OLYMPICS IN HIGH HEELS: SPEED SKATING TRIALS

OLYMPICS IN HIGH HEELS: SPEED SKATING TRIALS

NBC Sports Group will present nearly 10 hours of live U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Trials beginning today at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as well as more than 20 hours of live coverage of the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., with the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, just 37 days away.

Top U.S. athletes and Olympic hopefuls slated to be featured this week throughout NBC Sports’ Olympic winter sports coverage include:

  • 2017 U.S. figure skating champion Nathan Chen
  • 2016 world figure skating silver medalist Ashley Wagner
  • Two-time Olympic speed skater Heather Bergsma
  • Olympic alpine skiing gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin
  • Two-time Olympic bobsled medalist Elana Meyers Taylor
  • 2014 Olympic luge bronze medalist Erin Hamlin

This week’s coverage also features alpine skiing from Zagreb, Croatia, Adelboden, Switzerland, and Kranjska Gora, Slovenia; bobsled and skeleton from Altenberg, Germany; the Four Hills ski jumping tournament from Innsbruck, Austria, and Bischofshofen, Austria; freestyle skiing from Moscow and Calgary; luge from Koenigssee, Germany; cross-country skiing from Oberstdorf, Germany, and Val di Fiemme, Italy; and biathlon coverage from Oberhof, Germany.

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U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS – SPEED SKATING

LIVE COVERAGE TODAY AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials continues with live speed skating today at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Two-time Olympian Heather Bergsma and two-time world champion Brittany Bowe are expected to headline the women’s competition, while reigning mass start world champion Joey Mantia will headline the men’s competition. Four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis is seeking his fourth Olympic berth.

Tom Hammond calls the action from Milwaukee, Wis., joined by 2006 Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek and Steve Sands.

Date Time (ET) Coverage Network
Tues., Jan. 2 5:30 p.m. Women’s 3000m & Men’s 5000m (LIVE) NBCSN
10:30 p.m. Women’s 3000m & Men’s 5000m Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Weds., Jan. 3 6 p.m. Men’s & Women’s 1000m (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., Jan. 4 12:30 a.m. Men’s & Women’s 1000m * Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
6:30 p.m. Women’s 5000m & Men’s 10,000m (LIVE) NBCSN
9:30 p.m. Women’s 5000m & Men’s 10,000m* Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Fri., Jan. 5 6 p.m. Men’s & Women’s 500m (LIVE) NBCSN
10:30 p.m. Men’s & Women’s 500m* Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Jan. 6 6 p.m. Men’s & Women’s 1500m (LIVE) NBCSN
9:30 p.m. Men’s & Women’s 1500m * Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Jan. 7 6 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Mass Start (LIVE) NBCSN
7 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Mass Start* Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

*Same-day delay

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT 11 P.M. ON NBCSN

2017 U.S. champion Nathan Chen, who won this year’s Grand Prix Final, 2016 world silver medalist Ashley Wagner highlight NBC Sports Group’s more than 20 hours of live coverage of the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. Coverage begins tomorrow, Wed., Jan. 3, at 11 p.m. ET with live coverage of the ladies’ short program on NBCSN.  NBC hosts live coverage of the ladies’ free skate, pairs’ free skate, and free dance throughout the weekend, beginning this Fri., Jan. 5, at 8 p.m. ET with the ladies’ free skate. Live coverage of the pairs short program begins on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and continues on NBCSN.

The 26-year-old Wagner, who is the 2016 world silver medalist and a three-time U.S. champion, could become the oldest woman to claim the title since 1924 (Theresa Weld Blanchard). She will be joined by reigning U.S. champion Karen Chen, 2010 Olympic fourth-place finisher Mirai Nagasu, and 2017 Skate America winner and 2015 U.S. junior champion Bradie Tennell.

Highlighting the men’s field is 2017 Grand Prix Final, Four Continents and U.S. champion Nathan Chen. He will be challenged by 2016 U.S. champion Adam Rippon, 2015 U.S. champion and 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Jason Brown, and 2013 U.S. champion Max Aaron.

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Date Time (ET) Event Network
Wed., Jan. 3 11 p.m. Ladies’ Short (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., Jan. 4 4 p.m. Pairs’ Short (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Jan. 4 5 p.m. Pairs’ Short (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., Jan. 4 8:30 p.m. Men’s Short (LIVE) NBCSN
Fri., Jan. 5 4 p.m. Short Dance (LIVE) NBCSN
Fri., Jan. 5 8 p.m. Ladies’ Free (LIVE) NBC
Sat., Jan. 6 4 p.m. Pairs’ Free (LIVE) NBC
Sat., Jan. 6 8 p.m. Men’s Free (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., Jan. 7 3 p.m. Free Dance (LIVE) NBC


FIS ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP

LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES WEDNESDAY AT 10 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

This week’s coverage of the FIS alpine skiing World Cup season continues Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to lead the U.S. contingent at this week’s slalom and giant slalom events. Shiffrin recorded her 37th career World Cup win on Monday in Oslo, Norway, tying her childhood idol Marlies Schild for sixth all-time among women, and has won six of her 13 starts this year, including four of five slaloms.

Slalom skiers are in Zagreb, Croatia, for mid-week slalom races, where Shiffrin is once again expected to headline the U.S. contingent. The men and women will then split up for the weekend, with the men going to Adelboden, Switzerland, and the women going to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, for giant slalom and slalom races.

Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Steve Porino will call the action.

Date Time (ET) Coverage Network
Weds., Jan. 3 7 a.m. Women’s Slalom (Run 1) Streaming*
10 a.m. Women’s Slalom (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Jan. 4 6:45 a.m. Men’s Slalom (Run 1) Streaming*
Thurs., Jan. 4 10 a.m. Men’s Slalom (LIVE) – Zagreb, Croatia Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Jan. 6 3:30 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) – Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Streaming*
4:30 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) – Adelboden, Switzerland Streaming*
6 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom (LIVE) – Kranjska Gora, Slovenia NBCSN
7:30 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 2) Streaming*
10 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom** – Adelboden, Switzerland Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Jan. 7 3:30 a.m. Women’s Slalom (Run 1) – Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Streaming*
4:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom (Run 1) – Adelboden, Switzerland Streaming*
6 a.m. Women’s Slalom (LIVE) – Kranjska Gora, Slovenia NBCSN
7:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom (Run 2) – Adelboden, Switzerland Streaming*
11:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom** – Adelboden, Switzerland Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

**Same-day delayed


IBSF BOBSLED AND SKELETON WORLD CUP – ALTENBERG, GERMANY
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 5:30 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Coverage of the bobsled and skeleton World Cup season continues this weekend from Altenberg, Germany, with only two World Cup stops remaining before the Olympic qualification period ends. Live coverage begins with women’s skeleton on Friday at 5:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

Two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Greubel Poser are second and third, respectively, in the World Cup bobsled rankings. The U.S. men’s bobsled team is led by two-time Olympian Nick Cunningham and 23-year-old Codie Bascue, while the American skeleton team features 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine and three-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender.

Date Time (ET) Coverage Network
Fri., Jan. 5 4:04 a.m. Women’s Skeleton (Run 1) Streaming*
5:30 a.m. Women’s Skeleton (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
8:04 a.m. Men’s Skeleton (Run 1) Streaming*
10 a.m. Men’s Skeleton** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
10:30 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Skeleton** NBCSN
Sat., Jan. 6 7:04 a.m. Women’s Bobsled (Run 1) Streaming*
8:30 a.m. Women’s Bobsled (LIVE) NBCSN
11:19 a.m. Two-Man Bobsled (Run 1) Streaming*
12:49 a.m. Two-Man Bobsled (Run 2) Streaming*
7 p.m. Two-Man Bobsled** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Jan. 7 7:49 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 1) Streaming*
9:19 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 2) Streaming
6 p.m. Four-Man Bobsled** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same-day delayed


FIS SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP – FOUR HILLS TOURNAMENT
COVERAGE CONTINUES THURSDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

The World Cup ski jumping season continues from Innsbruck, Austria and Bischofshofen, Austria. Reigning world champion Stefan Kraftand 2017 Four Hills Tournament winner and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland are expected to be the top contenders.

The American team is only expected to compete at the fourth and final stop of the Four Hills Tournament (Bischofshofen). The U.S. contingent will likely be headlined by Michael Glasder, who qualified for the Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Trials over the weekend.

Bill Spaulding calls the event joined by three-time Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane.

Date Time (ET) Coverage Network
Weds., Jan. 3 8 a.m. Innsbruck Streaming*
Thurs., Jan. 4 8 a.m. Innsbruck Streaming*
2:30 p.m. Innsbruck** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Fri., Jan. 5 4 a.m. Bischofshofen Streaming*
Sat., Jan. 6 8 p.m. Bischofshofen** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

**Same-day delayed

FIS FREESTYLE SKIING WORLD CUP
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 12 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Live coverage of the freestyle skiing World Cup continues this Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, with aerials in Moscow, Russia, followed by the moguls competition in Calgary, Alberta, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Jaelin Kauf, 21, has all but secured her spot on the Olympic moguls team after earning two podium finishes already this season, while Troy Murphy will be seeking his second podium finish of the season as he aims to make his first Olympic moguls team. In aerials, 2017 world champion Ashley Caldwell could also help secure her place on her third Olympic team with a podium finish, while 2015 World Cup champion Mac Bohonnon is expected to lead the American men.

Trace Worthington calls both events joined by Luke Van Valin.

Date Time (ET) Coverage Network
Sat., Jan. 6 12 p.m. Aerials (LIVE) – Moscow, Russia Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
3:30 p.m. Moguls (LIVE) – Calgary, Alberta Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


FIL LUGE WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

The luge World Cup season continues in Koenigssee, Germany, as the Americans who were named to the Olympic Team in December fine-tune for Pyeongchang.

2014 Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, Sochi Olympian Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney will represent the American women. 2014 Olympian Tucker West and two-time Olympian Chris Mazdzer are expected to lead the U.S. men’s singles team and Sochi Olympians Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman are the top U.S. doubles team.

Date Time (ET) Coverage Network
Sat., Jan. 6 5:15 a.m. Doubles 1stRun Streaming*
6:35 a.m. Doubles 2ndRun Streaming*
8:20 a.m. Women’s 1stRun Streaming*
9:40 a.m. Women’s 2ndRun Streaming*
5:30 p.m. Doubles** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
11:30 p.m. Women’s Singles** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Jan. 7 4:40 a.m. Men’s 1stRun Streaming*
6:15 a.m. Men’s 2ndRun Streaming*
8:10 a.m. Team Relay Streaming*
12:30 p.m. Men’s Singles** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
2 p.m. Women’s Singles** NBCSN

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

**Same-day delayed

FIS CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP
COVERAGE CONTINUES WEDNESDAY AT 12 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

The cross-country skiing World Cup season continues with the remaining stages of the Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf, Germany, and Val di Fiemme, Italy.

2017 world bronze medalist Sadie Bjornsen, 2014 Olympian Jessie Diggins, who won two medals at the 2017 World Championships and is currently sixth in the World Cup rankings, four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall and 2014 Olympian Sophie Caldwell and are expected to lead the American women. Sochi Olympian Erik Bjornsen is expected to be the top American man.

Date Time (ET) Coverage Network
Weds., Jan. 3 8:50 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Sprint Streaming*
12 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Sprint** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Jan. 4 4 a.m. Women’s 10km Mass Start & Men’s 15km Mass Start** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Jan. 6 8:15 a.m. Women’s 10km Mass Start Streaming*
9:45 a.m. Men’s 15km Mass Start Streaming*
11 a.m. Women’s 10km Mass Start** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
6 p.m. Men’s 15km Mass Start** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Jan. 7 5:30 a.m. Women’s 9km Pursuit Streaming*
7:30 a.m. Women’s 9km Pursuit** NBCSN
8:30 a.m. Men’s 9km Pursuit Streaming*
1:30 p.m. Men’s 9km Pursuit** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

**Same-day delayed

IBU BIATHLON WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 12 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Coverage of the biathlon World Cup continues on Friday at 12 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA from Oberhof, Germany.Sean Doherty, who has already qualified for his second Olympics, is expected to lead the American contigent. Vermont native Susan Dunklee – who was the first American woman to qualify for the PyeongChang Games – is expected to headline the American women.

Date Time (ET) Coverage Network
Thurs., Jan. 4 6:30 a.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint Streaming*
Fri., Jan. 5 8:15 a.m. Men’s 10km Sprint Streaming*
12 p.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint & Men’s 10km Sprint** Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
9 p.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint/Men’s 10km Sprint*** NBCSN
Sat., Jan. 6 6:15 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Streaming*
9 a.m. Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Streaming*
Sun., Jan. 7 5:30 a.m. Women’s 4x6km Relay Streaming*
8:30 a.m. Men’s 4×7,5 Relay Streaming*

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

**Next-day delay

***Same-day delay

All schedules are subject to change.

NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this weekend’s coverage. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.


ABOUT OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is a partnership between the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal. The TV network offers fans year-round programming of Olympic Sports from around the world, highlighting their favorite American athletes and teams. Programming emphasizes live events from a broad portfolio of summer and winter Olympic Sports. It also includes Olympic-themed original content produced by all three parties, such as original programs produced by filmmakers from around the world commissioned by the global Olympic Channel; rich archival footage from the IOC and NBCU’s libraries of Olympic features and documentaries; and original Team USA programming produced by the USOC that provides authentic, wide-ranging and athlete-focused coverage of the Olympic Movement in the United States. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Select replays and highlights are available on these digital platforms as well as TeamUSA.org.

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