Universal Sports Network Unveils “Winter Bowl” Schedule January 25-27

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Men’s World Cup Skiing at the Famed Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel Headlines 30 Hours of World-Class Winter Sports Action

Universal Sports Network announced today its on-air schedule for this weekend’s “Winter Bowl” programming lineup. From Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, Universal Sports will air 30 hours of premier winter sports action from around the globe, including the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Kitzbühel, Austria and Maribor, Slovenia; the Bobsled World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland; the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City; the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha; and the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Canada.

Winter Bowl coverage begins with World Cup skiing from the slopes of Kitzbühel with the men’s Super G on Friday at 9:00 AM ET. Kitzbühel action continues on Saturday at 10:30 AM ET with the men’s Downhill, where skiers often reach speeds upwards of 110 km/h on the famous Streif slope (considered to be one of the circuit’s most difficult), and the men’s Slalom on Sunday at 12:30 PM ET. Calling the action will be veteran play-by-play announcer Steve Porino and analyst Doug Lewis, a two-time Olympic team member and five-year veteran of the Skiing World Cup circuit.

UniversalSports.com will also stream LIVE both the men’s and women’s World Cup skiing competitions, as well as other Winter Bowl events, beginning Friday at 5:30 AM ET. In addition, UniversalSports.com will have daily video highlights and news coverage of all the Winter Bowl action, including figure skating, bobsled, speed skating and snowboarding, as America’s 2014 Olympic medal hopefuls look to build momentum one year out from the Sochi Games.

Universal Sports Network 2013 Winter Bowl Events
Broadcast Schedule Follows

Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup: Local favorite Marcel Hirscher, Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal and American Ted Ligety lead the World Cup standings as they face the Streif course in Kitzbühel. Svindel appears to have the inside track as he currently leads in the Downhill standings and posted the fasted training run on Tuesday.

Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup: Lindsey Vonn, Kathrin Zettel and Tina Maze head to Maribor, Slovenia to descend the historic Pohorje Piste in a weekend filled with technical races. Zettel is looking for her third straight Slalom victory at Maribor as Vonn continues her quest to become the Women’s All-Time World Cup wins leader.

Bobsled World Championships: 2012 World Championship bronze medalists Elana Meyers and Katie Eberling lead a strong U.S. team in the women’s bobsled competition in St. Moritz, Switzerland this Saturday. In the men’s two-man bobsled, 2012 World Champions Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton will defend their title on Sunday.

World Sprint Speed Skating Championships: U.S. Speed Skating and the Utah Olympic Oval host the world’s best this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2013 ISU World Spring Speed Skating Championships. Skaters will compete in one 500m and one 1000m race each day. Calling the Network’s LIVE coverage are 1994 Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen and Universal Sports commentator Nick Gismondi.

European Figure Skating Championships: Ten-time Russian Men’s National Champion and Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko will compete at this week’s European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. Italy’s Carolina Kostner will compete for her fifth Ladies’ title at the event after dominating at the Italian Championships last month.

U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Ashley Wagner, Jeremy Abbott and Meryl Davis/Charlie White look to defend their 2012 titles this week in Omaha, Nebraska at 2013 U.S Figure Skating Championships. Wins here will have a determining factor on who represents Team USA at the 2013 Four Continents Championships and 2013 World Championships.

Snowboard World Championships: Defending 2011 Snowboard Cross silver and bronze medalists Seth Wescott and Nate Holland headline the U.S. team in Stoneham, Quebec in this Sunday’s Snowboard Cross. The event concludes the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Championships.

Universal Sports Network 2013 Winter Bowl Broadcast Schedule
All times ET – Subject to change – Log on to UniversalSports.com for updated times.

Friday, January 25
9:00 – 10:30 AM         SDD     Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Super G – Men's Super G                                 Kitzbühel, Austria
7:00 – 8:00 PM            SDD     European Figure Skating Championships – Free Dance                                Zagreb, Croatia

Saturday, January 26
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM SDD     Alpine Ski World Cup – Men's Downhill                                                         Kitzbühel, Austria
12:30 – 1:30 PM         SDD     Bobsled World Championships – Women’s Bobsled                                     St. Moritz, Switzerland
1:30 – 3:00 PM            SDD     Alpine Ski World Cup – Women's Giant Slalom                                            Maribor, Slovenia
3:00 – 7:00 PM            LIVE     World Sprint Speed Skating Championships                                                 Salt Lake City, Utah
7:00 – 8:00 PM            SDD     European Figure Skating Championships –Men's Free Skate                     Zagreb, Croatia
8:00 – 9:00 PM            SDD     European Figure Skating Championships – Ladies Free Skate                     Zagreb, Croatia
12:00 – 3:00 AM         SDD     U.S. Figure Skating National Championships – Pairs Free and Free Dance Omaha, Nebraska

Sunday, January 27
9:00 – 10:30 AM         SDD     Alpine Ski World Cup – Women's Slalom                                                     Maribor, Slovenia
12:30 – 2:00 PM         SDD     Alpine Ski World Cup – Men's Slalom                                                            Kitzbühel, Austria
2:00 – 3:00 PM            SDD     Bobsled World Championships – Men’s Two–Man Bobsled                         St. Moritz, Switzerland
3:00 – 7:00 PM            LIVE     World Sprint Speed Skating Championships                                                 Salt Lake City, Utah
7:00 – 8:00 PM            SDD     Snowboard World Championships– Snowboard Cross                                 Stoneham, Canada        
8:00 – 11:00 PM         1DD     U.S. Figure Skating National Championships – Ladies Free Skate                Omaha, Nebraska
12:00 – 2:00 AM         SDD     U.S. Figure Skating National Championships – Men's Free Skate                Omaha, Nebraska

SDD = Same Day Delay, 1DD = One Day Delay

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