NBC Sports presents coverage of the 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America from ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., the 2012 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating’s first event of the season, this weekend. NBC will begin its coverage this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET, with live coverage of the Ladies’ Free Skate
and next-day coverage of the Men’s Free Skate. Universal Sports will re-air the NBC coverage on Sunday from 8-10 p.m. ET.
NBC and Universal Sports team up to present more than 47 hours of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating this season beginning with Skate America and culminating with the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, December 8 and December 9 from Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games on NBC.
COMMENTATORS: Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, the lead voice of NBC’s NHL coverage, will make his figure skating play-by-play debut at Skate America
alongside NBC’s Olympic figure skating analysts Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic and Tracy Wilson, with Andrea Joyce handling the interviews.
(NO TERRY??? Will Emrick be be better or worse than Hammond?)
Additionally the commentator team of Terry Gannon, Michael Weiss and Tara Lipinski will announce the remaining Grand Prix events on NBC, with Peter Carruthers filling in for Weiss during the event in Russia on Nov. 10. Carruthers will also host Universal Sports’ Grand Prix coverage, alongside Joyce, Tanith Belbin, Tonia Kwiatkowski and/or Judy Blumberg.