Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold highlight the field for Skate America, the biggest annual international figure skating competition in the U.S., live on NBC and the NBC Sports app this weekend.
Terry Gannon will be on the call with 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski and two-time U.S. Olympian Johnny Weir.
Competition in Hoffman Estates, Ill., runs from Friday through Sunday. Icenetwork.com will also have live streaming coverage for subscribers.
Wagner, the world silver medalist, and Gold, the U.S. champion, are joined in Chicagoland by three-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan.
The men’s field is led by world bronze medalist Jin Boyang of China, Grand Prix Final bronze medalist Shoma Uno of Japan and the last two U.S. champions — Adam Rippon and Jason Brown.
U.S. pairs champions Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea and ice dance champions Maia and Alex Shibutani are also competing.
Skate America is the first of six events in the Grand Prix series, with top skaters competing twice over six weeks looking to qualify for the Grand Prix Final in Marseille, France, from Dec. 8-11. Six per discipline qualify for the Grand Prix Final.
The broadcast and streaming schedule is here:
|Friday||8:05 p.m.||Women’s Short (LIVE)||Icenetwork.com|
|Friday||10 p.m.||Pairs Short (LIVE)||Icenetwork.com|
|Friday||11 p.m.||Women’s Short||Universal HD|
|Saturday||2:05 p.m.||Men’s Short (LIVE)||Icenetwork.com|
|Saturday||4:30 p.m.||Women’s Free (LIVE)||NBC, NBC Sports app|
|Saturday||8 p.m.||Short Dance (LIVE)||Icenetwork.com|
|Saturday||9:40 p.m.||Pairs Free (LIVE)||Icenetwork.com|
|Saturday||11:30 p.m.||Men’s Short||Universal HD|
|Sunday||12:30 a.m.||Pairs Free||Universal HD|
|Sunday||12:30 p.m.||Men’s Free (LIVE)||NBC, NBC Sports app|
|Sunday||2:45 p.m.||Free Dance (LIVE)||Icenetwork.com|
|Sunday||9 p.m.||Free Dance||Universal HD|
|Monday||8 p.m.||Women’s, Men’s Free||Universal HD|