Didn’t get your fill of figure skating at the Olympics? The World Championships from Saitama, Japan, air on Universal Sports Network March 26-29. NBC airs a condensed encore presentation of the world championships on Sunday, April 13, at 4pm ET. Additional live and on demand coverage is available on a subscription basis at icenetwork.com. See below for the full World Figure Skating Championships 2014 TV schedule.
For the ladies, U.S. Olympians Polina Edmunds, Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner will skate against the likes of Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner of Italy, Russia’s Julia Lipnitskaia and Japan’s Mao Asada. Three-time men’s world champion Patrick Chan of Canada will not skate in this year’s event, leaving the field open for Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and U.S. competitors Max Aaron and Jeremy Abbott. In pairs, 2014 Olympic medalists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia are the strongest competitors. The world’s premier ice dancers, the USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White and Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, are skipping the world championships, making Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov the frontrunners.
World Figure Skating Championships 2014 TV schedule on Universal Sports Network
Wednesday, March 26
1pm ET: Pairs and Men’s Short Program
Thursday, March 27
1pm ET: Pairs Free Skate
2pm ET: Ladies Short Program
Friday, March 28
1pm ET: Short Dance
2pm ET: Men’s Free Skate
Saturday, March 29
1pm ET: Free Dance
2pm ET: Ladies Free Skate
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