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Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

ILIA MALININ, AMBER GLENN, AND DEFENDING ICE DANCE CHAMPIONS MADISON CHOCK & EVAN BATES HEADLINE WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGINNING TOMORROW, WED., MARCH 20 ACROSS NBC, PEACOCK & USA NETWORK

Live Coverage from Montreal Begins Tomorrow, Wed., March 20, with the Pairs’ Short at Noon ET on Peacock

NBC Presents Live Coverage of the Men’s Free This Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. ET

Live Coverage of Every Skater in Every Discipline Available on Peacock

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 19, 2024 – 2024 U.S. figure skating champion Ilia Malinin and defending world ice dance champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates headline NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 2024 World Figure Skating Championships this week from Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, across NBC, Peacock, and USA Network. Live coverage begins tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20, with the pairs’ short program at Noon ET on Peacock.

Throughout the competition, Peacock will provide live coverage of every skater in every discipline. NBC will present live coverage of the men’s free on Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. ET, while USA Network will present live windows on Thursday, March 21, at 3 p.m. ET (men’s short) and 8 p.m. ET (pairs’ free), Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m. ET (women’s free), and Saturday, March 23, at 3 p.m. ET (free dance).

World Championships coverage will conclude on Sunday, March 24, with the Exhibition Gala at 2 p.m. ET live on Peacock.

Highlighting the men’s field is 19-year-old phenom Ilia Malinin, coming off a strong season that saw him win his second consecutive U.S. senior championship and capture victories at the Grand Prix Final and Skate America. Two-time defending world champion and three-time Olympic medalist Shoma Uno (Japan), defending world silver medalist and two-time Olympian Cha Jun-Hwan (South Korea), and 2014 Sochi Olympic team bronze medalist Jason Brown are also expected to compete.

The American women’s team is headlined by 17-year-old rising star Isabeau Levito, who finished fourth at last year’s world championships, and 2024 U.S. champion Amber Glenn. On the international side, two-time defending world champion and two-time Olympic medalist Kaori Sakamoto (Japan) looks to become the first women’s skater to win three consecutive world titles since Peggy Fleming. Two-time world medalist Loena Hendrickx (Belgium) and 2023 world silver medalist Lee Hae-In (South Korea) also highlight a strong field.

In the ice dance competition, the U.S. team Madison Chock and Evan Bates aim for their second consecutive gold in this event, and their fifth Worlds medal. They will face a strong field including defending world silver medalists Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri (Italy). In the pairs’ competition, Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara (Japan) look to defend their world title against an unpredictable and exciting field.

For the NBC and USA Network telecasts, Terry Gannon handles play-by-play for all disciplines, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir, and 2006 Turin Olympic ice dance silver medalist Ben Agosto. Andrea Joyce serves as reporter.

All competition at the World Championships, including every skater in every discipline, can be streamed live and on-demand on Peacock. Viewers can sign up for Peacock at peacocktv.com.

2024 World Figure Skating Championships Live Coverage Schedule
All times Eastern, check local listings, subject to change.

Date Discipline Time (ET) Platform
Wed., March 20 Pairs’ Short Noon-3:45 p.m. Peacock
  Women’s Short 5-9:52 p.m. Peacock
Thurs., March 21 Men’s Short 11:10 a.m.-3 p.m. Peacock
  Women’s Short 1-3 p.m. USA Network*
  Men’s Short 3-5 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
  Pairs’ Free 6:10-8 p.m. Peacock
  Pairs’ Free 8-10 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
Fri., March 22 Rhythm Dance 11:20 a.m.-4:53 p.m. Peacock
  Women’s Free 6-8 p.m. Peacock
  Women’s Free 8-10 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
Sat., March 23 Free Dance 1:30-3 p.m. Peacock
  Free Dance 3-5 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
  Men’s Free 6-8 p.m. Peacock
  Men’s Free 8-10 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Sun., March 24 Exhibition Gala 2-4:30 p.m. Peacock

*Encore presentation

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