On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the crash of Sabena Flight 548 that claimed the lives of the entire U.S. World Figure Skating Team in Brussels, Belgium, the documentary film RISE will air on NBCSN on Feb. 11.
Commissioned by U.S. Figure Skating, RISE celebrates figure skating in America while honoring those lost in the tragedy. RISE debuted at 500 theaters across the country in a live, one-night-only nationwide event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the tragedy. The wide-spread acclaim for the film earned an encore date in theaters.
An inspirational cinematic feature about the power of the human spirit, RISE takes audiences on a journey that honors a remarkable group of athletes who, through their loss, inspired the hopes, dreams and successes of some of the most iconic names in Olympic sports history.
Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano and Michelle Kwan serve as storytellers for RISE, with reactions from other American figure skating legends.
All proceeds from the movie have gone to the Memorial Fund, a living legacy to the lives lost on that fateful day in 1961, which helps current skaters reach their skating and academic goals.
RISE will be shown at 9 p.m. ET. (check local listings), following an encore presentation of the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Best Of at 7 p.m. ET and proceeding a re-airing of the U.S. Figure Skating: 100th Anniversary Special at 11 p.m. (check local listings).