Nathan Chen opens his U.S. Figure Skating Championships, plus the pairs competition gets under way on Thursday in San Jose, live on Olympic Channel and NBCSN and streaming on NBCOlympics.com.
The pairs short program starts at 4 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel, with coverage switching to NBCSN at 5.
The men’s short is at 8:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
The key skaters going Thursday:
Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Chris Knierim — 4:08 p.m. ET
Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea — 4:35 p.m.
Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier — 5:58 p.m.
Ashley Cain/Timothy LeDuc — 6:17 p.m.
Max Aaron — 9:06 p.m.
Vincent Zhou — 10:53 p.m.
Nathan Chen — 11:13 p.m.
Adam Rippon — 11:33 p.m.
Jason Brown — 11:39 p.m.
The Olympic team of three men will be named after Saturday’s free skate on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. ET, but it might not be the top three finishers. A committee chooses the team, looking at results from the past year.
Chen is considered a lock as the defending U.S. champion and the world’s only undefeated skater this season.
The one Olympic pairs team will be named Sunday at 12:45 p.m. The Knierims are the favorites as the top-ranked U.S. pair each of the last four seasons.
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|Wednesday||11 p.m.-1||Women’s Short||NBCSN | STREAM | SKATE ORDER|
|Thursday||4-5 p.m.||Pairs Short||Olympic Channel | STREAM | SKATE ORDER|
|5-6:30 p.m.||Pairs Short||NBCSN | STREAM|
|8:30 p.m.-12||Men’s Short||NBCSN | STREAM | SKATE ORDER|
|Friday||4-6:30 p.m.||Short Dance||NBCSN | STREAM | SKATE ORDER|
|8-11 p.m.||Women’s Free||NBC | STREAM | SKATE ORDER|
|Saturday||4-6 p.m.||Pairs Free||NBC | STREAM|
|8-11 p.m.||Men’s Free||NBCSN | STREAM|
|Sunday||3-6 p.m.||Free Dance||NBC | STREAM|
|Jan. 13||4 p.m.||Exhibition Gala||NBC | STREAM|