Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Skating. On NBC. Starting October 18. WRITE IT DOWN...

Call it an Olympic necessity, call it more tests for the equipment, call it whatever you like—but NBC appears to have recently added more Grand Prix coverage to their Fall schedule…

+ Trophee Eric Bompard will air Sunday, October. 18, 1-3 PM

+ Rostelecom Cup (replacement for Cup of Russia) will air Sunday, October 25, Noon-2PM

+ NHK Trophy will air Sunday, November 8th, 2-4 PM

These are all to air in addition to the ladies’ final of Skate America, airing live from 2-4PM on November 15. All of which is, of course, nothing but good news for skating as well as its fans. While NBC’s Universal Sports Network is a terrific outlet for skating and other Olympic sports, it’s not nearly as wide-reaching as NBC itself.

Here’s an online schedule you may want to keep handy if you haven’t bookmarked it already… it also includes all the Disson shows and other pro skating specials, including Kaleidoscope (Scott Hamilton’s “comeback” show), airing on Thanksgiving Day.

The long and the short of it is… skating’s back on TV in less than two weeks! YEA!

Meanwhile, I’m going up North to show you a clip from the premiere week of CBC’s Battle of the Blades. Wonder what Dick Button, Sandra Bezic and Kurt Browning are all up to at the moment?
Find out here.


Georgene said...

Wow, thanks for this. First I heard about it.

Kelli, you might find this new blog interesting. Some friends of mine who are long-time skating parents. The blog is new and they don't have lots of followers yet.


Kelli Lawrence said...

I will definitely check it out, Georgene, thank you!

Will probably add it to the blogroll too, but I'd better not say when-- I think I've grown a little lax in that department! :-(