Icenetwork.com, U.S. Figure Skating Announce Coverage Schedule of 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships

--Universal Sports, Universalsports.com also to provide broadcast, digital coverage--

(4/12/11) - Icenetwork.com and U.S. Figure Skating announced today that, in collaboration with Universal Sports, they have added live and on-demand coverage of the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships to their broadcast schedule. The event is slated for April 24-May 1 in Moscow, Russia.

Icenetwork.com's live and on-demand video coverage of every skater in every event, available on a subscription basis, will begin with the men's short program April 27 at 5:30 a.m. ET. Icenetwork.com will also feature live results, recaps and photos for all users.

Current icenetwork.com Season Pass subscribers will gain access to coverage of the World Championships by paying a special event subscription fee of $4.95, while the charge for nonsubscribers is $9.95. Universalsports.com will also stream live coverage of the World Championships on a subscription basis, available for $9.95.

Visit www.icenetwork.com and www.universalsports.com to subscribe.

Universal Sports will broadcast every event with more than 14 hours of television coverage. Primetime coverage begins April 27 at 6 p.m. ET with the men's and pairs short programs. The broadcast team includes Andrea Joyce (play by play), 1984 Olympic silver medalist Peter Carruthers (men's and pairs analyst), 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski (ladies analyst) and Judy Blumberg (ice dancing analyst).

"We look forward to our athletes competing in Moscow," said David Raith, executive director of U.S. Figure Skating. "We are excited our fans will be able to follow their favorite skaters and watch all the action on Universal Sports and icenetwork.com."

The 2011 World Championships were originally scheduled to take place in Tokyo at the end of March but were postponed and subsequently relocated to Moscow in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis.

ICENETWORK.COM, UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
(subject to change)

DATE TIME (Eastern) EVENT
Wednesday, April 275:30 a.m.Men's short program
10:45 a.m.Opening ceremonies
11:30 a.m.Pairs short program
Thursday, April 285 a.m.Men's free skate
10 a.m.Pairs free skate
Friday, April 295:30 a.m.Ladies short program
10:30 a.m.Short dance
Saturday, April 305:30 a.m.Ladies free skate
10:30 a.m.Free dance


UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
(check local listings for availability)

DATE TIME (Eastern) EVENT(S)
Wednesday, April 276 p.m.Men's short program, pairs short program
Thursday, April 286 p.m.Men's free skate
8 p.m.Pairs free skate
Friday, April 296 p.m.Ladies short program, short dance
Saturday, April 306 p.m.Ladies free skate
8 p.m.Free dance


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