How to watch World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday

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The World Figure Skating Championships continue Thursday with the women’s short program and free dance, live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra starting at 4 p.m. ET.

In the women’s short program, U.S. Olympians Gracie GoldAshley Wagner and Mirai Nagasu look to take their first steps toward the first U.S. women’s medal at Worlds or the Olympics since 2006.

It’s the largest drought in the Winter Olympic era.

They’ll go up against the favorites from Russia (Grand Prix Final champion Yevgenia Medvedeva and 2015 World bronze medalist Yelena Radionova) and Japan (three-time World champion Mao Asada and 2015 World silver medalist Satoko Miyahara).

The short program skate order and highlighted skaters:

Mirai Nagasu (USA) — 4:27 p.m. ET
Mao Asada (JPN) — 4:33 p.m. ET
Ashley Wagner (USA) — 4:40 p.m. ET
Yevgenia Medvedeva (RUS) — 5:15 p.m. ET
Yelena Radionova (RUS) — 5:22 p.m. ET
Satoko Miyahara (JPN) — 5:35 p.m. ET
Gracie Gold (USA) — 5:41 p.m. ET

WATCH LIVE: Women’s Short Program: 4-6 p.m. ET

Later, the free dance will determine the ice dance medals.

France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron lead after Wednesday’s short dance, looking to become the first repeat World champs in the event since 2007.

U.S. Olympians Maia and Alex Shibutani and Madison Chock and Evan Bates are in second and third.

The free dance start order and highlighted skaters:

Weaver/Poje (CAN) — 10:16 p.m. ET
Chock/Bates (USA) — 10:24 p.m. ET
Papadakis/Cizeron (FRA) — 10:33 p.m. ET
Shibutani/Shibutani (USA) — 10:41 p.m. ET

WATCH LIVE: Free Dance: 8-11 p.m. ET