OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST BRIAN BOITANO HEADLINES THE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION ON ICE THIS SUNDAY ON NBC
NEW YORK – November 25, 2009 – This Thanksgiving weekend, eighties recording stars REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield will provide a magical night of music as 1988 Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano and cast mesmerize skating fans at the “Holiday Celebration on Ice” from the Alltel Arena in North Little Rock, Ark. this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.
Joining Boitano on the ice are 2008 World Champion Jeffrey Buttle, two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko, two-time U.S. National champion Michael Weiss, two-time World Silver Medalist Ice Dancing Champions Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon and more.
LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES, 1 PM ET
NBC Sports presents taped coverage of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long-standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Coverage features the conclusion of the series’ 2009 inaugural season championships that were contested at the Primm Motorsports Complex on Nov. 14th and 15th. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off-road racing infused with a West Coast influence, LOORRS brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks.
Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, and Robert Stout will call the action.
DEW TOUR HIGHLIGHT SHOW, SUNDAY, 2 PM ET
NBC Sports presents a one-hour retrospective of the most exciting and dramatic action from the 5-stop Dew Tour of 2009.
The Tour is made up of five major events that take place over the course of five months, June through October. This year the first stop focused on BMX and the second on Skateboarding. The last three stops featured all sports: skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert and dirt) and freestyle motocross. There is $2.5 million in prize money – the largest in action sports – and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings.
Kenan Harkin , Jamie Bestwick, Paul Zitzer, Chris Miller and Tiffany Simons will provide commentary.
REIGNING WORLD CUP CHAMPION LINDSEY VONN HITS THE SLOPES AS NBC SPORTS PRESENTS THE ASPEN WINTERNATIONAL
UniversalSports.com Presents Live Coverage of Both Slalom and Giant Slalom
NBC Sports, Universal Sports, UniversalSports.com Offers Season-long Coverage of the Alpine World Cup
NEW YORK – November 25, 2009 – Reigning World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn and her U.S. teammate Julia Mancuso take on the World’s best women on skis as NBC Sports presents next-day taped coverage of the Aspen Winternational from Aspen, Colo., this Sunday, 3-4 p.m. ET. NBC Sports, Universal Sports and UniversalSports.com offer coverage of the entire World Cup season with NBC Sports next event being the Birds of Prey downhill from Beaver Creek, Colo. on Dec. 6, 2-3 p.m. ET. (Full schedule below).
ANNOUNCERS: Tim Ryan hosts NBC Sports coverage from Aspen, Colo., and is joined by former Canadian Ski Team member Todd Brooker and former U.S. Ski Team members Christin Cooper and Steve Porino.
COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS: NBC will broadcast coverage of the Aspen Winternational Women’s Giant Slalom on Sunday, November 29 at 3 p.m. ET, as well as Birds of Prey Men’s Downhill on Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. ET
COVERAGE ON UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM: UniversalSports.com will stream live the entire competition from Aspen. Coverage follows (All times ET):
Giant Slalom Run No. 1, 12 Noon – 1:20 p.m.
Giant Slalom Run No. 2, 3 – 3:50 p.m.
Slalom Run No.1, 12 Noon – 1:20 p.m.
Slalom Run No. 2, 3 – 3:50 p.m.
2009 WORLD CUP ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports, available in 56 million homes, will offer coverage of the entire alpine World Cup season on its 24-hour television network, with simulcast streaming available on UniversalSports.com. Key events in the schedule include stops in Aspen and Beaver Creek, as well as Lake Louise, Val d’Isere, St. Moritz, Val Gardena, Adelboden, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kitzbuhel, Schladming, Garmisch Partenkirchen, and Are. In addition, fans can visit the skiing channel on UniversalSports.com/skiing for updated schedules, news, video highlights, special features, photo galleries, sweepstakes and more.
UPCOMING ALPINE WORLD CUP PROGRAMMING ON NBC AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS:
(All times Eastern)
Nov. 28 Men’s Downhill – Lake Louise, Canada 1:30 p.m. USTV
Nov. 29 Men’s Super G – Lake Louise, Canada 1 p.m. USTV
Nov. 29 Women’s Giant Slalom – Aspen, Colo. 3 p.m. NBC
Dec. 4 Women’s Downhill – Lake Louise, Canada 2:30 p.m. USTV
Dec. 5 Women’s Downhill – Lake Louise, Canada 2:30 p.m. USTV
Dec. 6 Women’s Super G – Lake Louise, Canada 1 p.m. USTV
Dec. 6 Men’s Downhill – Beaver Creek, Colo. 3 p.m. NBC
Dec. 6 Women’s Giant Slalom – Aspen, Colo. 7 p.m. USTV
Dec. 11 Men’s Super Combined – Val d’Isere, France 10 a.m. USTV
Dec. 12 Men’s Super G – Val d’Isere, France 10 a.m. USTV
Dec. 12 Women’s Giant Slalom – Are, Sweden 12:30 p.m. USTV
Dec. 13 Men’s Giant Slalom – Val d’Isere, France 10 a.m. USTV
Dec. 13 Women’s Slalom – Are, Sweden 12:30 p.m. USTV
Dec. 13 Men’s Downhill – Beaver Creek, Colo. 5 p.m. USTV
Dec. 18 Women’s Super Combined – Val d’Isere, France 10 a.m. USTV
Dec. 18 Men’s Super G – Val Gardena, Italy 2:30 p.m. USTV
Dec. 19 Women’s Downhill – Val d’Isere, France 10 a.m. USTV
Dec. 19 Men’s Downhill – Val Gardena, Italy 12:30 p.m. USTV
Dec. 20 Women’s Super G – Val d’Isere, France 10 a.m. USTV
Dec. 20 Men’s Giant Slalom – Alta Badia, Italy 12:30 p.m. USTV
*Schedule subject to change. Visit UniversalSports.com for up-to-date television and online event schedules and availability of Universal Sports’ 24-hour network.
BODE’S DIARY ON UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM: Bode Miller, 2008 World Cup overall champion and the most successful U.S. ski racer with 31 World Cup victories, continues his weekly diary on UniversalSports.com. In addition, UniversalSports.com features blogs from Julia Mancuso (Alpine), Kaylin Richardson (Alpine), Resi Stiegler (Alpine), Casey Puckett (Ski Cross), Scott McCartney (Alpine) and Tyson Bolduc (Freestyle).
COUNTDOWN TO VANCOUVER: Vignettes highlighting Olympic hopefuls will run daily on Universal Sports and UniversalSports.com. Starting Dec. 1, Universal Sports will present a nightly show-Countdown to Vancouver-that will continue through Feb. 12, 2010, the day of the Opening Ceremony in Vancouver. Airing nightly at 8 p.m. ET, the program will originate from Universal Sports’ Los Angeles studio and will include Winter Olympic sport news and highlights, as well as analysis, features, interviews and guests. The program will provide highlights of the more than 300 Olympic sporting events airing across NBC Sports, Universal Sports and UniversalSports.com from now until the start of the Winter Games in Vancouver. A Countdown to Vancouver sweepstakes will also run on Universal Sports and UniversalSports.com during the shows.
WORLD CUPS ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports is the home of the entire 2009-10 FIS Alpine World Cup season. In addition, FIS Cross Country, Ski Jumping, Freestyle, and Nordic Combined World Cup events are all available on the network. Universal Sports will be delivering coverage of many prestigious winter sporting events leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, including speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, short track, luge, bobsled and skeleton.