British Ice Skating are delighted to announce the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) are to live stream the 2019 British Synchronized Skating Championships. The Championships, which take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January, will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website and digital platforms with professional commentary, and presented in a similar fashion to the 2018 British Figure Skating Championships.
After the success of the British Figure Skating Championships live stream, this deal builds on the BBC’s previous ice skating coverage, making more British Ice Skating events accessible for those unable to attend.
British Ice Skating, the new brand name of the ‘National Ice Skating Association of the UK’ hope the deal with the BBC will further enhance the profile of sport, and in particular shine a light on the discipline of Synchronized Skating. Synchronized Skating has a rapidly growing following around the world, and in the UK has seen skaters of all ages and abilities get involved in the stunning and technically demanding sport. Not only will this event showcase the talented skaters in the country, it will also play a role in selection of teams to represent Great Britain at World Championships.
Speaking about the exciting deal, British Ice Skating CEO, Michelle Draper said: “We are thrilled to showcase British Synchronized Skating Championships via the BBC’s streaming service, once again allowing skating fans to view the event around the UK. We look forward to inspiring many more children and adults to take up skating and give Synchro a go!”
On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January, viewers will be able to watch the whole competition in action via BBC Sport online with professional commentary. 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.