USFS and NBC Sports Announce Broadcast Schedule

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U.S. Figure Skating and NBC Sports Announce Broadcast Schedule for ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Oct. 13, 2020) -
U.S. Figure Skating and NBC Sports announced today the broadcast schedule for the 2020 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, featuring more than 20 hours of coverage between October and the end of the year.

Coverage will kick off with the broadcast of 2020 Skate America, which begins in primetime on NBCSN on Friday, Oct. 23 (8 p.m. – Midnight ET), continues on NBC on Saturday, Oct. 24 (3-6 p.m. ET) and concludes in primetime on Saturday, Oct. 24 (9 p.m. – Midnight ET) back on NBCSN.

The entire competition, including every skater in every discipline, can be streamed live on NBCUniversal’s digital streaming platform Peacock Premium.

After 2020 Skate America, NBC will feature same weekend coverage of each Grand Prix Series event. A full schedule is below.

A full programming schedule for this season’s competitions that will take place in 2021, including the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships and ISU Championship events, will be available later this fall.

In total for the 2020-21 season, NBC Sports will present nearly 100 hours of figure skating coverage on TV, with 30+ hours on NBC, and 50+ hours on NBCSN. In addition, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present original programming plus encores of NBC and NBCSN figure skating coverage of several events. In addition to the Grand Prix Series, coverage will showcase the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships, ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021, ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2021 and the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2021. Every performance from these competitions, and more, is available live and on-demand on Peacock Premium.

A full schedule of figure skating coverage, including competitions on Peacock Premium, is listed below.

Coverage on NBC and NBCSN is live streamed on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.

NBC Sports and U.S. Figure Skating are in the third year of a long-term media rights agreement that runs through the conclusion of the 2025-2026 season.

2020 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series Broadcast Schedule
All times Eastern, check local listings, subject to change
DateCompetitionTimeNetwork
Friday, Oct. 23Skate America8 p.m.– MidnightNBCSN (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 24Skate America3 – 6 p.m.NBC (Live)
Saturday, Oct. 24Skate America9 p.m. – MidnightNBCSN (Live)
Sunday, Nov. 1Skate Canada International12 -1:30 p.m.NBC
Sunday, Nov. 8Cup of China12 -1:30 p.m.NBC
Sunday, Nov. 15Internationaux de France4 – 6 p.m.NBC
Sunday, Nov. 22Rostelecom Cup4 – 6 p.m.NBC
Sunday, Nov. 29NHK Trophy2:30 – 4:30 p.m.NBC

Below is a full listing of NBC Universal’s coverage of the 2020-21 figure skating season.
DateCompetitionNetwork/Platform
Oct. 23-25, 2020Skate AmericaNBC
NBCSN
Peacock Premium
Oct. 30-Nov. 1Skate Canada InternationalNBC
Peacock Premium
Nov. 6-8Cup of ChinaNBC
Peacock Premium
Nov. 9-13U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series – Blaine, Minn.*Peacock Premium
Nov. 10-15U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series – Norwood, Mass.*Peacock Premium
Nov. 11-15U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series – Spokane, Wash.*Peacock Premium
Nov. 13-15Internationaux de FranceNBC
Peacock Premium
Nov. 17-20U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series – Alpharetta, Ga.*Peacock Premium
Nov. 17-20U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series – Fort Wayne, Ind.*Peacock Premium
Nov. 20-22Rostelecom CupNBC
Peacock Premium
Nov. 24-28U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series – Henderson, Nev.*Peacock Premium
Nov. 27-29NHK TrophyNBC
Peacock Premium
Dec. 1-6U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series – Leesburg, Va.*Peacock Premium
Dec. 1-6U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series – Frisco, Texas*Peacock Premium
Jan. 11-17, 20212021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships*NBC
NBCSN
Peacock Premium
Jan. 25-31ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2021NBC
NBCSN
Peacock Premium
Feb. 8-14ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2021NBC
NBCSN
Peacock Premium
Feb. 24-272021 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships*Peacock Premium
March 22-28ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2021NBC
NBCSN
Peacock Premium


-U.S. Figure Skating-
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 601 member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Learn to Skate USA programs representing more than 186,038 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed
 
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CoyoteChris

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I hope it doesn’t mean no YouTube....
Nothing really has changed. NBC has purchased US broadcast rights from the ISU. If you were allowed to watch a Japanese broadcast of an ISU event in your country before, then that will probably happen again. If someone takes an NBC purchased broadcast and puts it up on Youtube, it will be taken down.
 

lariko

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I dunno, my husband said we have more sports channels, so he found 4 hrs block on the 24th from NBC.... but I don’t like the way American TV does broadcasts, with all the chit-chats at the expense of showing all the athletes. they tend to just do highlights...someone’s skating, but Chen’s stretching is more important... with all the love in the world for Chen.
 

ice coverage

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FYI: "Ice Desk" apparently will return for 2020 Skate America.

Four live episodes are scheduled on USFS Fan Zone:

Day 1 Preview on Oct 23​
Day 1 Recap on Oct 23​
Day 2 Preview on Oct 24​
Day 2 Midday Recap on Oct 24​

 

JustRozy

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Hi, Can anyone tell me if Peacock Premium Plus televises figure skating WITHOUT COMMENTARY:pray:? I'll gladly pay 10$/month to watch straight-up skating the way it used to be on IceNetwork and NBCGold: the cameras roll from beginning to end (often including the zambonis) and mercifully without the self-promoting chitchat of the dreadful Tara&Johnny Show. The Peacock site doesn't say, and I can't find a help number for a person.
 

dancelion21

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Oct 14, 2019
Peacock has no commentary. I used it to watch Skate America. If you have comcast or xfinity internet, Peacock is included free with your subscription.
 
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