NBC announced that figure skating coverage will be leaving NBC Sports Gold “Figure Skating Pass” and heading to its new home on Peacock Premium beginning with the 2020-2021 season which starts this month.
“We are thrilled to be adding Figure Skating coverage to Peacock as we continue to expand our sports offering on the platform. Fans watching NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2020-21 Figure Skating season can expect world-class coverage as these athletes continue to prepare for competition on the world’s biggest stage,” said Rick Cordella, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock.
“This is an exciting move for the sport of figure skating in the United States, especially for our fans who will have even better access to watch their favorite skaters compete at the most prestigious competitions in the World,” said Ramsey Baker, U.S. Figure Skating’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This will increase the reach and exposure that both the sport of figure skating and the World’s best skaters have in reaching a new audience.”
Peacock Premium’s coverage will kick off on October 23 with ‘Skate America.’
The following events will be part of Peacock Premium’s figure skating coverage:
- Skate America: October 23–25
- Skate Canada International: October 30–November 1
- Cup of China: November 6–8
- Internationaux de France: November 13–15
- Rostelecom Cup: November 20–22
- NHK Trophy: November 27–29
- U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series (Senior and Junior): November 9–13, 10–15, 17–20, 24–28, December 1–6
- 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships: January 8–16
- ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2021: January 25–31
- ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2021: February 8–14
- 2021 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships (Senior and Junior): February 23–26
- ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021: March 22–28
- ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2021: April 8–10
Figure skating coverage will still be available on both NBC and NBCSN throughout the season, with a full schedule available this month.
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