Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Join CTV/TSN’s Broadcast Team for This Weekend’s 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

— January 21, 2016

– Virtue and Moir, two-time world champions and Olympic Winter Games gold medallist ice dancers, contribute behind-the-scenes features from the 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS –
– Coverage begins with the Women's Short and Ice Dance Short Programs tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 22) at 2 p.m. ET on TSN –
– CTV and TSN are home to Skate Canada domestic figure skating events –

TORONTO (January 21, 2016) – Two-time World Ice Dance Champions, 2010 Olympic Champions, and six-time Canadian Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will join CTV’s and TSN’s best-in-class broadcast team for the 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, airing on the two networks Jan. 22–23. Virtue and Moir contribute special behind-the-scenes features airing throughout the competition, which begins live tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 22) at 2 p.m. ET on TSN with the Women's Short and Ice Dance Short Programs (see below for CTV’s and TSN’s complete broadcast schedule). Live streaming of the 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS is available on the CTV GO app and to TSN subscribers on TSN GO. French-language coverage of the event is available on RDS and RDS2. 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. Williams hosts the 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, 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 seven-time Canadian Ice Dance champion. Reporting rinkside and backstage is Orlesky, who covered figure skating events at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This year’s 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS host city is specifically notable for Williams and Wilson, who first worked together when Halifax hosted the 1990 World Figure Skating Championships 26 years ago. Fans can also follow Wilson’s blog on TSN.ca as she delivers a preview and post-event analysis of the 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS. The 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS features 2015 World Pair Champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, who are looking to win their fifth consecutive title. Current Canadian champion Nam Nguyen and three-time world champion Patrick Chan headline the men’s field, while two-time Ice Dance world medallists Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje aim for their second Canadian title, and Gabrielle Daleman defends her 2015 Canadian title against a field that includes two-time Canadian champion Kaetlyn Osmond. Broadcast Schedule CTV’s, TSN’s, and RDS’s 2016 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS schedule is as follows*: Friday, Jan. 22
  • Women's Short and Ice Dance Short – 2 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS
  • Men's Short and Pairs Short – 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and RDS2
Saturday, Jan. 23
  • Women's Free and Ice Dance Free – 1:30 p.m. ET on CTV** and RDS
  • Pairs Free and Men's Free – 7 p.m. ET on CTV** and RDS
* Schedule subject to change **Please check CTV.ca for local listings      

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