Skate America 2012 begins ISU Grand Prix series on NBC

Skate America 2012 begins ISU Grand Prix series figure skating TV coverage on NBC and Universal Sports.

2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America from ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., starts the 2012 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating’s season. NBC has coverage of the event on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 4pm ET, with live coverage of the Ladies’ Free Skate and next-day coverage of the Men’s Free Skate. Universal Sports reairs the NBC coverage on Sunday at 8pm ET. NHL play-by-play announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick — who needs something to do during the NHL lockout — makes his figure skating play-by-play debut at Skate America alongside analysts Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic and Tracy Wilson. Andrea Joyce handles interviews.

U.S. champion Ashley Wagner makes her first Skate America appearance, joined by 2012 U.S. champion Rachael Flatt and Christina Gao. For the men, three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbot will compete, along with Douglas Razzano.

NBC and Universal Sports air the ISU Grand Prix series through the finals Dec. 9 in Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

NBC Sports and Universal Sports ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2012 TV Schedule

Schedule subject to change

All times Eastern

Date Time (ET) Competition Event Network
Sun., Oct. 21 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Skate America Ladies & Mens’ Free NBC
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Re-air Ladies & Mens’ Free Universal Sports
Sat., Oct. 27 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Canada Pairs & Dance Free Universal Sports
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Canada Men’s Free Skate Universal Sports
Sun., Oct. 28 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Canada Ladies & Mens’ Free NBC
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Re-air Ladies & Mens’ Free Universal Sports
Sat., Nov. 3 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cup of China Ladies & Mens’ Free Universal Sports
9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Cup of China Men’s & Pairs’ Free Universal Sports
Sat., Nov. 10 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Russia Men’s & Pairs’ Free Universal Sports
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Russia Free Dance Universal Sports
Sun., Nov. 11 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Russia Ladies & Mens’ Free NBC
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Re-air Ladies & Mens’ Free Universal Sports
Sat., Nov. 17 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Paris Men’s & Pairs’ Free Skate Universal Sports
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Paris Free Dance Universal Sports
Sun., Nov. 18 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Paris Ladies & Mens’ Free NBC
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Re-air Ladies & Mens’ Free Universal Sports
Sat., Nov. 24 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Japan Free Dance Universal Sports
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Japan Men’s Free Universal Sports
Sun., Nov. 25 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Japan Ladies & Mens’ Free NBC
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Japan Pairs Free Universal Sports
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Re-air Ladies & Mens’ Free Universal Sports
Sat., Dec. 8 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ISU Grand Prix – Final Free Dance Universal Sports
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. ISU Grand Prix – Final Men’s & Pairs’ Free Universal Sports
Sun., Dec. 9 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. ISU Grand Prix – Final Ladies & Mens’ Free NBC
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Re-air Ladies & Mens’ Free Universal Sports
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