2011 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating schedule on NBC and Universal Sports

NBC and Universal Sports Network will air the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating competitions beginning with Hilton HHonors Skate America from Ontario, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 22, live at 3pm ET on NBC. NBC and Universal Sports Network combine to televise all the Grand Prix events through the finals in December: Skate America, Skate Canada, Cup of China, NHK Trophy, Trophee Eric Bompard, Rostelecom Cup and the Grand Prix Final from Quebec City, Canada.  NBC’s broadcast team includes Terry Gannon, Andrea Joyce, Scott Hamilton, Tanith Belbin, Peter Carruthers, Michael Weiss and Tracy Wilson.

Figure skating fans looking for more ISU Grand Prix live and on-demand coverage can order a subscription package of online broadcasts from Icenetwork.com.

Top skaters to keep an eye on at Skate America include Takahiko Kozuka (Japan), Michal Brezina (Czech Republic), Florent Amodio (France), Richard Dornbush (USA), Armin Mahbanoozadeh (USA), Alissa Czisny (USA), Carolina Kostner (Italy), Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (Germany), Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao (China), John Coughlin and Caydee Denney (USA), and Meryl Davis and Charlie White (USA).

Full ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating TV schedule and press releases from the NBC Sports Group and U.S. Figure Skating below:

NBC SPORTS AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS FINALIZE SCHEDULES FOR 2011 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES

(10/6/11) – NBC Sports and Universal Sports Network will present the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, including the Grand Prix Final. Icenetwork.com will also broadcast live and on-demand coverage of the Grand Prix Series in its entirety for subscribers.

The broadcast team for the Grand Prix Series features play-by-play announcers Terry Gannon and Andrea Joyce and analysts Scott Hamilton, Tanith Belbin, Peter Carruthers, Michael Weiss and Tracy Wilson.

The Grand Prix Series kicks off Oct. 21-23 with 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America from Ontario, Calif., and also includes Skate Canada from Mississauga, Ontario; Cup of China from Shanghai; NHK Trophy from Sapporo, Japan; Trophee Eric Bompard from Paris; Rostelecom Cup from Moscow; and the Grand Prix Final from Quebec City, Canada.

Icenetwork.com will broadcast live and on-demand coverage of every Grand Prix Series event, including Skate America, to Season Pass subscribers. As part of the subscription, the Season Pass also includes live streams and on-demand replays from the 2012 U.S. qualifying season, 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and more. For more information, please visit www.icenetwork.com/subscribe.

In addition, UniversalSports.com will stream live coverage of the Grand Prix Series starting with Skate Canada, on a subscription basis. For more information, please visit www.universalsports.com/figure-skating/index.html.

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 — ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Quebec City, Canada) – 12-2 p.m.

UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – 2011 HILTON HHONORS SKATE AMERICA
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)
Broadcast Date/Event/Time (subject to change)
Sunday, Oct. 23 — Pairs short & Ladies short – 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 — Pairs free & Ladies free (LIVE) – 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 — Free dance & Men’s free (NBC re-air) – 6-9 p.m.

UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – SKATE CANADA
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)
Broadcast Date/Event/Time (subject to change)
Saturday, Oct. 29 — Pairs free (LIVE) – 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 — Men’s free (LIVE) – 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30 — Free dance (LIVE) – 12:30-2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6 — Ladies free (NBC re-air) – 6-8 p.m.

UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – CUP OF CHINA
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)
Broadcast Date/Event/Time (subject to change)
Saturday, Nov. 5 — Ladies free & Free dance – 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5 — Men’s free & Pairs free – 10 p.m. – midnight

UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – NHK TROPHY
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)
Broadcast Date/Event/Time (subject to change)
Saturday, Nov. 12 — Free dance & Pairs free – 6-8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 — Men’s free – 6-8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 — Ladies free (NBC re-air) – 9:30-11:30 p.m.

UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – TROPHEE ERIC BOMPARD
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)
Broadcast Date/Event/Time (subject to change)
Saturday, Nov. 19 — Pairs free & Men’s free – 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 — Free dance – 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 — Ladies free (NBC re-air) – 4-6 p.m.

UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – ROSTELECOM CUP
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)
Broadcast Date/Event/Time (subject to change)
Saturday, Nov. 26 — Pairs free & Men’s free – 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26 — Free dance – 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 — Ladies free (NBC re-air) – 7-9 p.m.

UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – GRAND PRIX FINAL
(All times ET; check local listings for times in your area)
Broadcast Date/Event/Time (subject to change)
Friday, Dec. 9 — Ladies short & Short dance (LIVE) – 1-3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9 — Pairs short & Men’s short (LIVE) – 8-10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 — Men’s free (LIVE) – 5-6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 — Pairs free (LIVE) – 8:30-10 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 — Free dance – 5-6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 — Ladies free & Men’s free (NBC re-air) – 8-10 p.m.

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.

7 Comments

  1. I don’t enjoy it when Peter Curruthers does the commentary on the skaters on TV. Many remarks are unnecessary. He talks too much in general, repeats himself, and most of all, too often states the obvious. Does he really have to tell us, “his score would have been higher without that fall.”
    Just last night I heard him say, “a quad is four revolutions”–duh!! In my view, he doesn’t measure up to Weiss, Pelletier, Lipinski, Hamilton and everyone else. They are easier to listen to and
    don’t treat us like dummies by remarking on the painfully obvious and over-explaining what went wrong. They also don’t mention their personal dislike of a certain spin every time a skater does that spin, like Peter does, and don’t overuse phrases like, “that being said….”

  2. I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up on this year’s figure skating competition which aired on USSports network (thanks Directv!) & which I DVRed to save until I could watch it. Unfortunately, I missed dvring the programs in December. Where can I find these on the internet to watch on my computer? Thanks!

  3. What a shame NBC barely covers figure skating. I do not have universal sports,nor can i afford to pay for it on cumpter. Nbc shame on you.

  4. NBC is killing my love for watching figure skating. I don’t get Universal or Ice Network without signing up and watching on my little computer screen. So, I don’t get to watch the pairs skate or much of the ladies free skating this year. NBC you are destroying a good thing. Why no coverage of the Cup of China on NBC??

  5. Just great! I don’t receive Universal Sports, and I don’t want to sit at a computer for hours watching this online. NBC is only airing limited portions of the Grand Prix series – right now they’re showing an hour and a half of the Skate America free dance – who cares? I’ll miss the ladies’ and the pairs’ programs because it’s only on Universal or Ice Network. What a shame that non-stop football is rammed down our throats on endless channels, but we can’t watch the full Grand Prix series on just one?

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