British Ice Skating are delighted to announce a deal has been confirmed with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to live stream the 2018 British Figure Skating Championships for two days. The Championships, which take place from Monday 26th November to Saturday 1st December, will be live streamed from Monday to Thursday via the British Ice Skating Facebook page. The deal then sees Friday 30th and Saturday 1st December streamed live on the BBC Sport website and digital platforms with professional commentary.
With the popularity of Ice Skating during the winter months, this deal is a fantastic opportunity for British Ice Skating to showcase the talent of figure skating within the UK to the public. This deal will hopefully encourage more individuals to follow figure skating and ultimately inspire more people to lace up their boots and take to the ice themselves.
British Ice Skating, who have recently begun the rebranding from their company name of the ‘National Ice Skating Association of the UK’ hope the deal with the BBC will help shine a new light on the sport of figure skating and bring a sport often deemed traditional, into the modern day. The exclusive deal with the BBC will moreover highlight British Ice Skating as the National Governing Body (NGB) of the sport, and in turn raise the profile of the organisation.
Speaking about the exciting deal, newly appointed British Ice Skating CEO, Michelle Draper said: “We are thrilled to be able to live stream the British Championships for skating fans to view around the UK and internationally. As our flagship event for British Figure Skating, it is fantastic we are able to showcase the highest level of British skating for everyone to see. We look forward to hopefully inspiring many more children and adults to take up skating.”
The Championships will be able to be viewed online directly from the BBC Sport website and digital platforms. Figure Skating will add to an already diverse list of sports live streamed by the BBC for the interest of the British public.
From Monday 26th to Thursday 29th the British Championships will be available live via the British Ice Skating Facebook page. On Friday 30th and Saturday 1st December, viewers will be able to watch the Juniors, Seniors, Couples and Pairs in action via BBC Sport online with commentary from professional skaters. Like ‘British Ice Skating’ on Facebook to follow the latest updates and tune in to the Championships. For further information on the Championships and Ice Skating within the UK, click here.