Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Tanith White Host the Two-Hour Telecast
Analyst Tracy Wilson On-Site in Bordeaux, France
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 11, 2015 – NBC continues its coverage of the 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series with Grand Prix France. Coverage of the men’s and ladies’ free skates begins this Sunday, Nov. 15, at Noon ET.
Americans competing in Bordeaux include 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Gracie Gold and 2013 U.S. champion Max Aaron, both making their second appearance in the 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Aaron won his first Grand Prix Series title at 2015 Progressive Skate America last month, while Gold finished second at the event.
Highlighting the international field are reigning World, European and Grand Prix champion Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia, who placed second at 2015 Skate Canada; 2014 Olympic team gold medalist Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia, who finished second in last year’s Grand Prix France; and 2014 Olympic silver medalist and three-time World champion Patrick Chan of Canada, who recently won gold in front of his home country’s fans at 2015 Skate Canada.
COMMENTATORS: Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White will host coverage. Analyst Tracy Wilson reports on-site from Meriadeck Ice Rink in Bordeaux, France.
Grand Prix France is the fourth event of the 2015 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. The Grand Prix Series, now in its 21st season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries are expected to participate in the series. Each athlete is eligible to score points in up to two of the six scheduled events. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 10-13, in Barcelona, Spain.
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