The 2022-23 figure skating season opens this weekend as we prepare for ISU Skate America 2022. All this weekend’s action will be live streamed on Peacock Premium. In the meantime, fans can also watch figure skating for free by signing up for a free trial of fuboTV.
The event is scheduled to take place at The Skating Club of Boston in Norwood, Massachusetts. Among those on watch this weekend will be 17-year-old American Ilya Malinin, known on social media as a “quadgod” after hitting a quadruple pivot in competition. While select programs will air on NBC-affiliated networks later this week, some events may be delayed. The only place to watch every event is through Peacock Premium.
ISU Skate America 2022
When does the event start? Which TV channel will this be on? – This weekend’s action begins at 7:30 p.m. on USA Network. Saturday’s coverage will air at 3 p.m. on NBC and 8 p.m. on USA Network. Meanwhile, Sunday’s action at 2 p.m. on E! will be broadcast on However, some programming will be exclusive to Peacock Premium.
live stream information: fuboTV | sling | Direct TV | Peacock Premium – Fans can watch every event live through Peacock Premium. Fans can also stream TV coverage through fuboTV and DirecTV, which have free trials. Sling is also running a deal on new sign-ups.
Meanwhile, all events will be available to stream live through Peacock Premium.
Full Skate America 2022 TV Schedule (All Time EST)
Friday, October 21
Pair Short Program | 7:30 pm | Stream: Peacock Premium
Pairs/Male Short Program | TV: USA Network |
Pair Short Program | 8.45 pm | Stream: Peacock Premium
Saturday, October 22
Rhythm Dance | 2:40 pm | Stream: Peacock Premium
Rhythm Dance/Women’s Short Program | 3 pm | TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV
Women’s short program | 4:15 pm | Stream: Peacock Premium
Pairs Free Skate | 7:15 pm | Stream: Peacock Premium
Pairs/Men’s Free Skates | 8 o’clock | TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV
Men’s Free Skate | 9 pm | Stream: Peacock Premium
Sunday, October 23
Free Dance | 1 pm | Stream: Peacock Premium
Free Dance/Women’s Free Skate | 2 pm | TV: E! , Stream: fuboTV
Women’s Free Skate | 3 pm | Stream: Peacock Premium
More coverage via The Associated Press
The new face of American figure skating began playing with the quadruple axle, a leaping unicorn that had never even competed when it began seeing some of the sport’s best about a year earlier.
Yuzuru Hanyu, a two-time Olympic champion? He kept coming up short on the 4 1/2-rotation jump. US gold medalist Nathan Chen at the Beijing Games in February? He couldn’t even pull it.
“At first it was a joke,” explained Ilya Malinin, “but after a while, I realized it might be possible.”
The possibility became a reality last month at the US Classic in Lake Placid, New York. Malinin used the lower-level event as a launching pad for making the toughest jumps in figure skating, and in doing so, found himself not only the new face of American skating but an early favorite to win gold at the 2026 Winter Olympics. As stamped. Italy.
“For me in general, after getting into that jump, it made me feel a lot more confident,” said 17-year-old Malinin, who made his senior Grand Prix debut at Skate America near Boston this weekend. “It makes me realize that when there’s a lot of stress and too much pressure on you, I’m more likely to take it out on the competition.”
What makes the quad axle so difficult is that it is a jump with a forward entry in figure skating, forcing skaters into additional half-rotations. The triple axle is quite a nuisance for most men and women, which is why the jump has a high point value. But adding another 360 degrees to the jump tests the limits of human performance.
Malinin, who goes by “quadg0d” on social media, began working on it by improving his triple axle. Then, he used a pull harness to help him gain the height needed to make 4 1/2 turns. And then he took the jump to the ice, where he crashed so many times that any sane person would probably have given up.
problem now? Since no one had ever completed it, the base value of the quad axle is not much higher than that of other quad jumps, and this makes it a risk-reward proposition where the risk mostly exceeds the reward.
“If they raise the base price, that would be a reason to try to practice a lot. Right now, we’re not sure what to do with that,” Malinin said. “This is the practice now so the base price is higher in future years. It would be much more appropriate to put it. ,
In other words, there’s a chance Malinin doesn’t unheard the quad axle at his other scheduled event at Skate America, or the Grand Prix Espoo in late November in Finland. Both aim to earn enough points to qualify for the Grand Prix Final, which takes place in Turin, Italy, in December.
Malinin became the overwhelming favorite to win Skate America last weekend when Olympic silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama of Japan withdrew due to injury. Chen and fellow American Olympian Vincent Zhou are taking years off, and strong Russian skaters are still barred from competing because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
“I think for Skate America, it’s really important for me to skate clean,” Malinin said, “and I think there’s just kind of a basic layout for my program, and nothing exaggerated or two.” To create a layout where I can perform it really well and really consistently and give me the best shot at going to the finals.”
Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto, who broke Russia’s sweep of the Olympic podium with a bronze medal in Beijing, will be out in the women’s competition at Skate America. The top American could be 15-year-old junior world champion Isabeau Levito, who will make his senior Grand Prix debut with an eye on the 2026 Winter Games.
The Americans should be ice dancing favorites at Skate America in world bronze medalist Madison Chalk and Evan Bates, who helped the U.S. team win silver at the Beijing Games. Both replaced retired Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue as the nation’s top team, although Caitlin Havec and Jean-Luc Baker are not far behind.
“It’s true that a lot has changed in the last eight months since the Olympics,” Bates said, “but nothing really changed for us. We knew we wanted to continue to skate. We love our skating. We know there’s a lot of room for growth in our skating.”
Alexa Nearim and Brandon Frazier took advantage of Russian absences to win their first world title in March, capping off a dream season that included a stellar performance at the Beijing Games. Her biggest challenge in Skate America could come from young Anastasia Smirnova and current US junior champion Danilo Sianitsia.