2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America will take place Oct. 18‒20 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The following is a comprehensive list of how to follow the event:
NBC will air live coverage of the ladies free skate and highlights of the men’s free skate and free dance from the previous day on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m. (ET). Tom Hammond will call the action alongside Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic, Tracy Wilson and Andrea Joyce. In conjunction with NBC’s live coverage, icenetwork will broadcast live backstage coverage with host Tanith Belbin. The feed will be free for all registered users (no subscription required).
In addition to NBC’s coverage, icenetwork will provide live and on-demand coverage for Season Pass subscribers of the rest of the event.
The icenetwork team is led by Mike Mancuso (play-by-play), and features former Olympic, World and U.S. medalists. Returning to the broadcast booth are Tonia Kwiatkowski, a three-time U.S. medalist, and Tanith Belbin, a five-time U.S. ice dancing champion and Olympic silver medalist with Ben Agosto.
In addition to subscription video, icenetwork will offer free coverage of Skate America, including video, live results, event recaps, blogs and photo galleries. Free video content will include interviews and backstage footage. Belbin will host “AT&T Ice Desk Live” throughout the event, offering her insight and analysis on the competition, as well as conduct behind-the-scenes interviews. Icenetwork will provide a unique second-screen experience for fans throughout NBC’s live coverage on Sunday.
AT&T Ice Desk Live
“Ice Desk Live” will allow fans to hear insights, reactions and commentary from icenetwork’s assortment of talent covering the event. Hosted by Belbin, this fast-paced live show will include immediate reactions following competition, previews of what is about to come and questions from fans watching at home.
“AT&T Ice Desk Live” Streaming Schedule
• Prior to the men’s short program at 6:30 p.m.
• Prior to the men’s free skate at 6:30 p.m.
• After the completion of the ladies free skate at 6:00 p.m.
Event Hashtag: #SA2013
Follow along with everyone tweeting about the event and use the event hashtag yourself to add to the conversation!
All day, every day the U.S. Figure Skating Twitter will be bringing you news, updates and behind-the-scenes photos from the 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Follow @USFigureSkating on Twitter to be the most up-to-date on everything happening in Detroit.