As you fans know, the Ice Queens depend on broadcast television coverage of figure skating events. Paying for the ice network gets our blood boiling, and actually going to the events is a possibility that presents itself only rarely. (However, Liz IS attending Skate America this year!)
Trying to find a schedule of television coverage for the 2014-2015 season is downright impossible at this stage. However, USFSA did have this gem in their press release about Skate America.
“NBC will kick off its season-long coverage of the ISU Grand Prix Series with two hours live at Skate America from 4-6 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Oct. 26. Icenetwork will stream live coverage of the entire Grand Prix Series on a subscription basis. NBC will carry same-weekend coverage of the remaining Grand Prix events, while Universal Sports will broadcast live and delayed coverage throughout the Grand Prix season. Broadcast details will be announced at a later date.”
NBC with same-weekend coverage of all the Grand Prix events? I’ll believe it when I see it. Maybe the Tara and Johnny show has brought in enough viewers to wake up NBC Sports execs. Maybe the Today Show likes having T&J on so much that they’re forcing NBC Sports to provide timely coverage. Maybe it’s all a fever-induced dream I’m having – it was awfully hot here today.
At any rate, I can’t wait for the new season of The Ice Queens! We’ll keep you posted.