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How to watch World Figure Skating Championships


The World Figure Skating Championships kick off in Saitama, Japan when the best skaters in the world vie for the titles. Saitama was the site of two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu‘s first world title. This year, he will face reigning world champion Nathan Chen in their first head-to-head since the PyeongChang Olympics.

Joining Chen from the U.S. at worlds are Vincent Zhou, Jason Brown, Bradie Tennell, Mariah Bell, Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker.

Entry lists and results are here.

World Figure Skating Championships broadcast schedule (all times Eastern)


Pair’s short program: 9:30 p.m. (GOLD)


Ladies’ short program: 2 a.m. (GOLD); also on NBCSN beginning at noon

Pairs’ free skate: 9 p.m. (GOLD); also on NBCSN beginning Thursday at 1 p.m.


Men’s short program: 3 a.m. (GOLD); also on NBCSN beginning at 3 p.m.

Rhythm dance: 11 p.m. (GOLD); also on NBCSN beginning Friday at 7 p.m.


Ladies’ free skate 4:30 a.m. (GOLD); also on NBCSN beginning at 9 p.m.

Free dance: 11:30 p.m. (GOLD)


Men’s free skate: 4:30 a.m. (GOLD); also on NBCSN beginning at 1 p.m.

Coverage of the ladies’ and men’s free skates begins at 8 p.m. on NBC

Sunday, April 14: World figure skating championships coverage at 3 p.m.

MORE: Ladies’ preview | Pairs’ preview | Men’s Preview | Dance Preview

As a reminder, you can watch the world championships live and on-demand with the ‘Figure Skating Pass’ on NBC Sports Gold. Go to to sign up for access to every ISU Grand Prix and championship event, as well as domestic U.S. Figure Skating events throughout the season. NBC Sports Gold gives subscribers an unprecedented level of access on more platforms and devices than ever before.

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