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ITV’s Dancing on Ice returns this Sunday, 6 January, at 6.15pm on ITV1. For anyone in search of media overload on the programme, the links are:

Official website: www.itv.com/dancingonice

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/dancingonice

Twitter: http://twitter.com/dancingonice

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BBC breakfast’s weather broadcasts on Christmas Eve from 6am to 9am were broadcast from the seasonal ice rink at Somerset House. Former IW skater Charlotte Aiken and ice dance partner Josh Whidborne were skating at the rink during the weather forecasts, and were interviewed during the 6.45am slot.

 

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Broadcasts of the World Figure Skating Championships in Nice start on Wednesday 28 March for anyone with access to British Eurosport – you can forget about having any coverage on the BBC. British Eurosport’s schedule is as follows (times in BST):

Wednesday 28 March
15.30 to 17.00 Pairs, short
19.45 to 21.30 Dance, short (live)

Thursday 29 March
15.30 to 17.00 Ladies, short
19.45 to 21.15 Dance, free (live)
21.15 to 22.15 Dance, short highlights

Friday 30 March
17.45 to 19.00 Men, short
19.00 to 21.30 Pairs, free (live)

Saturday 31 March
10.30 to 12.00 Pairs, free (repeat)
15.30 to 17.00 Men, free
19.30 to 21.30 Ladies, free (live)

Sunday 1 April
18.00 to 19.45 Gala

The event is also viewable on the internet in English through Eurosport Player at www.eurosportplayer.co.uk and using the Eurosport Player app on iPhone, iTouch and iPad. Monthly subscription costs apply.

It should also be possible to watch the World Figure Skating Championships in Nice on the Russia 2 TV channel, obviously with commentary in Russian, using the Russian TV app on an iPhone/iPad, for which there is a small subscription fee. See our previous story on the European championships.

Nice 2012 official website: www.worlds2012.fr

Results: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent00011327.htm

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If you have an iPhone you can follow the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield on the  Россия 2 channel on the app Russian TV. The app has a schedule, just look for the keywords: Чемпионатов Европы (European Championships) to find out broadcast times. This is the same channel that provides the internet stream. All commentary is, of course, in Russian.

The app is free but the service has a subscription cost of US 99 cents a day and will provide reminders that a subscription is due during playback.

The app may be available for iPad but iowskaters hasn’t been able to try this. It might be worth keeping an eye on this channel for future skating events.

Channel Russia 2, available through the Russian TV iPhone app

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The BBC’s live red button coverage of the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield begins on Thursday. There is also limited coverage on Eurosport UK. The intended schedule is:

Thursday 26 January
BBC Red Button 18:30-21:30 European Figure Skating: Pairs Free Skating (Eurosport UK has one hour of highlights at 21:00, repeated Friday at 22.15)

Friday 27 January
BBC Red Button 18:00-21:20 European Figure Skating: Ice Dance Free (Eurosport UK has 75 minutes of highlights at 21:00)

Saturday 28 January
BBC Red Button 11:55-16:00 European Figure Skating: Men Free Skating (Eurosport UK has live coverage from 14:45)
BBC Red Button 17:30-21:25 European Figure Skating: Ladies Free Skating (Eurosport UK has 75 minutes of coverage from 21:00)

Sunday 29 January
BBC2 13:00-14:30 European Skating Championships highlights (moved to 1pm on Monday 30 January on BBC 2)
Eurosport UK has live coverage of the gala from 14:45 (the BBC has nothing).

Eurosport UK has further broadcasts of parts of the championships during the week beginning 30 January. There is a short version of the gala at 3.30pm on Tuesday 31 January.

BBC coverage details according to NISA. Times may be subject to change. Red button coverage on Freeview/terrestrial TV may be limited as other sporting events may be broadcast.

Outside the UK, the event can be watched on the ISU’s online skating pay-to-view channel: http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/pay/index.html

NISA link: http://www.iceskating.org.uk/node/5165

BBC Red Button: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/5345480.stm

Eurosport: http://www.eurosport.com/

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The 2011 World Figure Skating Championships get under way on 25 April in Moscow with the preliminary rounds. The event was rescheduled and relocated from Tokyo after the devastating tsunami in Japan.

The schedule for the rest of the event is:

Wednesday 27 April: Men’s short programme; Pairs’ short programme
Thursday 28 April: Men’s free programme, Pairs’ free programme
Friday 29 April: Ladies’ short programme; Ice Dance short programme
Saturday 30 April: Ladies’ free programme; Ice Dance free programme
Sunday 1 May: Exhibition gala

TV coverage on Eurosport in the UK begins on Wednesday 27 April at 17.45 with the pairs short. On Thursday 28 April, coverage starts at 16.10 with the pairs free, followed at 18:00 by the men’s free. The short dance is at 17:45 on Friday 29 April and repeated at 08:15 on Saturday 30 April. Also on Saturday, the ladies’ free starts at 13:00 and the free dance at 17:30 (repeated 09:00 Sunday). The exhibition gala is at 22:00 on Sunday 1 May. All times are according to Eurosport’s TV schedule: start times and duration may change, especially if world snooker championship coverage overruns. Some events – the men’s and ladies’ short programmes – have no UK TV coverage.

There appears to be no coverage on the BBC, not even on the Red Button channels for sport.

Links

Official championships website: http://www.isuworlds2011.com/

International Skating Union: http://www.isu.org

UK team details (NISA): http://www.iceskating.org.uk/node/4722

Eurosport schedule: http://tv.eurosport.co.uk/tvschedule.shtml

BBC Red Button sports schedule: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/5345480.stm

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Coverage of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Bern, Switzterland, begins on Eurosport and Eurosport HD at 13.30 on Wednesday 26 January. The event ends with the gala on 30 January.

Results from the event will be posted at: http://www.isuresults.com/results/ec2011/

Event website: http://www.euroskate2011.com/en/news

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