Universal Sports has made a deal to be the home of the International Skating Union's "key events" through 2013, according to Aroundtherings.com:
The announcement was made by Universal Sports Chairman and CEO Claude Ruibal and ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta.
"We’re very excited to have reached this wide-ranging deal with the ISU making Universal Sports the long-term home for key ISU events," says Ruibal. "These prestigious events will provide our consumers with what has traditionally been some of the most compelling and entertaining Olympic sports content. As a new sports network, we are proud and encouraged that ISU has selected Universal Sports as their USA distributor to highlight their amazing athletes as they compete in their respective competitions."
The events that will be featured are:
ISU World Figure Skating Championships
ISU European Figure Skating Championships
ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships
ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Individual Events (5) and Final (1)—does not include 2009-10 season and excludes all Skate America events
The deal also includes multiple speed skating events.