Universal Sports will air weekend coverage of the NHK Trophy, the first event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, direct from Japan. Universal Sports’ commentary team consists of NBC Olympic commentator Andrea Joyce on play-by-play, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski as the ladies’ analyst, Olympic silver medalist Peter Carruthers as the men’s analyst and Olympic silver medalist Tanith Belbin as the ice dance analyst. NBC will air their coverage of the NHK Trophy on October 30 from 4-6pm ET. UniversalSports.com and Icenetwork.com will combine to deliver an unprecedented depth of online video coverage of the entire 2010 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, with 90+ hours of LIVE streaming -- every session of every event -- plus on-demand replays, highlights, interviews and analysis. For more information check out: http://www.universalsports.com/figur...ing/index.html
Fri., October 22: Pairs Short & Short Dance – 6-7:30 PM; Ladies Short – 10:30-11:30 PM
Sat., October 23: Pairs Free – 3- 4:00 PM; Men’s Short Program & Free Dance – 5-7:00 PM
Sun., October 24: Men’s Free – 6-7:00 PM
Highlighted athletes competing include: Daisuke Takahashi (JPN), 2010 men's world champion; Mao Asada (JPN), 2010 women's world champion; Rachael Flatt (USA), U.S. women’s champion and Olympian; Jeremy Abbott (USA), U.S. men’s champion and Olympian; Pang Qing/ Tong Jian (CHN), 2010 pairs' world champions; and Meryl Davis/Charlie White (USA), 2010 Olympic silver medalists.