The country’s best figure skaters are in Columbus, Ohio this week for the 2024 Prevagen U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The annual figure skating “Nationals” will help determine the men’s, women’s, pairs and ice dance teams that will represent the U.S. at the upcoming Four Continents Championships and the 2024 World Figure Skating Championship in March.
Want to watch the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on TV and online? Here’s what you need to know.
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U.S. Figure Skating Championships 2024: Date, Time, Location
The 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships take place from January 22 to 28 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
The junior events kick off the competition on January 23 and 24, with the senior nationals taking place between January 25 to 28. See a full schedule here.
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How to Watch the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on TV
The U.S. Figure Skating Championships will air across NBC and the USA Network this year, with both channels offering live coverage of the competition. If you have cable, you’ll be able to watch the Nationals on your local NBC affiliate and USA.
Per U.S. Figure Skating, NBC’s three-day live telecast window for the 2024 Prevagen U.S. Figure Skating Championships, features live coverage of the men’s, women’s and ice dance disciplines, including NBC primetime coverage of the women’s free skate on Friday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET.
Terry Gannon once again returns to handle play-by-play, with 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir as analysts. Five-time U.S. ice dance champ and Olympic silver medalist Ben Agosto will be an analyst on the ice dance events, and Andrea Joyce returns as a reporter.
How to Watch the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Online
Want to stream the U.S. Figure Skating Championships online? There are a couple of ways to watch the competition online without cable, including a way to watch it for free.
OFFICIAL STREAMING PARTNER
Peacock is the official streaming home of the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and the streamer will have a live feed of all the events online. You can either choose the “World Feed” or the U.S. feed, with American commentary.
Peacock lets you livestream the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on your phone, laptop, tablet or TV through the Peacock app. You’ll also be able to stream other figure skating competitions online as well or watch replays on-demand. Don’t have Peacock? Sign up for a month of access for just $5.99 or get an annual plan for $59.99 here to save 17 percent off.
LIVE TV STREAMING
One of the best ways to watch the U.S. Figure Skating Championships online without cable is through DirecTV Stream, a live TV streaming service.
DirecTV Stream has more than 75 live TV channels that you can watch online, including NBC and USA. Even better: they have a five-day free trial that you can use to watch the U.S. Figure Skating Championships online for free. Continue on with plans starting at $69.99/month or cancel before your free trial is up to avoid being charged.
WATCH LIVE AND ON-DEMAND
Another way to livestream the U.S. Nationals online is through Fubo (or FuboTV), which carries NBC in most markets as well as the USA Network. Fubo has a seven-day free trial that you can use to watch the U.S. Figure Skating Championships live online free on NBC and USA. Fubo’s free trial also comes with free DVR, so you can record the events to watch back on-demand later.
Fubo’s streaming plans start at $79.99 a month for 180+ channels after your free trial period is over.
U.S. Figure Skating Championships 2024 Competitors, Predictions
Four senior national titles are up for grabs this week as the country’s top figure skaters compete across the men’s, women’s, pairs and ice dance fields.
“Quad God” Ilia Malinin is the defending men’s champion and once again predicted to repeat as National Champion. He’ll be challenged by former World Top 5 finisher Camden Pulkinen and sentimental fave Jason Brown, among other men in the mix.
On the women’s side, 16-year-old Isabeau Levito will be looking to defend her title. She’ll face off against a host of other youngsters vying for the crown, including 18-year-old Lindsay Thorngren, who finished second at the NHK Trophy in Japan. The veteran, Amber Glenn, could also make it onto the podium courtesy of her signature triple axel. Glenn is only the sixth American woman to ever land a clean triple Axel in international competition. 17-year-old Ava Marie Ziegler actually won the NHK Trophy but the teenager withdrew from Nationals to focus on the upcoming Four Continents Championships.
The pairs event is wide open with last year’s champs Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier sitting out this season. Top contenders include last year’s silver medalists Emily Chan and Spencer Howe, along with 2023 bronze medalists Ellie Kam and Danny O’Shea.
Perhaps the easiest bet to place this week is on the ice dance field, where World Champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates are expected to easily retain their U.S. title. The rest of the podium should feature Caroline Green and Michael Parsons, along with Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko.
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