What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb. 23-24

Canada's Max Parrot, Mark McMorris, Sebastien Toutant go for big air gold

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb. 23-24
Max Parrot will be going for his second Olympic medal in Pyeongchang as the big air competition concludes on Friday. Joining Parrot in the final will be fellow Canadians Mark McMorris and Sebastien Toutant. © Dmitri Lovetsky/Associated Press

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:

  • Men's big air final, Max Parrot, Mark McMorris, Sebastien Toutant, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday

The big air competition wraps up with Canada's Max Parrot, Mark McMorris and Sebastien Toutant having all booked their place in the final.

Parrot and McMorris have already won medals in Pyeongchang, taking silver and bronze respectively in men's slopestyle. Parrot is also the three-time defending X Games big air champion. While McMorris won the Olympic test event on this vary course in November.

Joining them in the final will be 17-year-old American wunderkind Red Gerard, who nipped Parrot and McMorris for gold in slopestyle. But don't expect to see much camaraderie, even amongst Canada's trio, not with a chance to become the sport's first Olympic champion on the line.

  • Bobsleigh 4-man, Justin Kripps, Christopher Spring, 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday

Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz will look to replicate their bobsleigh gold medal success in the 2-man as they're joined by teammates Oluseyi Smith and Jesse Lumsden for the 4-man competition.

Kripps and company, who finished fourth in this year's World Cup standings, will be in Canada-1. Three time Olympian Christopher Spring pilots Canada-2 along with Lascelles Brown, Bryan Barnett and Neville Wright.

Canada-3 will be piloted by Nick Poloniato and crewed by Cameron Stones, Joshua Kirkpatrick and Ben Coakwell. 

  • Alpine team event, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Friday

Canada will be hard-pressed to match its silver from the 2015 world championships as the alpine team event makes its Olympic debut on Friday. Teams battle it out in a tournament-style bracket, with both male and female competitors racing in gender specific head-to-head matchups to score points for their teams.

  • Cross-country men's 50-kilometre, Alex Harvey, 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. ET on Saturday

After disappointing finishes in the cross-country sprint, 15-kilometre and 30-km events, Canada's Alex Harvey has one last chance at an Olympic medal in Pyeongchang with the 50-km mass start. The 29-year-old from St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., is the reigning world champ at this distance; however in the Olympics the event will be classic, not freestyle, which could be to his disadvantage.  

Devon Hershaw, Graeme Killick and Russell Kennedy are also on Canada's start list.

  • Men's hockey bronze medal final, Canada vs. Czech Republic, 7:10 a.m to 9:30 a.m ET on Saturday

After a stunning 4-3 semifinal loss to Germany, Canada will look to rebound against the Czech Republic in the bronze-medal game.

The match represents a final shot at glory, as well as a chance at redemption against a tough Czech team that defeated Canada 3-2 in a penalty shootout earlier in the preliminary round.

The Czechs lost 3-0 to the Olympic Athletes from Russia in their respective semifinal.  

  • Men's curling final, Sweden vs. United States, 1:30 a.m to 4:30 a.m ET on Saturday

The United States takes on Sweden in the men's gold-medal match. The Americans defeated Canada's Kevin Koe and his Calgary-based rink 5-3 in the semis to advance.

Sweden booked its spot with a 9-3 victory over Switzerland, who went on to defeat Koe in the bronze-medal final.

  • Speed skating, men's and women's mass start, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET

As the long-track speed skating mass-start event makes its Olympic debut, Canada's best shot at a medal on the women's side is Ottawa's Ivanie Blondin. A former short-track speed skater, Blondin has won world championship gold and silver as well as a World Cup title in this event.

Keri Morrison joins Blondin on the women's side, while Jean Olivier will be Canada's sole male representative as skaters jostle for position over 16 laps.