FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
U.S. CHAMPIONS ILIA MALININ & ISABEAU LEVITO STAR IN WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NBC, PEACOCK & USA NETWORK BEGINNING TODAY, TUES., MARCH 21
Peacock to Live Stream Every Skater in Every Discipline Beginning with Pairs’ Short Tonight, Tues., March 21st, at 10 p.m. ET
NBC Presents Primetime World Figure Skating Championships Encore on Sat., March 25, at 8 p.m. ET
Live Coverage of Every Skater in Every Discipline Available on Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 21, 2023 – 2023 U.S. figure skating champions Ilia Malinin and Isabeau Levito headline NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 2023 World Figure Skating Championships this week from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, across NBC, Peacock, and USA Network. Live coverage begins tonight, Tuesday, March 21, with the pairs’ short program at 10 p.m. ET on Peacock (coverage times for all disciplines in the chart below).
All competition at this week’s World Championships, including every skater in every discipline, can be streamed live on Peacock.
Highlighting the men’s field are 18-year-old phenom Ilia Malinin, coming off a breakout campaign that saw him capture the 2022-23 Grand Prix Final bronze medal and wins at 2022 Skate America and the 2022 Grand Prix Finland, two-time U.S. Olympian Jason Brown, and three-time Olympic medalist and defending world champion Shoma Uno (Japan).
The American women’s team is headlined by 16-year-old rising star Isabeau Levito, the 2022-23 Grand Prix Final silver medalist and 2022 world junior champion, 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic team bronze medalist Bradie Tennell, who earned the silver medal at this year’s U.S. Championships behind Levito, and 2023 U.S. bronze medalist Amber Glenn. On the international side, two-time Olympic medalist and defending world champion Kaori Sakamoto (Japan) leads the field.
In the pairs’ competition, the field is headlined by 2022 world champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier, who finished sixth at the Beijing Olympics, and 2022-23 Grand Prix Final champions Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan. In ice dance, three-time Olympians and three-time world medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates seek their first world title, which would be the first for the U.S. in ice dance since Olympic champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White won in 2013.
For the NBC and USA Network telecasts, Terry Gannon handles play-by-play for all disciplines, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir.
To learn more about how to watch on Peacock and how to sign up, visit peacocktv.com.
2023 World Figure Skating Championships LIVE Coverage Schedule
All times Eastern, check local listings, subject to change.
|Tues., March 21||Pairs’ Short||10 p.m.-2 a.m.||Peacock|
|Wed., March 22||Women’s Short||2:45-8 a.m.||Peacock|
|Women’s Short||6-8 a.m.||Peacock, USA Network|
|Pairs’ Free||10 p.m.-2 a.m.||Peacock|
|Thurs., March 23||Men’s Short||2:45-8 a.m.||Peacock|
|Men’s Short||6-8 a.m.||Peacock, USA Network|
|Pairs’ Free||8-10 a.m.||USA Network*|
|Rhythm Dance||10 p.m.-3:15 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., March 24||Women’s Free||4:15-8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Women’s Free||6:30-8:30 a.m.||Peacock, USA Network|
|Free Dance||11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., March 25||Men’s Free||4:15-8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Men’s Free||6:30-8:30 a.m.||Peacock, USA Network|
|Sun., March 26||Championship Gala||2 a.m. ET||Peacock|
|Sat., April 9||Recap||3-5 p.m.||NBC|
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