Along with Figure Skating, Olympic Snowboarding is probably one of the more entertaining sports to watch, if not for the athleticism and skill involved than at least for the tricks. Snowboarding events kick off on Saturday, February 10 in Pyeongchang.
While Shaun White—the Flying Tomato himself—will make a return to the halfpipe in a bid to earn his third Olympic medal, there are a number of other snowboarding events worth watching.
First up is Slopestyle, in which the course is furnished with ramps, rails, and other objects that athletes use as launching pads to perform tricks. Next is the highly-anticipated halfpipe, which takes place on a semicircular ramp that allows snowboarders to achieve high jumps and complex flips. Following the halfpipe is Snowboard Cross, in which four to six people race down the slope, which is littered with various obstacles. Up next is a new event on the Olympic bill, called Big Air: a single “big” jump (as the name implies) in which athletes—you guessed it—perform more tricks! Finally, there is the Parallel Giant Slalom, which is a head-to-head race between two athletes who must maneuver around gates placed along the hillside.
Flips, spins, and tricks—oh my!
Here’s the snowboarding schedule and how you can tune in.
For the entire Olympic Winter Games schedule, click here.
Full Schedule (Finals Only)
Saturday, Feb. 10
Men’s Slopestyle — 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 11
Women’s Slopestyle — 8 p.m. ET
Monday, Feb. 12
Women’s Halfpipe — 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Men’s Halfpipe — 8:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 15
Men’s Snowboard Cross — 12:40 a.m. ET
Women’s Snowboard Cross — 10:50 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 22
Women’s Big Air — 7:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Feb. 23
Men’s Big Air — 8 p.m. ET
Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom — 10:58 p.m. ET
Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom — 11:04 p.m. ET
How to Watch on TV
The Olympic Games will all be broadcast on NBC, NBCSN and across NBC Universal networks. For full detailed TV listings, check out NBCOlympics.com.
How to Live Stream
All events will be live-streamed on NBCOlympics.com.