News to stream U.S. sectionals live

Season Pass subscribers to have access to coverage of all three competitions Nov. 11-12

Tonia Kwiatkowski will co-host "ICE Desk Live" with Sarah Hughes.
Tonia Kwiatkowski will co-host "ICE Desk Live" with Sarah Hughes. (courtesy of Tonia Kwiatkowski)


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By U.S. Figure Skating
(10/19/2012) - U.S. Figure Skating and announced today that will broadcast simultaneous live coverage of all three sectional championships on Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12. All sectional coverage will be available to Season Pass subscribers.

The 2013 sectional championships are set for Nov. 9-13. The Eastern Sectional Championships will take place in Hyannis, Mass., the Midwestern sectional in Strongsville, Ohio, and the Pacific Coast sectional in Provo, Utah. will go live and rotate between each of the three sectionals based on the events taking place at that time. Sarah Hughes, the 2002 Olympic champion, and Tonia Kwiatkowski, a three-time U.S. medalist, will host "Ice Desk Live" from the MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) broadcast studios at Chelsea Market, located in the epicenter of New York's technology sector and the same building in which MLBAM, U.S. Figure Skating's digital media partner, is headquartered. The duo will provide expert analysis and updates from each sectional, interview special in-studio guests and look ahead to the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

A full broadcast schedule will be posted following the conclusion of the last three regional championships this weekend. Like previous seasons, video of every competitor will be available on-demand to Season Pass subscribers.

Every year, the sectional championships serve as the final qualifier for the U.S. championships. The top four skaters at each level in all four disciplines will compete Jan. 20-27 at the 2013 U.S. Championships in Omaha, Neb.