How to watch 40 hours of World Cup ski events this weekend

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NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA combine to air more than 40 hours of World Cup action in Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined and ski jumping from Friday through Sunday, with more than 30 hours of live streaming on NBC Sports Gold.

The Alpine skiing World Cup makes its final stops in North America. Double Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin looks to build on her World Cup overall standings lead in two downhills and a super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta. Another two-time gold medalist, Ted Ligety, tackles the Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek, Colo., where he will be one of the favorites in Sunday’s giant slalom, following Friday’s super-G and Saturday’s downhill.

PyeongChang Olympic champ Jessie Diggins leads the U.S. cross-country team to Lillehammer, Norway, for its second World Cup stop.

The Nordic combined World Cup also heads to Norway’s 1994 Olympic host village this weekend for the Lillehammer Tour. The stop features the first mass-start Nordic combined event on the World Cup in nearly a decade.

Finally, the men’s and women’s ski jumping circuits are split between Nizhny Tagil, Russia, and Lillehammer, respectively.

MORE: Alpine skiing season broadcast schedule

ALPINE SKIING

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 12:30 p.m. Men’s Downhill NBCSN NBC Sports
2:30 p.m. Women’s Downhill Olympic Channel Olympic Channel
5:30 p.m. Women’s Downhill* NBCSN NBC Sports
Saturday 1 p.m.** Men’s Super-G NBCSN NBC Sports
2 p.m. Women’s Downhill NBCSN NBC Sports
5 p.m. Men’s Downhill* NBC
6 p.m. Men’s Downhill* Olympic Channel
10 p.m. Women’s Downhill* Olympic Channel
Sunday 11:45 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) NBC Sports
1 p.m. Women’s Super-G Olympic Channel Olympic Channel
2:30 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 2) NBCSN NBC Sports
5 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom* NBC
6:30 p.m. Women’s Super-G* NBCSN
11:30 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom* Olympic Channel

*Same-day delay

**Race start delayed to 2
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 6 a.m. Men’s, Women’s Sprints Olympic Channel Olympic Channel
Saturday 4:30 a.m. Women’s 10km Olympic Channel
6:15 a.m. Men’s 15km Olympic Channel
12 p.m. Women’s 10km* Olympic Channel
9:30 p.m. Women’s 10km* NBCSN NBC Sports
Sunday 4:15 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel
5:45 a.m. Men’s 15km Pursuit Olympic Channel
2:30 p.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit* Olympic Channel
3:30 p.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit* NBCSN NBC Sports

*Same-day delay
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

NORDIC COMBINED

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 5 a.m. Men’s HS98 Olympic Channel
8:30 a.m. Men’s 5km Gunderson Olympic Channel
Saturday 3:30 a.m. Men’s 10km Mass Start Olympic Channel
8:15 a.m. Men’s HS98 Olympic Channel
Sunday 4:35 a.m. Men’s HS140 Olympic Channel
8:05 a.m. Men’s 10km Gunderson Olympic Channel

All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

SKI JUMPING

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 9:45 a.m. Men’s HS134 (Qualifying) Olympic Channel
11:30 a.m. Women’s Individual Olympic Channel
7 p.m. Women’s Individual* Olympic Channel
Saturday 9:45 a.m. Men’s Individual Olympic Channel
11:15 a.m. Women’s Individual Olympic Channel
7 p.m. Men’s Individual* Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Women’s Individual* Olympic Channel
Sunday 6:45 a.m. Women’s Individual Olympic Channel
10 a.m. Men’s Individual Olympic Channel
7 p.m. Women’s Individual* Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Men’s Individual* Olympic Channel

*Same-day delay
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

Alexa Knierim, Brandon Frazier win U.S. figure skating pairs’ title in possible final nationals

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Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier haven’t decided if they’ll compete beyond this season, so Saturday may have been their farewell to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

If so, they went out as dominant winners, the first pair in their 30s to win nationals in more than 50 years.

Knierim, 31, and Frazier, 30, took their second U.S. title together, totaling 227.97 points to prevail by 31.11 over Emily Chan and Spencer Howe. They led by a gaping 15.1 points after Thursday’s short.

Knierim and Frazier were solid after errors on their opening jumping combination in Saturday’s free skate. They broke their own pairs’ margin of victory record from the 2021 U.S. Championships under a scoring system implemented in 2006. Knierim appeared to wipe away tears backstage.

“As I get older, the longer I’m in this sport, the more gratitude I have for it,” Knierim, the oldest woman to win a U.S. figure skating title since 1995 (Renée Roca), said on USA Network. “After that music ended, I’m just thankful that Brandon’s by my side and I’m able to do what I love.”

Ellie Kam and Danny O’Shea bagged bronze to likely round out the three-pair team for March’s world championships.

FIGURE SKATING NATIONALS: Full Scores | Broadcast Schedule

Knierim and Frazier considered retiring after last season, after they missed nationals due to Frazier’s COVID-19, petitioned onto the Olympic team and posted the best Olympic finish for a U.S. pair (sixth) in 20 years.

They then became the first U.S. pair to win a world title since 1979, beating a field that didn’t include any of the top five from the Olympics.

They returned in part to compete as world champions and rank second in the world this season (during which the top Olympic pairs also haven’t competed). They will likely go into March’s worlds in Japan as underdogs to Japan’s Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara, who won their lone head-to-head this past fall at the Grand Prix Final.

Back in October, Knierim said this will probably be their last season competing together, though the pair also thought they were done last spring. They don’t expect to make a final decision until after a Stars on Ice tour this spring.

“This U.S. Championships for us was extra special because you’re just reflecting on the journey, and you know that there’s a good chance that this will be your last one,” Frazier said.

Knierim won her fifth U.S. title, tying the record for a pairs’ skater since World War II, joining Kyoka InaTai BabiloniaRandy GardnerKarol Kennedy and Peter Kennedy. Knierim’s first three titles, and her first Olympics in 2018, were with husband Chris, who retired in 2020.

Silver medalists Chan and Howe continued their recent surge. After placing fourth at last season’s nationals, they rank sixth in the world this season. That’s despite summer injuries that left them unable to practice lifts (his shoulder) and throws (her foot) for a while.

Kam, 18, and O’Shea, 31, made the podium four months after becoming a pair and less than two months after a car Kim was riding in was hit by a drunk driver while crossing an intersection. The car was totaled, but Kim and O’Shea still competed days later in Croatia.

O’Shea won the 2016 U.S. title with Tarah Kayne, retired after they split in late 2020, then came back in 2021 with Chelsea Liu. They ranked sixth in the U.S. going into 2022 Nationals, but withdrew beforehand due to concussions both suffered in a November competition fall, according to Figure Skaters Online.

NBC Sports’ Sarah Hughes (not the figure skater) contributed to this report.

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2023 U.S. Figure Skating Championships scores, results

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Full scores and results from the 2023 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose …

Women
Gold: Isabeau Levito — 223.33
Silver: Bradie Tennell — 213.12
Bronze: Amber Glenn — 207.44
4. Starr Andrews — 188.24
5. Josephine Lee — 187.68
6. Lindsay Thorngren — 187.19
7. Clare Seo — 175.60
8. Gracie Gold — 173.98
9. Ava Ziegler — 167.70
10. Sonja Hilmer — 166.49
11. Gabriella Izzo — 166.40
12. Ting Cui — 161.27
13. Audrey Shin — 161.12
14. Lindsay Wang — 154.91
15. Michelle Lee — 145.28
16. Elsa Cheng — 138.13
17. Alexa Gasparotto — 129.41
WD. Hanna Harrell

Men’s Short Program
1. Ilia Malinin — 110.36
2. Jason Brown — 100.25
3. Tomoki Hiwatashi — 85.43
4. Liam Kapeikis — 82.27
5. Andrew Torgashev — 78.78
6. Maxim Naumov — 77.71
7. Jimmy Ma — 73.88
8. Goku Endo — 73.45
9. Samuel Mindra — 71.36
10. Yaroslav Paniot — 70.87
11. Camden Pulkinen — 69.47
12. Matthew Nielsen — 67.98
13. Joonsoo Kim — 67.45
14. Daniel Martynov — 64.04
15. Will Annis — 63.46
16. Dinh Tran — 60.63
17. Mitchell Friess — 59.14
18. Joseph Klein — 58.38

Pairs
Gold: Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier — 227.97
Silver: Emily Chan/Spencer Howe — 196.86

Bronze: Ellie Kam/Danny O’Shea — 184.01
4. Sonia Baram/Danil Tioumentsev —- 179.08
5. Valentina Plazas/Maximiliano Fernandez — 176.34
6. Katie McBeath/Nathan Bartholomay —- 172.74
7. Maria Mokhova/Ivan Mokhov —- 148.84
8. Nica Digerness/Mark Sadusky — 137.98
9. Grace Hanns / Danny Neudecker — 135.30
10. Nina Ouellette/Rique Newby-Estrella — 132.07
11. Linzy Fitzpatrick/Keyton Bearinger — 129.80

Ice Dance
Gold: Madison Chock/Evan Bates — 229.75
Silver: Caroline Green/Michael Parsons — 207.46
Bronze: Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko — 198.45
4. Emilea Zingas/Vadym Kolesnik — 198.13
5. Emily Bratti/Ian Somerville — 189.84
6. Lorraine McNamara/Anton Spiridonov — 189.15
7. Katarina Wolfkostin/Jeffrey Chen — 183.05
8. Eva Pate/Logan Bye — 182.61
9. Oona Brown/Gage Brown — 181.89
10. Isabella Flores/Ivan Desyatov — 177.31
11. Angela Ling/Caleb Wein — 167.87
12. Leah Krauskopf/YuanShi Jin — 133.93
13. Cara Murphy/Joshua Levitt — 129.85
14. Caroline Depietri/TJ Carey — 123.40
WD. Raffaella Koncius/Alexey Shchepetov

FIGURE SKATING NATIONALS: Broadcast Schedule | New Era for U.S.

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