How To Watch Speed Skating At The 2018 Olympics

By NBC Olympics | Jan. 30, 2018, 2:48 p.m. (ET)

 

  • These listings, which are subject to change, offer daily highlights of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, programming across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports app. During the PyeongChang Games, please consult NBCOlympics.com for the most complete daily listings. 
  • For NBC, all times listed are ET unless otherwise noted
  • The cable channels, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, are live across during the PyeongChang Games. For NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA all times listed are ET. 
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  • NBCOlympics.com will provide more than 1,800 hours of streaming coverage from the PyeongChang Games. The site will serve as the preeminent destination for Olympic content and the exclusive home of Olympic video coverage, offering for the first Winter Games, live streaming of the NBC broadcast network, including primetime and primetime-plus programming, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. Please go to NBCOlympics.com for more details. 
  • Please note that these are general timeframes, and events will be in the time window given, along with other events that aren’t listed

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (DAY 0)

NBC

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Opening Ceremony – Let the Games begin! Mike Tirico and Katie Couric host coverage of the Opening Ceremony celebrates the official start of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. This marks the first time a South Korean city has staged a Winter Games; Seoul was the summer host in 1988. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (DAY 1)

NBC

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

5 a.m. – 7:35 a.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Women's Speed Skating – 3,000m Gold Medal Final

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Short Track – Short Track, hugely popular in the host nation, begins with the men’s 1500m, plus qualifying in the women’s 500m and 3000m relay. Ghana-born and Virginia-raised Maame Biney, 18, leads Team USA in the women’s 500m.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Short Track – Short Track, hugely popular in the host nation, begins with the men’s 1500m, plus qualifying in the women’s 500m and 3000m relay. Ghana-born and Virginia-raised Maame Biney, 18, leads Team USA in the women’s 500m.
  • Speed Skating – In speed skating, the women’s 3,000m features two racing legends who’ve combined to win 17 Olympic medals: Ireen Wuest (8) of the Netherlands and Claudia Pechstein (9) of Germany.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (DAY 2)

NBC

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 5,000m Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

5 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 5,000m Gold Medal Final

11:30 p.m. – 2:40 a.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 5,000m Gold Medal Final

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Speed Skating – Speed Skating coverage features the men’s 5000m, where the Netherlands – after a podium sweep in Sochi – remains a force.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – Speed Skating coverage features the men’s 5000m, where the Netherlands – after a podium sweep in Sochi – remains a force. Two-time defending Olympic champion Sven Kramer leads the dominant Dutch in the men’s 5000m.

NBC

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Women’s Speed Skating – 1,500m Gold Medal Final

5 p.m. – 9:05 p.m. (PT)

Women’s Speed Skating – 1,500m Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Women’s Speed Skating – 1,500m Gold Medal Final

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, Heather Bergsma and Brittany Bowe give Team USA podium potential in the women’s 1500m.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – Heather Bergsma and Brittany Bowe, meanwhile, are strong contenders in the women’s 1500m, as Team USA looks to bounce back from speed skating struggles in Sochi.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (DAY 4)

NBC

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 1,500m Gold Medal Final

12:05 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 1,500m Gold Medal Final

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Final

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, the men’s 1500m features American Joey Mantia and 35-year-old compatriot Shani Davis, who took silver at this distance in 2006 and 2010.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime Plus):

  • Short Track – Short Track-crazed South Korea could celebrate gold in the women’s 500m, where Choi Min-Jeong and Shim Suk-Hee are among the favorites, with 18-year-old upstart Maame Biney of Virginia an outside contender. Short Track action also includes qualifying in the men’s 1000m and men’s 5000m relay.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, the men’s 1500m features American Joey Mantia and 35-year-old compatriot Shani Davis, who took silver at this distance in 2006 and 2010.
  • Short Track – In Short Track, South Korea’s Choi Min-Jeong andShim Suk-Hee enter the women’s 500m (final) as favorites on home ice, while 18-year-old Maame Biney gives the U.S. an outside contender. Reigning world champion Seo Yi-Ra headlines a deep South Korean contingent in the men’s 1000m (qualifying), with J.R. Celski and John-Henry Krueger leading Team USA. Coverage also includes the men’s 5000m relay (qualifying).

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (DAY 5)

NBC

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Women’s Speed Skating – 1,000m Gold Medal Final

6 p.m. – 10:05 p.m. (MT)

Women’s Speed Skating – 1,000m Gold Medal Final

5 p.m. – 9:05 p.m. (PT)

Women’s Speed Skating – 1,000m Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

2:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Women’s Speed Skating – 1,000m Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Speed Skating – Among the most anticipated Speed Skating events in PyeongChang is the women’s 1000m, with reigning world champion Heather Bergsma of Team USA facing a deep international field.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – Among the most anticipated Speed Skating events in PyeongChang is the women’s 1000m, with reigning world champion Heather Bergsma of Team USA facing a deep international field that includes recent world record-setter Nao Kodaira of Japan.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (DAY 6)

NBC

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 10,000m Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

9:30 a.m. – Noon

Men’s Speed Skating – 10,000m Gold Medal Final

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, world record-holder Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada challenges the Dutch duo of Sven Kramer and defending champion Jorrit Bergsma in the men’s 10,000m.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, world record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada challenges the Dutch duo of Sven Kramer and defending champion Jorrit Bergsma in the men’s 10,000m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (DAY 7)

NBC

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Women’s Speed Skating – 5,000m Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

10:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Women’s Speed Skating – 5,000m Gold Medal Final

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Speed Skating – At age 45, Claudia Pechstein of Germany could become Speed Skating’s oldest-ever Olympic medalist with a podium finish in the women’s 5000m.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – At age 45, Claudia Pechstein of Germany could become Speed Skating’s oldest-ever Olympic medalist with a podium finish in the women’s 5000m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (DAY 8)

NBC

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Finals

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (MT)

Short Track – Gold Medal Finals

5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (PT)

Short Track – Gold Medal Finals

NBCSN

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Finals

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Short Track – The Short Track venue should be electric as host South Korea boasts multiple medal contenders in the men’s 1000m and women’s 1500m events.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Short Track – Short Track-crazed South Korea boasts multiple medal contenders in the men’s 1000m and women’s 1500m events. Notable Americans include J.R. Celski in his third Olympics and 18-year-old Maame Biney in her first.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (DAY 9)

NBC

7 p.m. – Midnight

Women’s Speed Skating – 500m Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Speed Skating

          Women’s 500m Gold Medal Final

          Men’s Team Pursuit Competition

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, South Korea’s Lee Sang-Hwaraces on home ice for a third consecutive gold in the women’s 500m.
  • Speed Skating – Speed Skating coverage includes qualifying in the men’s team pursuit, with the Dutch favored to defend their Sochi 2014 title.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, South Korea’s Lee Sang-Hwatakes to home ice in search of a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women’s 500m, while distance legend Sven Kramer leads the Netherlands into qualifying of the men’s team pursuit.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (DAY 10)

NBC

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Men's Ski Jumping – Team Large Hill Gold Medal Final

Speed Skating

          Men’s 500m Gold Medal Final

          Women’s Team Pursuit Competition

NBCSN

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Speed Skating

          Men’s 500m Gold Medal Final

          Women’s Team Pursuit Competition

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, the dominant Dutch target a second consecutive podium sweep in the men’s 500m, while favored Japan looks to advance in qualifying of the women’s team pursuit. 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, the dominant Dutch target a second consecutive podium sweep in the men’s 500m, while favored Japan looks to advance in qualifying of the women’s team pursuit. 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (DAY 11)

NBC

1:05 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

Noon – 5 p.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Final

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime Plus):

  • Short Track – Short Track coverage includes host South Korea’s quest for a sixth Olympic gold in the women’s 3000m relay, plus qualifying rounds of the women’s 1000m and men’s 500m; the latter features a U.S. trio of first-time Olympians. 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Short Track – Short Track-crazed South Korea has won five of the seven Olympic golds awarded in the women’s 3000m relay and is favored again on home ice in PyeongChang. Great Britain’s Elise Christie seeks to avenge three Sochi disqualifications as women’s 1000m qualifying begins, and three first-time Olympians represent the U.S. in the men’s 500m.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (DAY 12)

NBC

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Speed Skating – Team Pursuit Gold Medal Finals

NBCSN

10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Speed Skating – Men’s & Women’s Team Pursuit Gold Medal Finals

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Speed Skating – Team pursuit finals offer the powerful Dutch a shot at two Speed Skating gold medals. Japan is the favorite in the women’s event, while New Zealand, with just one Winter Olympic medal entering PyeongChang, has podium potential in the men’s.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – Team pursuit finals offer the powerful Dutch a shot at two Speed Skating gold medals. Japan is the favorite in the women’s event, while New Zealand, with just one Winter Olympic medal entering PyeongChang, has podium potential in the men’s.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (DAY 13)

NBC

8 p.m. – Midnight

Short Track – Gold Medal Finals

5 p.m. – 9:35 p.m. (PT)

Short Track – Gold Medal Finals

NBCSN

7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Finals

Medal Ceremonies

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Short Track – Gold Medal Final

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Short Track – Short Track finals include the men’s 500m, women’s 1000m and men’s 5000m relay; South Korean contenders abound, while Great Britain’s Elise Christie seeks Olympic redemption after three controversial DQs in Sochi, and the J.R. Celski-led United States relay team has podium potential.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Short Track – Short Track finals include the men’s 500m, women’s 1000m and men’s 5000m relay; South Korean contenders abound, while Great Britain’s Elise Christie seeks Olympic redemption after three controversial DQs in Sochi, and the J.R. Celski-led United States relay team has podium potential.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (DAY 14)

NBC

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 1,000m Gold Medal Final

6 p.m. – 9:35 p.m. (MT)

Men’s Speed Skating – 1,000m Gold Medal Final

5 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. (PT)

Men’s Speed Skating – 1,000m Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

5 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 1,000m Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, the men’s 1000m features two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis and his U.S. teammate Joey Mantiataking on the dominant Dutch.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – In Speed Skating, the men’s 1000m features two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis and his U.S. teammate Joey Mantiataking on the dominant Dutch.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (DAY 15)

NBC

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Speed Skating – Men’s and Women’s Mass Start Gold Medal Finals

Men’s Cross Country – 50km Gold Medal Final

NBCSN

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Speed Skating – Men’s and Women’s Mass Start Gold Medal Finals

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Speed Skating – Speed Skating coverage includes the Olympic debut of mass start racing, which differs from the traditional paired format. On the men’s side, Team USA’s Joey Mantia is the reigning world champion. The women’s field includes South Korean Kim Bo-Reum, who draws on her Short Track experience, plus German legendClaudia Pechstein and Team USA’s Heather Bergsma

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Speed Skating – Speed Skating coverage includes the Olympic debut of mass start racing, which differs from the traditional paired format. On the men’s side, Team USA’s Joey Mantia is the reigning world champion. The women’s field includes South Korean Kim Bo-Reum, who draws on her Short Track experience, plus German legendClaudia Pechstein and Team USA’s Heather Bergsma.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (DAY 16)

NBC

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Olympic Gold

8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Olympic Gold – Olympic Gold recaps the action from all venues.
  • Closing Ceremony – The XXIII Olympic Winter Games officially conclude with the Closing Ceremony in PyeongChang.