The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are officially underway, with the team figure skating event already in motion.
Men’s and pairs short programs took place on Thursday ahead of the Opening Ceremony, and the action will resume on Saturday with the short dance, ladies short and pairs free skate.
All five figure skating events will be held at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea.
A total of 32 nations and 153 athletes will be participating in the figure skating events, with Malaysia making its Olympic debut in the sport.
Canada is the most represented nation in figure skating with 17 athletes, while there are 15 Russians that will be taking the ice under the Olympic flag after the country was banned. The United States has 14 representatives, Italy and China have 11, while France and Germany have eight.
The final competitive figure skating event will be the laides’ single free program on Feb. 23, before the Gala exhibition is held on Feb. 25.
When will your favorite event air?
The full Olympic figure skating schedule can be seen below, with all times Eastern and medal events in bold:
|Thursday, Feb. 8||Team event: Men’s and pairs short programs||8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 10||Team event: Short dance, ladies short, pairs free||8:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, Feb. 11||Team event: Men’s & ladies free skate, free dance||8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Feb. 13||Pairs short program||8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Feb. 14||Pairs free skate||8:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, Feb. 15||Men’s short program||8:00 p.m.|
|Friday, Feb. 16||Men’s free skate||8:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, Feb. 18||Ice dance short dance||8:00 p.m.|
|Monday, Feb. 19||Ice dance free dance||8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Feb. 20||Ladies short program||8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Feb. 22||Ladies free skate||8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 24||Exhibition gala||7:30 p.m.|