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2016 World Championships Viewer's Guide

Icenetwork's video coverage to extend from competition to backstage
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The showdown between Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu (left) and world champion Javier Fernández -- who train together in Toronto -- is one of the most compelling storylines at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships. -Getty Images

Icenetwork will provide live and on-demand video coverage of the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships, March 30-April 2 from Boston, Massachusetts.

SCHEDULE

Icenetwork will broadcast live from the TD Garden. The live streaming schedule for the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships is below.

(All times are Eastern. Schedule is subject to change.)

Wednesday, March 30

10:45 a.m. - Short dance
5:00 p.m. - Opening ceremony
6:15 p.m. - Men's short program

Thursday, March 31
12:10 p.m. - Ladies short program
7:30 p.m. - Free Dance

Friday, April 1
1:15 p.m. - Pairs short program
6:45 p.m. - Men's free skate

Saturday, April 2
12:54 p.m. - Pairs free skate
7:00 p.m. - Ladies free skate (groups 1-2)*

Sunday, April 3
2:00 p.m. - Exhibition of Champions

*NBC will be on the air for the last two groups of the ladies free skate; therefore, that portion of the competition will not be shown live on icenetwork. On-demand video of the last two groups of the ladies free skate will be available on icenetwork sometime after the conclusion of the event.

ANNOUNCERS

Icenetwork's announcing team will be headed up by Mike Mancuso, who will handle the play-by-play duties. Joining Mancuso in the booth will be Olympic champion Charlie White, three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, two-time U.S. champion John Coughlin and former U.S. silver medalist Tonia Kwiatkowski.

BACKSTAGE COVERAGE

In addition to broadcasting the competition, icenetwork will provide FREE behind-the-scenes video to all registered users beginning Wednesday, March 30. This coverage will include live segments from the icenetwork ICE Desk (see schedule below), interviews, press conferences, draws and more. Olympic silver medalist Tanith Belbin White will serve as host of the ICE Desk, where she will be joined by Charlie White, Coughlin, Weiss, YouTube personality Michael Buckley and special guests throughout the week. Buckley will also conduct backstage interviews.

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"ICE Desk" Live Streaming Schedule

(All times are Eastern. Schedule and special guests are subject to change.)

Wednesday, March 30
• Following the opening ceremony at approximately 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 31
• Following the ladies short program at approximately 5:55 p.m.
• Prior to the free dance at approximately 7:15 p.m.
• Between groups 2 and 3 of the free dance at approximately 9:01 p.m.
• Following the free dance at approximately 11:05 p.m.

Friday, April 1
• Following the pairs short program at approximately 4:53 p.m.
• Prior to the men's free skate at approximately 6:30 p.m.
• Between groups 2 and 3 of the men's free skate at approximately 8:40 p.m. (Special guest: Ekaterina Gordeeva)
• Following the men's free skate at approximately 11:05 p.m.

Saturday, April 2
• Following the pairs free skate at approximately 4:10 p.m.
• Prior to the ladies free skate at approximately 6:45 p.m.
• Between groups 2 and 3 of the ladies free skate at approximately 8:49 p.m. (Special guests: Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani)
• Following the ladies free skate at approximately 11:05 p.m.

Press Conference Schedule

(All times are Eastern. Schedule is subject to change.)

Wednesday, March 30
• Short dance at approximately 3:30 p.m.
• Men's short program at approximately 11:05 p.m.

Thursday, March 31
• Ladies short program at approximately 6:15 p.m.
• Free dance at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Friday, April 1
• Pairs short program at approximately 5:10 p.m.
• Men's free skate at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Saturday, April 2
• Pairs free skate at approximately 4:20 p.m.
• Ladies free skate at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Draw Schedule

(All times are Eastern. Schedule is subject to change.)

Wednesday, March 30
• Free dance draw (preceding short dance press conference)
• Men's free skate draw (preceding men's short program press conference)

Thursday, March 31
• Pairs short program draw at approximately 4:30 p.m.
• Ladies free skate draw (preceding ladies short program press conference)

Friday, April 1
• Pairs free skate draw (preceding pairs short program press conference)