The World Figure Skating Championships will be held in the U.S. for the first time since 2009, in Boston from March 30-April 3 on NBC, NBCSN and streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.
NBC Sports will air 29 hours of coverage of Worlds.
Competition will feature U.S. Olympians Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Mirai Nagasu looking to snap a 10-year medal drought for American women, the longest in the Winter Olympic era.
They’ll go up against formidable talent from Russia and Japan, led by Grand Prix Final champion Yevgenia Medvedeva and three-time World champion Mao Asada.
A U.S. man last earned a medal in 2009, when Evan Lysacek took gold in Los Angeles. This year’s trio of Adam Rippon, Max Aaron and Grant Hochstein look to end that dry spell.
However, the favorites will be the last three World champions — Javier Fernandez, Yuzuru Hanyu and Patrick Chan.
In ice dance, U.S. champions Maia and Alex Shibutani and 2015 World silver medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates are medal contenders.
And in pairs, U.S. champions Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea will make their Worlds debut along with Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim, who this season were the first U.S. pair to qualify for the Grand Prix Final since 2007.
WORLDS PREVIEWS: Men | Women | Pairs | Ice Dance
|Wed., Mar. 30||Noon||Ice Dance Short Dance (LIVE)||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Wed., Mar. 30||Midnight||Men’s Short Program||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Thurs., Mar. 31||4 p.m.||Ladies’ Short Program (LIVE)||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Thurs., Mar. 31||8 p.m.||Ice Dance Free Dance (LIVE)||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Fri., April 1||3 p.m.||Pairs’ Short Program (LIVE)||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Fri., April 1||9 p.m.||Men’s Free Skate (LIVE)||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Sat., April 2||2 p.m.||Pairs’ Free Skate (LIVE)||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Sat., April 2||9 p.m.||Ladies’ Free Skate (LIVE)||NBC, Live Extra|
|Sun., April 3||2 p.m.||Gala Exhibition (LIVE)||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Sat., April 9||1 p.m.||Encore||Universal HD|
|Sun., April 10||3 p.m.||Encore||NBC|
|Mon., April 18||5 p.m.||Encore||Universal HD|