Nathan Chen and Yuzuru Hanyu compete one last time this season, but this time it’s for their countries at World Team Trophy, live on Peacock Premium this week from Osaka, Japan. Similar to the Olympic team event (but not the same), skaters’ placements in short and long programs in all four disciplines determine overall point totals for their countries. Each nation has two singles skaters per gender, one pairs’ team and one ice dance couple.
The U.S. won the last title in 2019, but Russia is the favorite, boasting reigning world champions in women’s singles, pairs and ice dance.
The U.S. is led by the three-time world champion Chen and fourth-place world championships finisher Karen Chen (no relation).
Its roster also includes 2014 Olympian Jason Brown, 2018 Olympian Bradie Tennell, pairs’ national champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier and Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, the U.S.’ No. 3 ice dance couple.
2021 World Team Trophy broadcast schedule
|Thursday||Rhythm Dance||2 a.m.||Peacock Premium ||
|Women’s Short||3:20 a.m.||Peacock Premium ||
|Men’s Short||5:20 a.m.||Peacock Premium ||
|Highlights||11:30 p.m.*||NBCSN | STREAM|
|Friday||Pairs’ Short||2:15 a.m.||Peacock Premium ||
|Free Dance||3:40 a.m.||Peacock Premium ||
|Men’s Free||5:05 a.m.||Peacock Premium ||
|Highlights||6 p.m.*||NBCSN | STREAM|
|Saturday||Pairs’ Free||2:10 a.m.||Peacock Premium ||
|Women’s Free||3:45 a.m.||Peacock Premium|
|Sunday||Highlights||12 a.m.*||NBCSN ||
That would be for the World Team Trophy, held every other year, and this year set for Osaka, Japan, 15-17 April. Two-time Olympic champion Hanyu Yuzuru and three-time worlds winner Nathan Chen will face off as teams from Japan, the U.S., Canada, France