What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb.15-16

Ivanie Blondin competes in the women's 5,000-metre long track speed skate

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb.15-16
Canada's Ivanie Blondin is competing in the women's 5,000-metre speed skating event on Friday starting at 6 a.m. ET, along with teammate Isabelle Weidemann. © Roberto Schmidt/Getty Images

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:

  • Figure skating men's short, Patrick Chan, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET on Thursday

Canada's Patrick Chan is taking his third and final Olympic spin as the men's figure skating event begins with the short program. The three-time world champion and Sochi silver medallist has said this will be his final Winter Games. However, he faces tough competition for the podium from Japanese star Yuzuru Hanyu and American Nathan Chen. 

Video | 5 things about Patrick Chan

  • Alpine women's slalom, Mikaela Shiffrin, starting at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday

Fresh off claiming her second straight Olympic gold in giant slalom on Wednesday, Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. returns to the hill to defend her slalom title. The 22-year-old will be attempting to become the first athlete to win this event at two straight Winter Games. Erin Mielzynski of Guelph Ont., Roni Remme of Collingwood, Ont., and Laurence St-Germain of Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que., are in the field.

Video | Mikaela Shiffrin dominates to win gold medal in giant slalom 

  • Alpine men's super-G, Dustin Cook, Manuel Osborne-Paradis, 9 p.m. to 11:10 p.m. ET on Thursday

The men's super-G was delayed as high winds have played havoc with the Olympic alpine schedule. Canada's Erik Guay was considered a strong contender in this event but had to pull out due a back injury suffered in December. The nations' hopes now ride on newcomer Dustin Cook, veteran Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Broderick Thompson and James Crawford. 

Video | Manuel Osborne-Paradis wants to 'fulfill this gift I was given'

  • Snowboard cross women's final, 10:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET on Thursday

A dynamic and often destructive display of athleticism and strategy will be on display in the women's snowboard cross final. The event features a series of elimination races whereby four competitors go head-to-head with only the top two finishers advancing to the next round. Canada has four boarders in search of the podium: Zoe Bergermann of Erin, Ont., Meryeta O'Dine of Prince George, B.C., Carle Brenneman of Richmond, B.C., and Tess Critchlow of Kelowna, B.C.

Video | No shortage of big crashes in snowboard cross

  • Women's curling, Canada vs. Denmark, 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. ET on Friday

Rachael Homan has had a tough start in this Olympic tournament, sporting a 0-2 record after suffering consecutive losses to South Korea (8-6) and Sweden (7-6). The 28-year-old from Ottawa, the defending world champion, will attempt to get Canada's medal defence back on track against Denmark in Draw 3.  

Video | Why the women's curling team wants to inspire young athletes

  • Speed skating women's 5,000 metres, Ivanie Blondin, Isabelle Weidemann, 6 a.m. to 7: 30 a.m. ET on Friday

Ivanie Blondin is looking to bounce back from a disappointing sixth-place finish as the Netherlands swept the women's 3,000 metres. She is joined in the 5,000 by compatriot Isabelle Weidemann.

Video | Meet Gizmo — Ivanie Blondin's pet parrot

  • Men's curling, Canada vs. South Korea, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on Friday

Kevin Koe and his Calgary-based rink have had to work for their 3-0 record, surviving tough draws against Italy (5-3), Great Britain (6-4) and Norway (7-4).

Video | Kevin Koe draws strength and inspiration from family in Yellowknife