What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb. 21-22

Canada goes for 5th consecutive gold as it takes on U.S. in women's hockey final

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb. 21-22
Canada will look to win its fifth straight Olympic gold medal in women's hockey as it takes on arch-rival United States in Wednesday's final. © Brendan Smialowski/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 and notables to watch:

  • Women's big air final, Laurie Blouin, Spencer O'Brien, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday

Laurie Blouin has promised to deliver a "big final" as the women's big air competition comes to close. The Stoneham, Que., native, who won silver in slopestyle, will be going for her second medal in South Korea.

Spencer O'Brien, of Courtenay, B.C., has also qualified for the final.

  • Men's halfpipe ski final, Mike Riddle, Noah Bowman, 9:30 p.m. to 10:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday

Two Canadians have qualified for the men's halfpipe final, including Sochi silver medallist Mike Riddle of Edmonton and Calgary's Noah Bowman.

Having finished seventh and ninth respectively in qualification, the pair face a tough battle against a talented group of Americans led by Aaron Blunck, who dominated the early rounds.

  • Women's hockey final, Canada vs. United States, 11:10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday

Canada will vie for a fifth consecutive gold medal in women's hockey against arch-rival United States.

The pair have met in five previous finals in what has become one of the Winter Games' biggest rivalries. Canada enters the match riding a 24-game Olympic win streak, having already defeated the Americans 2-1 during the preliminary round.

  • Short track, Samuel Girard – men's 500-metre & team relay, Kim Boutin – women's 1,000, 5 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. ET on Thursday

Double bronze medallist Kim Boutin goes for her third podium in South Korea as she and teammates Marianne St-Gelais and Valerie Maltais compete in the women's 1,000 metres.

On the men's side, Samuel Girard will look to add to his gold in the 1,000 with a second podium appearance in the 500. Girard, along with teammates, Charles Hamelin, Charle Cournoyer, Pascal Dion and Francois Hamelin, will also compete in the team relay final.

  • Men's curling semifinals, Canada vs. United States, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on Thursday

Kevin Koe and his Calgary-based rink continue their pursuit of a gold medal, facing the United States in the men's curling semifinals. It will be Team Canada's second shot at the Americans having lost t them earlier in extra ends during the preliminary round.

In the other semifinal, Sweden takes on the winner of a tie-breaker between Switzerland and Great Britain scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday.