2022 Olympics: Live updates, schedule, medal count, how to watch US vs. Canada men’s hockey game

All throughout the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, we’ll have a daily preview of the top events and how to watch them.

With the time difference, each day’s live competition in China begins in prime time Eastern and runs overnight into mid-morning the following day. This installation covers events happening Saturday in Beijing (Friday night through Saturday morning in the US and Canada).

All dates and times below are converted to Eastern time, 13 hours behind Beijing time. NBC’s main-channel curated prime-time show begins at 8 pm ET Friday night and will feature live snowboarding with the mixed team cross event and alpine skiing with the women’s downhill training runs, as well as tape-delayed coverage of the men’s skeleton final. All events can be streamed on Peacock or at NBCOlympics.com.

Top US events

men’s hockey

What: US vs. Canada preliminary round

When: Friday, 11:10 pm

TV: USA and streaming

The NHL’s withdrawal from the Olympics means this isn’t the star-studded border battle we once hoped it would be, but it’s still a potential gold-medal-game preview and will almost certainly decide who wins Group A. The Americans routed China, 8-0, in their opener, and Canada took care of Germany, 5-1.

Snowboarding

What: Mixed team snowboard cross quarterfinals, semifinals and final

When: Friday, 9 pm

TV: NBC and streaming

After snagging individual gold in the women’s snowboard cross, American Lindsey Jacobellis is slated to compete in the mixed team competition as well. This is her fifth Olympics.

figure skating

What: Ice dance, rhythm dance

When: Saturday, 6 am

TV: USA and streaming

Three US teams — Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker — will compete in the ice dance event. You can watch it live bright and early on USA, and it’ll also be shown on delay as part of NBC’s prime-time coverage Saturday night. The rhythm dance will be followed by the free dance Sunday night in prime time Eastern, with medals handed out at the end. The US has medaled in ice dancing in every Winter Olympics since 2006 and has a good shot to do so again.

speed skating

What: Men’s 500m

When: Saturday, 3:53 am

TV: USA (delayed, 9:45 am) and streaming

Just 17 years old, Jordan Stolz turned heads at the US trials by posting blazing times in the 500- and 1,000-meter races, even breaking a track record held by former Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis. It’s a big ask to expect a medal against the best international competition, but he’s worth keeping an eye on.

Women’s curling

What: US vs. Great Britain

When: Saturday, 7:05 am

TV: CNBC (delayed, 5 pm) and streaming

The US women are off to a fantastic start at 3-0. Great Britain has struggled so far at just 1-2. Six group stage games remain before the top four teams advance to the knockout round.

Men’s curling

What: US vs. Norway

When: Saturday, 1:05 am

TV: USA (delayed, 2 pm) and streaming

An exciting win over Great Britain got the defending Olympic champion American squad to 2-1 with six group-stage games to go. Next up is Norway in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Other medal events

biathlon

What: Men’s 10km sprint

When: Saturday, 4 am

TV: USA and streaming

Cross-country skiing

What: Women’s 4x5km relay

When: Saturday, 2:30 am

TV: USA and streaming

skeleton

What: Women’s event, heats 3-4

When: Saturday, 7:20 am

TV: USA (delayed, 10:45 am) and streaming

ski jumping

What: Men’s large hill trial, first and final rounds

When: Saturday, 5 am

TV: USA (delayed, 7:30 pm) and streaming

Other events

Alpine skiing

What: Women’s downhill training

When: Friday, 10 pm

TV: NBC and streaming

bobsled

What: Women’s monobob training runs

When: Friday, 9:10 pm

TV: Streaming only

Women’s curling

What: Round robin matches

When: Friday, 8:05 pm; Saturday, 7:05 am

TV: CNBC (Sweden-Canada, live, Friday, 8:05 pm), USA (South Korea-ROC, delayed, Saturday, 1:30 am) and streaming

Men’s curling

What: Round robin matches

When: Saturday, 1:05 am

TV: Streaming only

men’s hockey

What: Preliminary round games

When: Saturday, 3:40 am (Germany vs. China); Saturday, 8:10 am (ROC vs Czech Republic, Switzerland vs Denmark)

TV: CNBC (ROC-Czech Republic, live), USA (Switzerland-Denmark, delayed, noon) and streaming

Women’s hockey

What: Quarterfinal games

When: Friday, 11:10 pm (ROC vs Switzerland); Saturday, 3:40 am (Finland vs Japan)

TV: CNBC (ROC-Switzerland) and streaming

(Photo: Jack Gruber / USA Today)

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