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Comcast to air select 2009 U.S. Figure Skating events

Programs show footage from U.S. Champs and U.S. Synchros

The 2009 U.S. junior men's medalists: (from left) Keegan Messing, Alexander Johnson, Ross Miner and Grant Hochstein.
The 2009 U.S. junior men's medalists: (from left) Keegan Messing, Alexander Johnson, Ross Miner and Grant Hochstein. (Paul Harvath)

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(03/19/2009) - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - U.S. Figure Skating announced today that Comcast Network Philadelphia (CNP) and Comcast Network Mid-Atlantic (CNMA) will broadcast during the months of March and April junior-level competition from the 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland, and highlights from the 2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Portland, Maine.

Programming will consist of three 90-minute shows, which will be aired in approximately 3.4 million households on CNP and nearly 1.9 million households in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., regions via CNMA.

Fans outside the CNP and CNMA viewing areas can watch the entire U.S. Championships and U.S. Synchronized Championships on-demand with the 2008-09 icenetwork.com Season Pass. For information on how to become an icenetwork.com Season Pass subscriber, go here, and for a complete figure skating television schedule, go here.

CNP and CNMA Figure Skating/Synchronized Skating Broadcast Schedule
All times Eastern

2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships Junior-Level Show #1
03/25, 7:00 p.m. -- CNMA
03/31, 7:00 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/01, 7:00 p.m. -- CNMA
04/10, 7:00 p.m. -- CNMA
04/15, 7:30 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/17, 7:00 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/18, 5:00 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/19, 1:00 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA

2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships Junior-Level Show #2
03/31, 8:30 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/01, 8:30 p.m. -- CNMA
04/10, 8:30 p.m. -- CNMA
04/15, 9:00 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/17, 8:30 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/18, 6:30 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/19, 2:30 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA

2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
04/02, 8:00 p.m. -- CNMA
04/08, 7:00 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/09, 8:30 p.m. -- CNMA
04/18, 8:00 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA
04/19, 4:00 p.m. -- CNP, CNMA

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