NBC Sports to Present Over 22 Hours of ISU WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS Coverage

By: Mar. 28, 2017
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NBC Sports Group presents 22.5 hours of coverage of the 2017 ISU WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS from Helsinki, Finland, highlighted by NBCSN's live coverage of the ladies' free skate this Friday, March 31, at 1 p.m. ET, and coverage of the men's free skate this Saturday, April 1, at 12:30 p.m. ET. In addition, NBC will present an encore of the ladies' and men's free skates Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

Coverage begins tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29, at Noon ET on NBCSN with the ladies' short program, immediately followed by live coverage of the pairs' short program. NBC Sports Group will cover every event in the four-day competition (full schedule below).

Play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon calls the action on NBC, as well as the ladies' and men's free skate competitions on NBCSN. He will be joined by 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski, three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir, and Andrea Joyce, who will report from Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.

2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White will call the remaining action on NBCSN alongside 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley (ladies', men's and pairs' competitions), and Ben Agosto, her partner at the 2006 Olympics.

To receive three spots at the 2018 Olympic Games, the two best finishes (places) for the U.S. in each discipline must add up to no more than 13. Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.



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