2013 Grand Prix Final, Junior Grand Prix Final Viewers’ Guide

4 Dec

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It seems like only yesterday we were starting the Junior Grand Prix and Grand Prix seasons … it’s hard to believe the Final is upon us! This week, six athletes or teams will face off against the best of both series. Headlining Team USA are Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who look to extend an already historical streak and win their fifth straight Grand Prix Final title. Joining them in the senior ranks is Ashley Wagner, who is the reigning Grand Prix Final silver medalist.

Team USA has a large group of junior athletes competing at Marine Messe Arena in Fukuoka, Japan. Three American ice dancers, two ladies and one man qualified for the event.

Davis and White are working on a second undefeated season. The reigning World champs notched victories at the U.S. International Classic, Skate America and NHK Trophy. Last year they made history by winning their fourth Grand Prix Final, a feat unmatched by an other athlete in any discipline.

Wagner also enjoyed a successful fall, first earning silver at Skate America and following that up with gold at Trophee Bompard.

Nathan Chen is making his ISU championship event debut alongside Polina Edmunds and ice dancers Rachel Parsons and Michaael Parsons. Chen and Edmunds earned a pair of gold medals this season at JGP events in Mexico and Belarus.

Angela Wang was fourth at the JGP Final a season ago. Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker and Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter make their JGP Final debuts in Japan.

NBC will air coverage of the Grand Prix Final from noon-2p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Dec. 8, with additional broadcast coverage on Universal Sports Network throughout the weekend.

Icenetwork Season Pass subscribers will have access to live video from both events. To become a registered user or a Season Pass subscriber, please visit www.icenetwork.com. Event coverage, including results, news, recaps and photos, will be available on icenetwork to all users.

The broadcast schedules are below.

2013 GRAND PRIX FINAL, JUNIOR GRAND PRIX FINAL ICENETWORK BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change)

Thursday, Dec. 5
12:45 a.m. – Junior ladies short (LIVE)
Wang – 12:52 a.m.
Edmunds – 1:18 a.m.
1:50 a.m. – Junior men’s short (LIVE)
Chen – 2:30 a.m.
2:55 a.m. – Junior pairs short (LIVE)
4:40 a.m. – Senior men’s short (LIVE)
5:50 a.m. – Senior ladies short (LIVE)
Wagner – 6:17 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 6
12:30 a.m. – Junior ladies free (LIVE)
1:40 a.m. – Junior men’s free (LIVE)
3 a.m. – Senior pairs short (LIVE)
4:15 a.m. – Senior short dance (LIVE)
Davis and White – 5:01 a.m.
5:30 a.m. – Senior men’s free (LIVE)
6:50 a.m. – Junior pairs short (LIVE)

Saturday, Dec. 7
1 a.m. – Junior short dance (LIVE)
Parsons and Parsons – 1:06 a.m.
McNarara and Carpenter – 5:33 a.m.
Hawayek and Baker – 5:39 a.m.
2:15 a.m. – Senior pairs free (LIVE)
3:50 a.m. – Senior free dance (LIVE)
5:20 a.m. – Senior ladies free (LIVE)
10:15 p.m. – Junior free dance (LIVE)

UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK 2013 GRAND PRIX FINAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change)

Thursday, Dec. 5
6 p.m. – Men’s short
8 p.m. – Ladies short

Friday, Dec. 6
11 a.m. – Pairs short
6 p.m. – Short dance

Saturday, Dec. 7
11 a.m. – Pairs free
Noon – Free dance

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