NHK Trophy kicks off Friday on

Coverage begins with the pairs short at 1:35 a.m. ET

Three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir is one of the top men competing in Tokyo this weekend.
Three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir is one of the top men competing in Tokyo this weekend. (Lynn Rutherford)


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(11/25/2008) -'s coverage of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series continues with the final stop before the Grand Prix Final -- the NHK Trophy.

Coverage kicks off Friday, Nov. 28, at 1:35 a.m. ET with the pairs short program, followed by the men's short at 3:00 a.m. ET, the ladies short at 4:55 a.m. ET and original dance at 6:45 a.m. ET.

Note: Compulsory dance will not be shown live and will not be available on-demand.

The competition continues on Saturday, Nov. 29, with the pairs free skate starting at 12:15 a.m. ET, followed by the free dance at 2:00 a.m. ET and the ladies free at 4:45 a.m. ET. Coverage concludes with the men's free at 11:00 p.m. ET.

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