From the Olympics to the Four Continents, figure skating remains one of the world’s most celebrated and entertaining sports. Although 2023 isn’t an Olympic year, trust us when we say the skaters are still busy! The 2022-23 figure skating season began on July 1, 2022, and will end on June 30, 2023, as International Skating Union members go for gold across the world.
The world’s premier figure skaters are headed to Mexico City for the 2023 Mexico Cup. Coverage begins Tuesday, May 16, and ends Sunday, May 21.
Even if you can’t secure a seat to watch the ice-figure action, it’s easy to get your fix by following the live broadcast online. Several events air live and for free on various networks. Check the official schedule to see when the events take place, and read on to learn how to live stream ice skating events securely with a VPN.
Watch 2023 figure skating events for free
The ISU’s official YouTube channel often provides complete live coverage of figure skating events. Skating ISU is an excellent source of free skating coverage including both live streams and full events after the fact. BUT coverage is often restricted in the region where the events themselves are taking place, which means they may need to be accessed from I.P. addresses somewhere where there are no local broadcasts—like the United States or Canada.
Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.
SBS will offer a free live stream of select figure skating events Just head to the SBS On Demand streaming service and watch the action live, or stream replays and highlights.
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location in Australia.
- Head to SBS Sports and create an account. You may need a valid Australian post code (like 2000 or 3001) to create an account.
- Enjoy the action!
Other figure skating live streams
You can stream select figure skating events through Peacock, which costs 5 USD/month. However, please note that Peacock does not offer a free trial.
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location in the U.S.
- Visit Peacock and sign up.
- Sign in and start streaming!
FAQ for streaming sports
Can I stream sports on my computer?
Can I stream sports on my phone or tablet?
How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
-With the native app for a smart TV, Android TV device, or other streaming device
-By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
-By mirroring or casting wirelessly to your TV or streaming device from your computer or mobile device
-By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
-With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click below, or just contact a 24/7 Support agent for step-by-step instructions.
I connected to the suggested VPN server location but I can’t log in to the streaming service!
No worries! Server load changes rapidly (especially when lots of people are trying to watch certain events), but that’s exactly why ExpressVPN has high-speed servers all over the world. If you’re trying to access a site in the U.S. or Germany, for instance, try connecting to a different server location in those countries.
If you’re trying to connect to a country with one server location, the first step is to check your location settings. If you’re on a mobile device, disconnect from the VPN, turn off location services, then connect to the VPN again. On both Windows and Mac computers, you can turn off Location Services within the Privacy & Security settings menu.
For more help, you can always talk to a member of our Support Team, available 24/7 by live chat.
I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow
If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:
-The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
-Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
-Slow internet connection speed at your location
-Your device type and processing power
Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
If you try each of the above and are still experiencing issues with your streaming speed, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team 24/7 and someone will be with you in seconds.
What other streaming services can I watch with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds). If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.