CTV and TSN Deliver Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2018 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL, October 26 and 27
— October 17, 2018
– Coverage begins with the Men’s and Pairs Short Programs on Friday, Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4 –
– CTV and TSN are home to all Skate Canada domestic figure skating events –
TORONTO (October 17, 2018) – The world’s top skaters glide into Laval, Québec for the 2018 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL as CTV and TSN pair up to deliver exclusive coverage of all four disciplines spanning the ladies’, men’s, pairs, and ice dance competitions. Live from the Place Bell, broadcast coverage begins with the Men’s and Pairs Short Programs on Friday, Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4. The complete broadcast schedule is available here.
The networks’ live coverage of the 2018 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL is also available to CTV, TSN, and TSN Direct subscribers via CTV.ca and TSN.ca, as well as the CTV and TSN apps. French-language coverage of the 2018 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL is available on RDS and RDS2.
For the eighth consecutive year, CTV’s and TSN’s coverage is led by the industry’s top figure skating broadcast team of Brian Williams, Rod Black, Tracy Wilson, and Sara Orlesky. As the host of the 2018 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL, Williams brings his extensive experience covering the Olympic Winter Games and Canadian and World Figure Skating Championships. The voice of figure skating in Canada, Black, is joined by Wilson, a decorated Canadian figure skating champion and Olympic bronze medallist. Reporting from rinkside and backstage is Orlesky, who covered figure skating events at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and every Skate Canada International and Canadian National event since 2011.
Headlining this year’s event is 2018 Canadian national silver medallist Keegan Messing in the men’s field, 2016 Canadian national champion Alaine Chartrand in ladies competition, Skate Canada’s Ice Dance darlings and six-time national medallists Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier; as well as two-time national bronze medallists Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro, who are set to compete in the pairs competition.
International competitors include Japan’s 2018 Olympic silver medallist Shoma Uno in men’s action, young Russian superstar and 2018 Olympic silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva in the ladies competition, and 2018 World Championship bronze medallists Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès in pairs.
As the home to Skate Canada domestic figure skating events, CTV’s and TSN’s figure skating coverage continues with the 2019 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS from Jan. 13-20, live from the Harbour Station in Saint John, N.B.
About CTV CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 17 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.
About TSN TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN Direct, TSN.ca, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup™, Premier League, Soccer Canada, CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.