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More Figure Skating On NBC Sports Tomorrow (Sunday, January 10, 2010)

Saturday, January 9, 2010 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 4:46 PM, under , , , , , ,

Since NBC Sports will be done with NFL Coverage after today's NFL Wildcard games, it is time for them to take a small breather before the 2010 Winter Olympics begin this month. Part of that is filling air-time with figure skating. Tomorrow, this means they will be airing taped coverage of the Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular at 4 p.m. ET.




 The event was taped on October 30, 2009 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota It is not clear how the two sports go together, so you will have to watch and see.

Here is the press release from NBC Sports.

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS NASTIA LIUKIN AND SHAWN JOHNSON HEADLINE THE PROGRESSIVE SKATING AND GYMNASTICS SPECTACULAR THIS SUNDAY ON NBC

NEW YORK- Jan. 7, 2010 - NBC Sports presents taped coverage of the Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D. The world’s top gymnastics and figure skating stars team up for a memorable show. Olympic gymnastics gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson lead an all-star gymnastics and skating cast of champions. Commentary will be provided by Peggy Fleming, Bart Connor and Nadia Comenici.

Joining Liukin and Johnson on the gymnastics side is 2008 Olympic silver medalist Jonathan Horton, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Raj Bhavsar and two-time World All-Around Champion Ivan Ivankov.

The star-studded skating talent includes three-time World champion Elvis Stojko, 1996 World champion Todd Eldredge, three-time National champion Michael Weiss and 2007 U.S. National silver medalist Emily Hughes.

Pop and “High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale, who recently released her sophomore album “Guilty Pleasure,” is the featured musical guest.

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