U.S. Figure Skating Announces Schedule for 2006-07 Televised Events

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(8/8/06) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today the schedule of U.S. Figure Skating televised events for the 2006-2007 season, including event dates, locations and broadcast dates. These six U.S. Figure Skating events will be broadcast over 14 hours on ABC and 20 hours on ESPN and ESPN2 for a total of 34 hours. Of those 34 hours, 10 will be aired live. The TV schedule is subject to change.

The season begins with the 2006 U.S. Figure Skating Campbell's Cup on Sunday, Oct. 15, in Cincinnati, Ohio, which will be televised live on ABC from 1-3 p.m. EST. The event will feature an international field skating in a unique competition format to be announced next week.

The season will also feature three multi-day events, beginning with 2006 Skate America from Oct. 26-29 in Hartford, Conn. Skate America is the first of six ISU Grand Prix Series events in six countries. In January, the best skaters in the country will convene in Spokane, Wash., for the 2007 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The event will be held Jan. 21-27 at the Spokane Arena and Convention Center.

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships return to the United States for the second straight year, as athletes from four continents and more than 12 countries compete for international prestige and prize money Feb. 8-11 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Also returning this season are two additional one-day televised events, similar to the Campbell's Cup. The 2006 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge will return to Agganis Arena at Boston University for a live ABC broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 10, and the season will conclude with the 2007 Marshalls International Figure Skating Showcase on April 14.

2006 U.S. Figure Skating Campbell's Cup
Oct. 15, 2006
Cincinnati, Ohio; US Bank Arena
Event details to be announced next week.

2006 Skate America
Oct. 26-29, 2006
Hartford, Conn.; Hartford Civic Center
Skate America is the first event of the 2006 ISU Grand Prix Series, which includes six point-earning events and the Grand Prix Final.

2006 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge
Dec. 10, 2006
Boston, Mass.; Agganis Arena at Boston University
Event details to be announced at a later date.

2007 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Jan. 21-27, 2007
Spokane, Wash.; Spokane Arena and Spokane Convention Center The 88th annual U.S. Figure Skating Championships will feature competition in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing on three levels: novice, junior and senior.

2007 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
Feb. 8-11, 2007
Colorado Springs, Colo.; World Arena
The Four Continents Championships is the equivalent of the European Championships for the world's top skaters in North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. More than 100 athletes from 12 countries are expected to compete in the event.

2007 Marshalls International Figure Skating Showcase
April 14, 2007
Location TBA
Event details to be announced at a later date.