By Mandi Bierly
Updated February 13, 2014 at 05:00 PM EST

The men’s figure skating event gets underway Feb. 13 in Sochi, with the free skate following Feb. 14 (both air live at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN before NBC’s prime-time coverage). If you’re a fan of the U.S.’s Jason Brown, you’re probably wondering if the Olympic audience could possibly be as responsive to him as the crowd at Nationals. We asked 1998 gold medalist-turned-commentator Tara Lipinski. Watch her response below.

You may already have seen Brown skate his “Riverdance” free skate in the team event at the Games. But to get the full effect, you’re going to want to watch his Nationals performance, which we’ve embedded below as well. (And here’s Lipinski chatting about figure skater superstitions and habits to watch for — it’s Brian Orser time).