 2022 European Championships silver medalist Daniel Grassl (Italy) are expected to headline the men’s event. 2022 world champion and Beijing Olympic bronze medalist Kaori Sakamoto (Japan) highlights the women’s field. Reigning world junior champion Isabeau Levito leads a strong U.S. women’s contingent which also features 2021 U.S. silver medalist Amber Glenn and 2014 Sochi Olympic team bronze medalist Gracie Gold.
Reigning world pairs’ champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier are expected to headline the pairs’ competition against a young field featuring the U.S. team of Valentina Plazas and Maxamiliano Fernandez in their senior Grand Prix debut. The ice dance field is highlighted by three-time U.S. champions and reigning world bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates and Beijing Olympians Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, as well as Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi and Kana Muramoto, the former of whom won the men’s event in 2005, 2007, and 2010.
For all TV coverage this weekend (which is simulstreamed on Peacock), Terry Gannon handles play-by-play, joined by 1998 Nagano Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir, and three-time world medalist Kaitlyn Weaver. Andrea Joyce will be the on-site reporter.
In addition to competition coverage, Peacock will stream the Skate America Practice Cam live starting on Thursday, October 20 at 10 a.m. ET. The Skate America Practice Cam will continue throughout the weekend; full details are below.
NBC Sports and U.S. Figure Skating recently announced the schedule for the 2022-23 figure skating season, featuring more than 200 hours of coverage from October to April, including the 2023 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
2022 Skate America LIVE Coverage Schedule
All times Eastern, check local listings, subject to change.
|Thurs., Oct. 20||Practice Cam||10 a.m.-4:05 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 21||Practice Cam||11 a.m.-4:05 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 21||Pairs Short||7:20-8:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 21||Pairs & Men’s Short||7:30-10:30 p.m.||USA Network, Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 21||Men’s Short||8:45-10:30 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Practice Cam||8:30 a.m.-1:35 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Rhythm Dance*||2:40-4:15 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Rhythm Dance & Women’s Short||3-6 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Women’s Short*||4:15-6 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Pairs Free*||7:15-8:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Pairs Free & Men’s Free||8-11 p.m.||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Men’s Free*||9-11 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 23||Practice Cam||9:35 a.m.-Noon||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 23||Free Dance*||1-2:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 23||Women’s Free*||3-5 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 23||Free Dance & Women’s Free||2-5 p.m.||E!, Peacock|