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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Oberstdorf Gala - Live streaming


So many figure skating shows in this Christmas period! And I'm here to keep you updated with them all!

Don't miss the Oberstdorf Gala, LIVE tonight from 20:00-21:45 on Eurosport Ru or Eurosport International or British Eurosport 2Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 



Saturday, December 29, 2012

Les Etoiles de la Glisse - Live streaming


These Christmas holidays are full of figure skating shows! After the Opera On Ice, the Ice Christmas Gala and the Best of Art On Ice, Alexeï Yagudin, Brian Joubert, Florent Amodio, Nathalie Péchalat and Fabian Bourzat and Surya Bonali will take us company on Dec. 30 with a wonderful show. Indeed, France 3 will broadcast a recorded version of Les Etoiles de la Glisse (Courchevel, Dec. 27) on Dec. 30 from 15:20 to 17:00.
Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 

Don't miss it!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Best of Art On Ice 2012 - Live streaming


In 1995 Art on Ice was merely a pipe dream. Today, the most successful figure skating gala production in the world plays to 70,000 spectators a year in Switzerland – and in China it had 26 million fans glued to their TV sets.

The Best of Art On Ice 2012 will be broadcasted 28 Dec. 2012, 15:25 - 16:30 on SF1Don't miss it!

Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ice Christmas Gala 2012 - Live streaming


Dec. 26 at 14:35, Italian broadcaster Italia1 will gift us with Ice Christmas Gala 2012, from Torino Palavela and hosted by Cristina Chiabotto.

Evgeni Plushenko, Stephane Lambiel, Elvis Stojko, Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin, Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise will keep us company this Saint Stephen, skating on Christmas songs. Journalist Lucia Blini and Italian champion Silvia Fontana will commentate the event.

Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 



Monday, December 24, 2012

Russian Nationals - Streaming links and entries


The senior event for the 2013 Russian Figure Skating Championships will be held from 24–28 December 2012 in Sochi.

The entries are as follow:

Men
Artem Borodulin
Jean Bush
Sergei Voronov
Artur Gachinski
Alex Genya
Artur Dmitriev
Theodosius Efremenkov
Maxim Kovtun
Michael Kolyada
Andrew Lazukin
Artem Leger
Konstantin Menshov
Alexander Petrov
Adya Pitkeev
Evgeni Plushenko
Alexander Samarin
Vladislav Sezganov
Vladislav Smirnov
Mark Shakhmatov

Ladies
Sofia Biryukova
Evgeny Gerasimov
Nicole Gosviyani
Alsou Kayumova
Pauline Korobeinikova
Alena Leonova
Julia Lee
Ksenia Makarova
Alina Maximova
Natalia Ogoreltseva
Anna Pogorilaya
Elena Radionova
Seraphim Sahanovich
Adelina Sotnikova
Maria Stavitskaya
Elizabeth Tuktamysheva
Tatiana Fedoseeva
Elizabeth Yushchenko

Pairs
Julia Antipov - Nodari Maisuradze
Christina Astakhov - Maxim Kurdyukov
Tatiana Volosozhar - Maxim Trankov
Maria Vygalova - Yegor will close
Anastasia Gubanova - Alexey Sintsov
Vasilisa Davankova - Andrew MP
Yuko Kawaguti - Alexander Smirnov
Anastasia Martyusheva - Alex Rogonov
Catherine Petaykina - Konstantin Bezmaternykh
Xenia Stolbova - Fedor Klimov
Yevgeniya Tarasova - Vladimir Morozov
Lina Fedorova - Maxim Miroshkin

Dance
Tatiana Baturintseva - Andrey Nevsky
Ekaterina Bobrova - Dmitry Solovyov
Kristina Gorshkov - Vitaly Boutiques
Elena Ilina - Nikita Katsalapov
Xenia Mońki - Cyril Khalyavin
Catherine Puskas - Jonathan Ghurair
Catherine Ryazanov - Ilia Tkachenko
Daria Semenikhina - Jan Glazkov
Victoria Sinitsina - Ruslan Zhiganshina
Valeria Starygin - Ivan Volobuev

Julia Lipnitskaia, Polina Shelepen, and Uliana Titushkina withdrew from the ladies' event to recover from injuries. Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov withdrew from the pairs' event due to Larionov breaking in new boots.


The 2013 Russian Figure Skating Championships will be broadcasted on НТВ-ПЛЮС Спорт Онлайн and НТВ-ПЛЮС Спорт. Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 

Schedule of events:

Tuesday, December 25

11:00–11:30 – Opening ceremony
11:45–13:15 – Short dance
13:30–15:30 – Pairs' short
15:45–18:15 – Men's short

19:00 - 00:30 SD, Pairs SP, Men SP on НТВ-ПЛЮС Спорт 

Wednesday, December 26

11:00–13:30 – Ladies' short
13:45–16:45 – Men's free
17:00–19:00 – Free dance

18:40 - 01:00 Ladies SP, Men FP, FD on НТВ-ПЛЮС Спорт 

Thursday, December 27

13:00–15:25 – Pairs' free
15:40–18:30 – Ladies' free

??:?? - ??:?? Ladies FP on НТВ-ПЛЮС Спорт 

18:15 - 20:25 Pairs FP  on НТВ-ПЛЮС Спорт 

Friday, December 28

11:00–11:30 – Medal ceremonies
11:45–14:15 – Exhibitions

16:15 - 18:35 GALA on НТВ-ПЛЮС Спорт 


In any case, always try these sites:

here
here
here

Please note: live streams will be available approximately 30/60 minutes before start time. You can change the time zone to see changing the times of the streams.

Keep an eye on HBHP Facebook Page and Twitter for any news, changes or new links, I'll keep you updated there.



Opera on Ice 2012 - Christmas live streaming


Beautiful like Gods, strong and fast like heroes. Capable to fly over the ice while all around them people hold their breaths. They are the champions we have fallen in love with.

To wish us a Merry Christmas, Italian broadcaster Canale 5 gifts us with an evening full of music and figure skating.

Carolina Kostner, Stéphane LambielEvgeni Plushenko, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, Shizuka Arakawa and the Hot Shivers will keep us company this Christmas with their beautiful performances on the notes of famous arias.


Don't miss Opera on Ice 2012, 25 Dec. 2012 on Canale 5 at 17:35! Times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 


You can watch the last edition of the show on my blog here: 2011 Opera on Ice - Full Show to Watch.










Tuesday, December 04, 2012

2012 GP Final - Streaming

The Grand Prix Final is the culmination of the 2012–13 ISU Grand Prix. The competition will be held in Sochi, Russia at the Iceberg Skating Palace from December 6–9, 2012.

Skaters who reach the age of 14 by July 1, 2012 are eligible to compete at two senior Grand Prix events, including the Skate America, Skate Canada International, Cup of China, Cup of Russia, Trophée Eric Bompard, and NHK Trophy. The six highest ranking skaters in each discipline qualified for the senior Grand Prix Final.

MenLadiesPairsIce dancing
1Canada Patrick ChanUnited States Ashley WagnerRussia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim TrankovUnited States Meryl Davis / Charlie White
2Japan Yuzuru HanyuJapan Mao AsadaRussia Vera Bazarova / Yuri LarionovCanada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
3Japan Takahiko KozukaFinland Kiira KorpiChina Pang Qing / Tong JianFrance Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
4Japan Tatsuki MachidaJapan Akiko SuzukiRussia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander SmirnovRussia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
5Japan Daisuke TakahashiRussia Julia LipnitskaiaCanada Meagan Duhamel / Eric RadfordRussia Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov
6Spain Javier FernándezRussia Elizaveta TuktamyshevaCanada Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan MoscovitchItaly Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
Substitutes
1stUnited States Jeremy AbbottUnited States Christina GaoUnited States Caydee Denney / John CoughlinCanada Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
2ndFrance Florent AmodioUnited States Mirai NagasuItaly Stefania Berton / Ondrej HotarekRussia Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko
3rdJapan Takahito MuraJapan Kanako MurakamiRussia Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor KlimovUnited States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

Julia Lipnitskaia will not take part in the Grand Prix Final due to an injury during a training session. Rumour has it that she had a mild concussion. She will be replaced by American Christina Gao, who is the first substitute.

The TV schedule SHOULD be as follow. Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 

- Thursday, Dec. 6

14:45 - 15:50 J. Men SP on спорт 2 
15:50 - 17:10 J. SD on спорт 2 
17:10 - 18:20 J. Ladies SP on спорт 2 
18:20 - 19:15 J. Pairs SP on спорт 2 

- Friday, Dec. 7

10:45 - 11:55 J. Men FP on спорт 2 
11:55 - 13:15 Ladies SP on спорт 2 
13:15 - 15:10 J. FD on спорт 2 
15:10 - 16:10 SD on спорт 2 
16:00 - 18:45 Men SP & Pairs SP on Россия 2 

10:45 - 11:55 11:55 - 12:45 Ladies SP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy) 
15:15 - 16:05 SD on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy) 
16:30 - 17:05 Men SP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy) 
17:45 - 18:50 Pairs SP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy) 

15:45 - 16:30 Ladies SP on Eurosport International 2 
16:30 - 17:30 Men SP on Eurosport International 2 

- Saturday, Dec. 8

09:30 - 10:45 J. Ladies FP on спорт 2 
10:45 - 12:15 J. Pairs FP on спорт 2 
12:15 - 14:15 Ladies FP on спорт 2 
13:25 - 14:10 Ladies FP on Россия 2 
14:15 - 15:15 FD on on спорт 2 
15:40 - 18:10 Men FP & Pairs FP on Россия 2 

12:15 - 13:00 Ladies FP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy) 
14:15 - 15:15 FD on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy) 
15:35 - 16:30 Men FP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy) 
17:00 - 18:00 Pairs FP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy) 

12:15 - 13:15 Ladies FP on Eurosport International 2 
16:30 - 17:00 Men FP on Eurosport International 2 
17:00 - 18:15 Pairs FP on Eurosport International 2 
18:15 - 19:00 FD on Eurosport International 2 

- Sunday, Dec. 9

12:25 - 14:55 Gala on спорт 2 
16:00 - 18:00 Gala on Eurosport International 2 


For those having problems watching the competition (stream not loading, broadcasters that changed their schedule...) try

here
here
here

Please note: live streams will be available approximately 30/60 minutes before start time. You can change the time zone to see changing the times of the streams.


Keep an eye on HBHP Facebook Page and Twitter for any news, changes or new links, I'll keep you updated there.



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