Here’s the how, when, where and what channel you can watch the skeleton events at the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Much like the sport itself, the skeleton events at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea will come at you fast and furious as 20 women and 30 men will each compete in four heats over two days at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang.
The men will kick things off with two days of action with the women following right behind. With no team format, things are pretty simple here. Each competitor takes three runs down the track with each turn counting toward his or her cumulative time. Following the first three heats, the fastest racers will compete for medals in the final heat.
For those wanting to watch things live, one must first remember the 14-hour time difference between Pyeongchang and the Eastern Time Zone in the United States, which will actually mean that the skeleton events will technically take place on different days in South Korea and the U.S. Not to worry, however. Actual date and time of the event are listed in Korea Time (KT) and when it airs here in the States, using Eastern Time (ET). Be sure to adjust accordingly depending on where you hang your hat.
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- Thursday, Feb. 15 – Men’s skeleton runs 1-2 – 10:00 a.m. KT/8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 14
- Friday, Feb. 16 – Men’s skeleton runs 3-4 – 9:30 a.m. KT/7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 15
- Friday, Feb. 16 – Women’s skeleton runs 1-2 – 8:20 p.m. KT/6:20 a.m. ET
- Saturday, Feb. 17 – Women’s skeleton runs 3-4 – 8:20 p.m. KT/6:20 a.m. ET
For those choosing to watch on television, there will be plenty of coverage across the networks of NBC Universal. At the time of this writing, there are only two blocks set aside solely for skeleton so there will be times when it’s lumped in with other events on a broadcast. Using Eastern Time, here’s the list of times and channels where you can catch this exciting event.
- Wednesday, Feb. 14 – NBCSN – Nordic Combined, Skeleton – 2:30 a.m. ET
- Wednesday, Feb. 14 – NBCSN – Skeleton, Luge – 9:30 a.m. ET
- Wednesday, Feb. 14 – NBC – Skeleton, Speed Skating, Alpine, Figure Skating – 8:00 p.m. ET – Primetime Encore at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday
- Thursday, Feb. 15 – NBC – Snowboarding, Skeleton – 12:05 a.m. ET
- Thursday, Feb. 15 – NBC – Freestyle, Skeleton, Snowboarding, Figure Skating – 8:00 p.m. ET – Primetime Encore at 2:00 a.m. on Friday
- Friday, Feb. 16 – NBCSN – Skeleton – 9:30 a.m. ET
- Friday, Feb. 16 – NBC – Freestyle, Skeleton, Alpine, Figure Skating – 8:00 p.m. ET -Primetime Encore at 2:00 a.m. ET on Saturday
- Saturday, Feb. 17 – NBCSN – Skeleton – 1:30 p.m. ET
- Saturday, Feb. 17 – NBC – Alpine, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Short Track – 8:00 p.m. ET – Primetime Encore at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday
Which skeleton events will you be tuning in to watch? Be sure to check back in with FanSided each and every day for continuing coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea.