Winter Olympics Live Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 22

by | February 21, 2014 at 5:46 PM | Olympics

U.S. figure skater Gracie Gold (Matthew Stockman/Getty)

 

12:15-2am ET:  Snowboarding – Men’s & Women’s Parallel Slalom – Qualifying

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/snowboard/winter/14789

Two of the more intriguing competitors will be featured in the men’s races.  Vic Wild from White Salmon, Washington, competes for Russia and won that nation’s first ever snowboarding gold medal in Parallel Giant Slalom.  Wild decided to compete for the host country after he married Russia’s Alena Zavarzina, the bronze medal winner in Parallel Giant Slalom. Former golf pro and mountain bike racer Justin Reiter is the sole Team USA entrant. Reiter actually lived out of his truck. Last summer while he training Park City.

 

4:15-6:20am ET: Snowboarding – Men’s & Women’s Parallel Slalom – Finals

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/snowboard/winter/14799

 

4:30-6:25am ET:  Cross Country – Women’s 30 Kilometer Mass Start

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/cross-country/winter/14801

Norway’s “Queen of Cross Country” Marit Bjorgen has already won two Sochi gold medals and needs just one more to tie Raisa Smetamina and Stefania Belmondo as most decorated female Winter Olympian ever.

 

7:25-9:15am ET:  Alpine Skiing – Men’s Slalom – Run One 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/alpine-skiing/winter/14812

Ted Ligety, who won the first alpine gold medal for USA Alpine in Sochi with his Giant Slalom victory, is not expected to be a medal contender in this event.

 

8:30-11:05am ET:  Speed Skating – Men’s & Women’s Team Pursuit – Finals

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/speed-skating/winter/14815

A powerful Dutch men’s just missed a world record in the semis but guaranteed the Netherlands a record 22 medals from Sochi’s speed skating oval.  The Netherland men will be big favorites in the final against South Korea.  The Dutch women looked primed to make that 23 medals as they skate off with Japan in the semifinals.  Both American teams were eliminated from medal contention marking the first time in 30 years that USA Speed Skating has not won at least a medal.

 

9:30-11am ET:  Biathlon – Men’s 4 x 7.5 Kilometer Relay 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/biathlon/winter/14820

Norway will be the favorite but this race might be more significant as it should be the final Olympic event for all-time Winter Olympic Games medalist Ole Einar Bjoerndalen.  The Norwegian biathlete has already won two Sochi gold medals (10K Sprint, Mixed Relay) giving him 13 over his Olympic career.

 

10am-12:55pm ET:  Ice Hockey – Men’s Bronze Medal Game – USA vs. Finland

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/hockey/winter/15105

Finland’s 43-year old Teemu Selanne could become the oldest ever Olympic hockey medalist. Team USA is looking for its third Olympic medal in the past four Winter Olympic Games.

 

11:15am-12:50pm ET:  Alpine Skiing – Men’s Slalom – Run Two 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/alpine-skiing/winter/14829

 

11:30am-2:05pm ET:  Bobsled – Men’s Four Man – Runs One & Two

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/bobsled/winter/14834

Steve Holcomb hopes to extend USA Bobsled’s Sochi medal run where American sleds have already captured three medals.  Holcomb piloted the USA four-man team to an historic gold medal in Vancouver

 

11:30am-2pm ET:  Figure Skating – Gala Exhibition 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/figure-skating/winter/14833

Some of the Winter Olympic Games’ biggest stars - Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Adelina Sotnikova, Yuna Kim, Yuzuru Hanyu – will perform during the Gala Exhibition that celebrates Sochi’s dramatic figure skating competitions.