What’s on tap for today:
*All times are Eastern Time*
2 a.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Cross-Country skiing – Women’s skiathlon, a combination of both classical and back end freestyle cross-country skiing techniques pushing the levels of brain-frozen temperatures and snot-inducing insanity on a 15km course. American Jessie Diggins takes on 10-time Olympic medalist Marit Bjorgen of Norway among other competitors atop the frozen tundra.
3:05 a.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Curling Mixed Doubles: USA vs. China – More round-robin competition continues as the siblings Hamilton attempt to work their way past China.
5 a.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Short Track Speed Skating – Competition begins with the men’s 1500m, keep an eye out for Team USA’s JR Celski, who will look to channel his inner Macklemore, as he goes thrift-shoppin for a gold medal in 2018. Additionally, the qualifying races in the women’s 500m and 3000m relay where Ghana-born and Virginia-raised Maame Biney, 18, leads Team USA in the women’s 500m.
7 a.m. USA Network local:
– Hockey (Women’s Group B): Switzerland vs. Korea – The unified Korean hockey team debuts in a battle sure to garnish kimchi postgame treats for all the land.
7:35 a.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Ski Jumping – Men’s individual normal hill final (not to be confused with the abnormal hill), up-and-comer Kevin Bickner, 21, and fellow Norge Ski Club member, Michael Glasder represent Team USA in a field that includes 45-year-old Japanese legend Noriaki Kasai and defending Olympic champ Kamil Stoch of Poland.
9:15 a.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Snowboarding – Men’s slopestyle qualifying runs. Canada is home to multiple contenders, including 2014 Sochi bronze medalist Mark McMorris, competing less than a year removed from a near-death snowboarding crash landing where he broke his right femur. The top U.S. contender is Denver, Colorado native, Chris Corning.
11:30 a.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Luge – Men’s singles event begins with the first two (of four) runs. Team USA has a puncher’s chance in Chris Mazdzer and 2014 Olympian Tucker West, but Austria’s 2017 world champion Wolfgang Kindl and Germany’s 2010/2014 Olympic champ Felix Loch look to continue their reign in dramatic ice sledding.
1 p.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Speed Skating, Biathlon – In Speed Skating, the women’s 3000m features two racing legends who’ve combined to win 17 Olympic medals worldwide: Ireen Wuest (8) of the Netherlands and Claudia Pechstein (9) of Germany. In Biathlon, or what I like to call live-action James Bond movie training, it’s the women’s 7.5km sprint event. In the sprint event, Vermont native Susan Dunklee could give Team USA its first-ever Biathlon Olympic medal.
3 p.m. NBC Live:
– Short Track, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Luge – Short Track begins with the men’s 1500m and qualifying in the women’s 500m and 3000m relay. Team USA’s 18 year-old phenom, Maame Biney, leads Team USA in the women’s 500m. Also: Ski Jumping medals are determined in the men’s individual normal hill, men’s slopestyle snowboarding gets underway with qualifying and luge competition starts with the first two runs (of four) in men’s singles.
3 p.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Curling (Mixed Doubles): USA vs. Norway – More mixed doubles round-robin competition to fulfill your every ice-janitorial competitive desire.
7 p.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Figure Skating: Olympic Ice – Host Liam McHugh is joined by analysts Tanith White and Scott Hamilton for in-depth coverage of all things figure skating, including a preview of Day 2 of the team competition. Unfortunately, figure skating bad-boy Chaz Michael Michaels has been asked to refrain from attending.
8 p.m. NBC Live:
– Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing – Team competition continues in figure skating with the short dance and the ladies’ short program. In alpine skiing, the Norwegian “Viking Attack” is full-throttle – led by three-time Olympic medalist Aksel Lund Svindal – all seeking to prevent Austria’s Matthias Mayer from becoming the first repeat Olympic champion in the men’s downhill.
8 p.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Snowboarding – Men’s slopestyle final, a medal-hungry crew of long-haired thrashers tear up the hill one more time chasing ultimate gold status.
9:45 p.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Curling (Mixed Doubles): USA vs. Finland – The mixed doubles fun continues, it’s a never-ending carousel of excitement for the Hamilton siblings.
11:30 p.m. NBC Live:
– Figure Skating – Team competition continues with pairs’ free skate, followed by an adult-only reverse-direction hip-hop partner skate, hot dogs are on sale 2-for-1 as well.
11:30 p.m. NBCSN & NBC Streaming:
– Snowboarding – Women’s slopestyle gets going with the qualifying rounds. Defending Olympic champion Jamie Anderson leads a strong U.S. contingent that includes 20-year-old Julia Marino and 17-year-old Hailey Langland.