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USA Roller Sports

ESPN3 Joins the International Roller Cup

Nov. 04, 2011, 1:56 p.m. (ET)
Live and in full HD technology the Italian made show is hosting American athletes Kyle and Heather Turley and Joshua Rhoads. Live and in full HD technology the Italian made show is hosting American athletes Kyle and Heather Turley and Joshua Rhoads.
ESPN3 and International Roller Cup collaborate on the American market to spread the passion and the show of figure roller skating. With the exclusive deal, ESPN3 will be entitled to carry live the most amazing figure roller skating event of the world in the United States.
The spectacular figure roller skating contest, to be held in the city of Modena next 4th of December,will be carried live in the US on the multi-screen sports network available online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN onXbox LIVE. Multi-platform viewing has become a new frontier for international broadcasting, the perfect match for International Roller Cup: an innovative formula, combining single athletes and team’s performances, an exceptional line up of skaters gathering past, actual and future champions, and an entertaining show carried on by live music are the main ingredients of the most important worldwide competition of figure roller skating.
In three years International Roller Cup has become the ultimate challenge for figure roller skating,thanks to the perfect balance of sport and entertainment at their maxim levels.
Kyle and Heather TurleyKyle and Heather Turley, the American couple winner of 2011 Gold Medal at National 16 skaters from all over the world, this year coming from 7 different countries from Europe to South America,divided in 4 teams will challenge each other through the main disciplines: female and male solo,figure and dance couple will alternate on Pala Panini’s rink with live performances from the best athletes. Among them there will be Kyle and Heather Turley, the American couple winner of 2011Gold Medal at National, both as couple, male and female single: United States will also be represented by Joshua Rhoads, former National Champion and senior member World Team forUSA from 1998 to 2008.
To match EPSN3’s high standard on sport events, International Roller Cup will provide a high definition production: 10 HD cameras will shoot the event, to catch every detail of the athlete’sperformances and offer them to the viewers with unchanged quality and preserving the vivid beautyof the sport.
From the concentration before the exhibition to the reaction of teammates and audience, every jump and spins will be shown to American viewers from across the ocean through satellite transmission, for a full immersion in the experience of International Roller Cup also thanks to theDolby Digital Audio Technology.