Press Release:

The 2013 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series continues this weekend with the NHK Trophy in Tokyo. Watch tonight (Friday, Nov. 8) on Universal Sports Network at 6 PM ET with the pairs, men’s and ladies short programs.

Leading a team of 13 Americans are five-time reigning U.S. Champions and 2013 World Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White who will compete for their 14th consecutive Grand Prix win in the ice dance following their gold medal at Skate America in October. Siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani look for their seventh Grand Prix medal after taking home the bronze at Skate America.

For the U.S. ladies, 2013 U.S Silver Medalist Gracie Gold looks for her second medal of the season after winning bronze at Skate Canada two weeks ago while 2010 Olympian Mirai Nagasu will compete in her first Grand Prix of the season. In the men’s competition, Adam Rippon and Max Aaron, who finished second and third, respectively, at Skate America, and Jeremy Abbott, who finished sixth the following weekend at Skate Canada, look to sweep the podium.

Representing the U.S. in the pairs competition are U.S. Champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir and reigning World Junior Champions Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier.

Universal Sports Network is now available on Time Warner Cable, Cox and Verizon FiOS in HD, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country. If you don’t have Universal Sports, call your cable provider today! 

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