2022 Winter Olympics: A Guide To The Biggest Events In Skiing & Snowboarding

2022 Winter Olympics: A Guide To The Biggest Events In Skiing & Snowboarding

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2022 Winter Olympics: A Guide To The Biggest Events In Skiing & Snowboarding

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There are a lot of Olympic events in the next few weeks. From the opening ceremony at 6:30 a.m ET on February 4th to the closing ceremony on February 20th, Beijing will see events during pretty much every hour of sunlight they get. Fortunately, NBC Sports has compiled a viewing guide of the more significant events for viewers in the United States, and I’ve taken that and compiled a viewing guide of the more significant ski and snowboarding related events for viewers in the United States, that way you readers won’t have to do too much digging around to figure out when to make sure you’re looking at the television.

The first major event in the Olympics is always the opening ceremony. Whether you wish to watch it or not, it’s a near guarantee that people will be talking about whatever happens during it. That, as mentioned earlier, is February 4th at 6:30 a.m. ET (all times from here on out are Eastern Time, keep that in mind as you continue to read).

February 5th is officially day one of the Olympics, and includes a few notable events for skiers and snowboarders. For one, the Men’s Moguls Final will take place at 6:30 a.m., and will see Canada’s Mikaël Kingsbury defending his gold medal. At 8:30 p.m., the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle will see Jamie Anderson competing to earn her 3rd straight olympic gold medal.

February 6th once again sees two major ski and snowboard related events. Mikaela Shiffrin‘s first medal opportunity occurs in the Women’s Giant Slalom at 9:15 p.m., and Red Gerard will make his return to the Olympics after becoming the youngest snowboarder to win a gold medal at 11 p.m. in the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle.

February 7th features Eileen Gu‘s Olympic debut, a freestyle skier born in the United States who’s competing for China, in the Women’s Big Air final at  9 p.m.

February 8th will be Mikaela Shiffrin’s second medal opportunity in the Women’s Slalom at 9:15 p.m., and Shaun White and Chloe Kim will begin their Olympics in the Halfpipe qualifying rounds at 8:30 p.m. for the women and 11:30 p.m. for the men.

February 9th will be Chloe Kim’s medal opportunity in the Women’s Halfpipe final at 8:00 p.m.

February 10th gives Shaun White the chance for gold, with the Men’s Halfpipe final taking place at 8:30 p.m., and Mikaela Shiffrin will once again have a medal opportunity in the Women’s Super-G.

February 11th is Mixed Team Snowboard Cross’s Olympic debut at 9:15 p.m.

February 14th sees Jamie Anderson competing for a medal in the Women’s Snowboarding Big Air and Mikaela Shiffrin competing in the Woman’s Downhill at 8 p.m.. At the same time, the Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final will take place.

February 16th will be Mikaela Shiffrin’s final chance to win medals, with the Women’s Combined taking place at 9:30 p.m..

February 20th marks the end of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, with the Closing Ceremony occurring at 8 p.m..

This is only a selection of the many skiing and snowboarding events taking place in the Winter Olympics. There are so many more to watch throughout the next few weeks. Since I’m sure you’re going to want to see more than what’s above, here’s a list of times and places to watch all of the snowboarding events, freestyle skiing events, and alpine skiing events.

Image Credits: Jamie Anderson, Mikaël Kingsbury, Shaun White, Vlad Khadrin, and Team USA

 

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