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--
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)
|Wednesday, April 27||5:30 a.m.||Men's short program|
|10:45 a.m.||Opening ceremonies|
|11:30 a.m.||Pairs short program|
|Thursday, April 28||5 a.m.||Men's free skate|
|10 a.m.||Pairs free skate|
|Friday, April 29||5:30 a.m.||Ladies short program|
|10:30 a.m.||Short dance|
|Saturday, April 30||5:30 a.m.||Ladies free skate|
|10:30 a.m.||Free dance|
(check local listings for availability)
|Wednesday, April 27||6 p.m.||Men's short program, pairs short program|
|Thursday, April 28||6 p.m.||Men's free skate|
|8 p.m.||Pairs free skate|
|Friday, April 29||6 p.m.||Ladies short program, short dance|
|Saturday, April 30||6 p.m.||Ladies free skate|
|8 p.m.||Free dance|