Looking to watch a live stream of the 2017 Figure Skating World Championships on Thursday? There are a couple of different options, depending on whether or not you have a cable subscription.
The men’s short program begins at 5:30 a.m. ET and the pairs free skate begins at 11:55 a.m. ET. In the United States, NBC Sports Network will have television coverage starting at 11 a.m. ET, and in Canada, CBC will have television coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET.
Whether you’re looking to watch live action or just the television coverage, here’s a complete rundown of your streaming options:
How to Watch Figure Skating World Championships on Desktop, USA
If You Don’t Have Cable: Ice Network or Sling TV
If you want to watch the action live, starting at 5:30 a.m. ET, you can do so via Icenetwork.com. A subscription provides live stream access to all major figure skating events and costs $49.99 for a season pass.
If you just want to watch NBC Sports Network’s coverage (starts at 11 a.m. ET), you can do so via Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:
1) Click here to go to the Sling website
2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”
3) Create an account
4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include “Sling Blue,” which includes NBC Sports Network
5) Enter your payment information. Sling Blue costs $25 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged
6) Download the app for your computer to start watching
If you Do Have Cable: NBC Sports Live Extra
Users can watch a live stream of the NBC Sports Network broadcast (starts at 11 a.m. ET) on their computer via NBC Sports Live Extra.
For this option, authentication is required, meaning you will have to verify your cable/satellite subscription by signing in with a username/email address and password.
How to Watch Figure Skating World Championships on Mobile & Other Devices, USA
Ice Network or Sling TV Users
If you have an Ice Network subscription, you can watch coverage on mobile or other streaming devices via the Ice Network app, though it’s only available via the App Store.
If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch NBC Sports Network’s coverage on the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following places:
App Store (or Apple TV)
Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)
NBC Sports Live Extra Users
Users with a cable subscription can watch the NBC Sports Network coverage on mobile or other streaming devices via the NBC Sports app, which can be downloaded for free in the following locations:
As is the case on desktop, authentication is required, meaning you will have to verify your cable/satellite/telco subscription by signing in with a username/email address and password.