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TORONTO (October 30, 2014) – TSN today announced that two-time world champions and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir join CTV and TSN’s live coverage of the 2014 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL, airing Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 from Prospera Place in Kelowna, B.C. Virtue and Moir contribute special behind-the-scenes features airing throughout the competition, and sit down for an interview with TSN’s Brian Williams. Live coverage begins with the Mens and Pairs Short Programs on Friday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN (see below for complete broadcast schedule).
The networks’ live coverage of the 2014 Skate Canada International is also available live and on demand to CTV and TSN subscribers via CTV GO and TSN GO. French-language coverage of the event is available on RDS and RDS2.
CTV and TSN are the official broadcasters of Skate Canada domestic events. The networks’ coverage is led by the industry’s top figure skating broadcast team of Williams, Rod Black, Tracy Wilson, and Sara Orlesky.
Williams hosts the 2014 Skate Canada International, bringing his extensive experience covering the Olympic Winter Games and Canadian and World Figure Skating Championships. Black, the voice of figure skating in Canada, is in the broadcast booth with analyst Wilson, a decorated Canadian figure skating champion. Reporting rinkside and backstage is Orlesky, who covered figure skating events at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
The 2014 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL features three-time national pairs champions and two-time World bronze medallists Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Canadian ice dancers and 2014 World silver medallists Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, and 2013 ladies bronze medallist Alaine Chartrand.
CTV and TSN’s figure skating coverage continues with the CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, running Jan.19-25, 2015 in Kingston, Ont.
CTV and TSN’s 2014 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL schedule is as follows*:
Friday, Oct. 31
- Mens and Pairs Short Programs – 4 p.m. ET across TSN
- Ladies Short Program and Ice Dance Short Dance – 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Saturday, Nov. 1
- Mens Free Program – 2 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4
- Pairs Free Program – 4:30 p.m. ET on CTV**
- Ice Dance Free Dance – 8 p.m. ET on CTV**
- Ladies Free Program – 10 p.m. ET across TSN
* Schedule subject to change
**Please check CTV.ca for local listings.
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