The World’s Top Skaters Glide into Regina for the 2017 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL, Exclusively on CTV and TSN October 27 and 28

— October 26, 2017

–The field at the 2017 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL is headlined by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir –
– Coverage begins with the Women’s and Ice Dance Short Programs tomorrow, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN –
– CTV and TSN are home to all Skate Canada domestic figure skating events –

TORONTO (October 26, 2017) – Olympic gold medallists and three-time world champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir compete for their seventh Ice Dance title as they headline the global competition at the 2017 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL, live from the Brandt Centre in Regina, Oct. 27-28. As the official broadcaster of Skate Canada domestic events, TSN and CTV’s live coverage begins tomorrow with the Women’s and Ice Dance Short Program at 3p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4 (see below or visit TSN.ca for complete broadcast schedule). 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 2017 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 seven-time Canadian Ice Dance champion. 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. Joining Virtue and Moir as part of the star-studded field of Canadian favourites at the 2017 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL is six-time Canadian champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, skating for their fourth-consecutive Pairs title; three-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist Patrick Chan, who hopes to capture his third consecutive title in the Men’s competition; and World Championship silver medallist Katelyn Osmond, who competes in the Women’s field. Broadcast Schedule Friday, Oct. 27
  • Women's and Ice Dance Short Programs – 3 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
  • Men's and Pairs Short Programs – 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Women's and Ice Dance Free Programs – 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 and CTV**
  • Men's Free Programs – 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 and CTV**
  • Pair’s Free Programs – 7 p.m. MT/8 p.m. CT on CTV Alberta, CTV­ Winnipeg, and CTV Saskatchewan
Schedule is subject to change **Please check CTV.ca for local listings Following the 2017 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL, CTV and TSN’s figure skating coverage continues with the 2018 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS from Jan. 8-14, live from the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver.

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