NBC Sports, Universal Sports, U.S. Figure Skating Announce Broadcast Schedule for 2011 ISU Grand Prix Series

NBC Sports also announces coverage of 2012 U.S. Championships

(7/21/11) - NBC Sports, Universal Sports and U.S. Figure Skating announced today the broadcast schedule for the 2011 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. NBC Sports also announced its scheduled coverage of the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

NBC Sports will air 13 hours of live and taped coverage of five Grand Prix events, including 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Universal Sports will feature original programming as well as re-broadcasts of NBC Sports' coverage of the Grand Prix Series. Icenetwork.com and UniversalSports.com will both offer complete live and on-demand coverage of the Grand Prix Series on a subscription basis.

In addition, NBC Sports will carry nine hours of live and taped coverage of the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, held Jan. 22-29 in San Jose, Calif. Icenetwork.com will provide live and on-demand coverage of the Championships on a subscription basis.

"U.S. Figure Skating is pleased that NBC Sports, Universal Sports and icenetwork.com will work together once again to offer complete coverage of every skater in the Grand Prix Series and at the U.S. Championships," said David Raith, executive director, U.S. Figure Skating. "We are excited to give our fans access to the best coverage of the most prestigious figure skating events in the world."

A detailed broadcast schedule for Universal Sports, UniversalSports.com and icenetwork.com, in addition to subscription information for UniversalSports.com and icenetwork.com, will be released at a later date. Both sites will also feature news, blogs, photos and results for all users.

"We are excited to continue with what has been a terrific partnership with U.S. Figure Skating, and to broadcast expanded coverage of its marquee events," said Jon Miller, president, Programming, NBC Sports. "This year's broadcast plan for the U.S. Championships and the Grand Prix Series will enable figure skating fans nationwide to watch all their favorite athletes in world-class competition both on TV and online."

NBC Sports 2011 ISU Grand Prix Series Broadcast Schedule
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)

BROADCAST DATE EVENT TIME
Saturday, Oct. 22 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America (LIVE) 3-6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5 Skate Canada International 4-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 NHK Trophy (Japan) 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 Trophee Eric Bompard (France) 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 Rostelecom Cup (Russia) 1-3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Quebec) 12-2 p.m.


NBC Sports 2012 U.S. Championships Broadcast Schedule
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)

BROADCAST DATE EVENT TIME
Saturday, Jan. 28 Free Dance (LIVE) 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28 Ladies Free Skate (LIVE) 9-11 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 29 Men's and Pairs Free Skate (LIVE) 3-6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4 Skating Spectacular 2-4 p.m.


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