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NBC Sports Gold Launches 'Figure Skating Pass' Service

NBC Sports Gold will add to its list of direct to consumer offerings with its Figure Skating Pass.

The $59.95 package launches next month and will feature access to major domestic and international figure skating competitions running from September 2019 to April 2020, said company officials. NBC Sports Gold currently offers 17 individual sports “passes” both domestically and internationally.

In total the service will offer more than 400 live, commercial-free hours of event coverage, including more than 300 hours of exclusive coverage, said network officials. Coverage begins with the U.S. International Classic in September and continue with live and on-demand coverage of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series; U.S. Figure Skating Championships; ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2020; U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships; ISU Four Continents Championships; ISU World Figure Skating Championships; and the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, said the company. 

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