CTV and TSN Glide into the Nation’s Capital for the 2017 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Beginning January 20

— January 18, 2017

– Coverage begins with the Women's Short and Ice Dance Short Programs airing Friday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN –

– 2017 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS are the first national sporting event held in the nation’s capital as part of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations –

– CTV and TSN are home to Skate Canada domestic figure skating events –

TORONTO (January 18, 2017) – Canada’s skating stars take centre stage at Ottawa’s TD Place as the nation’s best compete at the 2017 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, airing Jan. 20–21 on CTV and TSN. The championships are the first national sporting event headlining Ottawa’s year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. Live coverage begins Friday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN with the Women's Short Program and Ice Dance Short Program (see below for CTV and TSN’s complete broadcast schedule). Live streaming of the 2017 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS is available to subscribers on the CTV GO app and via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app. French-language coverage of the event is available on RDS2. Brian Williams once again hosts CTV and TSN’s coverage of the CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, bringing his extensive experience covering the Olympic Winter Games and Canadian and World Figure Skating Championships. Williams is joined by Rod Black, the voice of figure skating in Canada, in the broadcast booth alongside analyst Tracy Wilson, a seven-time Canadian Ice Dance champion. SPORTSCENTRE’s Sara Orlesky reports from rinkside and backstage. TSN delivers an in-depth interview with Canadian figure skating stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir as well as a special feature on defending Canadian men’s champion Patrick Chan’s free program, skated to music composed by Canadian pairs skater Eric Radford. The 2017 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS are headlined by Olympic Winter Games gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, competing in the Ice Dance against defending Canadian champions Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje. Also taking to the ice are 2016 world champions and defending Canadian champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, looking to capture their sixth consecutive national title; defending Canadian men’s champion and three-time world champion Patrick Chan; defending women’s champion Alaine Chartrand; and two-time Canadian champion Kaetlyn Osmond. CTV and TSN are the official broadcasters of Skate Canada domestic events. Broadcast Schedule CTV’s, TSN’s, and RDS’s 2017 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS schedule is as follows*: Friday, Jan. 20
  • Women's Short Program and Ice Dance Short Program – 3 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5
  • Men's Short Program and Pairs Short Program – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN3, and TSN5
Saturday, Jan. 21
  • Women's Free Skate and Ice Dance Free Skate – 1 p.m. ET on CTV**
  • Pairs Free Skate and Men's Free Skate – 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV**
* Schedule subject to change **Please check CTV.ca for local listings

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 15 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 #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, 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.

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