NBC Sports airs nearly 100 hours of figure skating on TV this season.
The sport’s premier events — the Grand Prix Series and U.S., European and world championships — all air among NBC and NBCSN.
Peacock Premium — available here — live streams all of those major competitions, replacing NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass.”
Nathan Chen is the season-long headliner, putting at stake a two-year win streak since placing fifth at the PyeongChang Olympics. Chen’s rival, two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, did not compete in the autumn Grand Prix Series but could face Chen at worlds.
Two-time U.S. champion Alysa Liu, at 15, is too young for major senior international competition. But she can at January’s U.S. Championships become the first woman to win three straight national titles since Michelle Kwan.
Internationally, Russia has the world’s top female skaters, though PyeongChang gold medalist Alina Zagitova is on an indefinite break from competition.
The world’s top pair, Chinese Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, and ice dance couple, France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, have also been dominant since PyeongChang. Sui and Han are undefeated in this Olympic cycle. Papadakis and Cizeron suffered just one defeat.
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2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships TV Schedule
|Thurs., Jan. 14||Pairs’ Short||6 – 8 p.m.||NBCSN (Live)|
|Thurs., Jan. 14||Ladies Short||10 p.m. – Midnight||NBCSN (Live)|
|Fri., Jan. 15||Rhythm Dance||4 – 6 p.m.||NBCSN (Live)|
|Fri., Jan. 15||Ladies Free||8 – 11 p.m.||NBC (Live)|
|Sat., Jan. 16||Men’s Short||4 – 6 p.m.||NBC (Live)**|
|Sat., Jan. 16||Free Dance/Pairs’ Free||9 p.m. – Midnight||NBCSN (Live)|
|Sun, Jan. 17||Men’s Free||3:30 – 6 p.m.||NBC (Live)**|
|Sun., Jan. 24||Free Dance||5 – 6 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 31||U.S. Championships – Best Of||12 – 2 p.m.||NBC|
|Sat, Feb. 20||Skating Spectacular||4 – 6 p.m.||NBC|
**The men’s short program and free skate programming details are subject to change, dependent on NFL programming schedules.
2020-21 Figure Skating Season Broadcast Schedule
|Jan. 11-17||U.S. Championships*||NBC
|Jan. 25-31||European Championships (canceled)||NBC
|Feb. 8-14||Four Continents Championships (canceled)||NBC
|Feb. 24-27||U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships*||Peacock Premium|
|March 22-28||World Championships||NBC
|April 9-10||World Synchronized Skating Championships||Peacock Premium|