FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
LIVE COVERAGE OF SKATE AMERICA OPENS THE 2022-23 FIGURE SKATING SEASON THIS WEEKEND ON NBC, PEACOCK, USA NETWORK AND E!
Every skater in every discipline broadcast live on Peacock; Live competition begins this Friday, October 21 at 7:20 p.m. ET on Peacock and 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network
Live Saturday coverage on NBC at 3 p.m. ET and primetime on USA Network at 8 p.m. ET; E ! Features live Sunday coverage at 2 p.m. ET
Peacock will stream Skate America’s practice cam live starting Thursday at 10 a.m. ET
NBC Sports presents more than 200 hours of figure skating coverage from October to April
STAMFORD, Connecticut – October 19, 2022 – Reigning Junior World Champion Ilia Malinin headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of Skate America 2022 this weekend, starting Friday, October 21 at 7:20 p.m. ET live on Peacock from the Tenley E. Albright Performance Center in Norwood, Mass. The entire competition, including every skater in every discipline, can be streamed live on Peacock.
Live coverage of 2022 Skate America continues on NBC Saturday, October 22 at 3 p.m. ET and on USA Network at 8 p.m. ET. Sunday, E! features live coverage of Skate America at 2 p.m. ET.
Malinin, who won the 2022 World Junior Championships, with the Beijing Winter Olympian Cha Jun Hwan (South Korea) and silver medalist at the 2022 European Championships Daniel Grassl (Italy) is expected to headline the men’s event. 2022 World Champion and Beijing Olympic Bronze Medalist Kaori Sakamoto (Japan) highlights the female domain. Reigning Junior World Champion Isabelle Levito leads a strong US female contingent that also includes the 2021 US silver medalist Amber Glenn and 2014 Sochi Olympic team bronze medalist Gracie Gold.
Reigning World Duo Champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier are expected to headline the duos competition against a young group consisting of the USA team of Valentina Squares and Maxamiliano Fernandez on their senior Grand Prix debut. The field of ice dancing is highlighted by three-time American champions and reigning world bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates and the Beijing Olympians Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Boulangeras well as Japan Daisuke Takahashi and Kana Muramotothe former of which won the men’s event in 2005, 2007 and 2010.
For all of this weekend’s TV coverage (which is simulcast on Peacock), Terry Gannon handles play-by-play, joined by 1998 Nagano Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinskythree-time United States champion Johnny Weierand triple world medalist Kaitlyn Weaver. Andrea Joyce will report it on the spot.
In addition to competition coverage, Peacock will be streaming the Skate America Practice Cam live starting Thursday, October 20 at 10 a.m. ET. The Skate America Practice Cam will continue throughout the weekend; full details are below.
NBC Sports and US Figure Skating recently announced the schedule for the 2022-23 figure skating season, with over 200 hours of coverage from October through April, including the 2023 Toyota US Figure Skating Championships and World Figure Skating Championships. ISU Figure Skating.
Skate America LIVE 2022 Cover Schedule
All times Eastern, check local listings, subject to change.
|Thursday 20 Oct.||training camera||10am-4:05pm||Peacock|
|Fri 21 Oct||training camera||11am-4:05pm||Peacock|
|Fri 21 Oct||Short pairs||7:20-8:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri 21 Oct||Pairs and shorts for men||7:30-10:30 p.m.||USA network, peacock|
|Fri 21 Oct||Men’s Shorts||8:45-10:30 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat 22 Oct||training camera||8:30 a.m.-1:35 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat 22 Oct||Rhythm Dance*||2:40-4:15 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat 22 Oct||Rhythm Dance & Women’s Shorts||3-6 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat 22 Oct||Women’s Shorts*||4:15-6 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat 22 Oct||Free Pairs*||7:15-8:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat 22 Oct||Free Pairs and Free Men||8pm-11pm||USA network, peacock|
|Sat 22 Oct||Men Free*||9pm-11pm||Peacock|
|Sun Oct 23||training camera||9:35 a.m.-noon||Peacock|
|Sun Oct 23||Free Dance*||1-2:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun Oct 23||Free for women*||3pm-5pm||Peacock|
|Sun Oct 23||Free dance and free women||2-5 p.m.||E!, Peacock|