What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb.10-11

Canadians Mark McMorris, Andi Naude, Ted-Jan Bloemen are medal contenders

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb.10-11
Slopestyler Mark McMorris is a good bet to win Canada's first medal of the Games. © Kevin Light/CBC Sports

CBC's daily broadcast schedule:

7 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET, Olympic Games Primetime, with Scott Russell

2 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET, Olympic Games Overnight with Craig Morris and Kelly VanderBeek

6 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, Olympic Games Morning, with Andi Petrillo and Alexandre Despatie

Canadians to watch today:

  • ​Men's snowboard slopestyle final, Mark McMorris, Max Parrot, Sebastien Toutant, Tyler Nicholson, Saturday, 8 p.m.-9:40 p.m. ET

All four Canadians qualified for the final and are expected to be in the medal hunt. McMorris won bronze in Sochi and is a three-time Winter X Games gold medallist in the event. Not to be outdone are Parrot and Toutant, who have also won slopestyle gold at the Winter X Games. First-time Olympian Tyler Nicholson had a strong second run in qualifying to join his Canadian teammates in the final.

  • Team figure skating event, Saturday, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET

Canada enters the next stage of the team event in first place with 17 points — three ahead of the United States — thanks to the respective efforts of Patrick Chan and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford in the men's and pairs short programs, respectively.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir look to keep the momentum going when the short program of the ice dance kicks off. The pair will be followed by Katelyn Osmond in the women's short program (9:45 p.m. ET) and Duhamel and Radford in the pairs free skate (11:40 p.m. ET).

  •  Alpine men's downhill,  postponed to next Wednesday

Strong winds have pushed back the men's race, which was scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.

  • Women's snowboard slopestyle qualifications, Laurie Blouin, Spencer O'Brien, Saturday, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. ET

With the reigning world champion in Blouin and a Winter X Games champion in O'Brien, Canada is expected to contend. Blouin is making her first Olympic appearance and plans to compete despite a nasty fall Friday during training that required a trip to the hospital. O'Brien was 12th in Sochi, but has five Winter X Games medals on her resume.

  • X-country men's skiathlon, Alex Harvey, Sunday, 1:15 a.m.-3:15 a.m. ET 

The St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., native looks to rebound from a disastrous 2014 Winter Games, where his best finish was 12th in the team sprint event. Harvey finished fifth in the skiathlon at the 2017 worlds and could become the first Canadian male to reach the podium in the sport.

  • Long track speed skating men's 5,000 metres, Ted-Jan Bloemen, Sunday, 2:00 a.m.-4:40 a.m. ET

The Calgary-based speed skater broke Dutch legend Sven Kramer's decade-long world record at a World Cup event last December. Bloemen has been a consistent threat in the distance with three World Cup podiums this season and a fifth place finish at last year's world championships. 

  • Ladies' moguls final, Andi Naude, Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Audrey Robichaud, Sunday, 7:00 a.m.-8:40 a.m. ET

Canada could have multiple medallists, as was the case four years ago when Justine Dufour-Lapointe and sister Chloé won gold and silver, respectively. Naude came into Pyeongchang second in the World Cup standings and qualified in the same spot for the final.

Dufour-Lapointe and Robichaud qualified fourth and 10th respectively to advance directly into the final. Chloé Dufour-Lapointe could join the trio if she places in the top 10 of the second qualifying session (5:30 a.m. ET) 

  • Women's hockey, Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, Sunday, 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET

The Canadian women's hockey team is looking to win a fifth straight gold medal, after topping the podium in every Olympics since winning silver in the inaugural tournament in Nagano in 1998. Fourteen players from this team played in Sochi.