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Watch Winter Olympics live: Here's how and when to watch the 2022 Olympics

Here's how to watch those triple axels from a warm seat on the couch.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are off to a flying, twisting, gravity-defying start, with figure skating, snowboarding and alpine skiing headlining an action-packed February.

The Olympics schedule is easier than ever to watch, with every moment of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics shown live and on-demand.

Team USA is racking up the medal count, led by stars like figure skating wonder Nathan Chen taking home his much-anticipated gold, and snowboarder Chloe Kim repeating her gold-winning performance of 2018.

Whether you're wondering how to watch figure skating or want to check out the best curling uniforms, there's plenty to see with a record 109 events featuring 222 Team USA athletes, including snowboarding legend Shaun White and skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin, all streamed in real time from Beijing.

When are the Winter Olympics?

The Beijing Winter Olympics began with the opening ceremony Feb. 4, with a few preliminary events before the opening ceremony. The 2022 Olympics continue through the closing ceremony on Feb. 20, 2022.

Beijing is 13 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone, so similar to Tokyo, you can expect to see evening events live in the morning, and vice versa.

How can I watch the Olympics?

NBC Universal is home to the Olympics, so tune into NBC for primetime coverage. For the first time, you can watch all events and coverage on the streaming service Peacock, both live and on demand. You can also stream live events on and the NBC Sports app. (A cable login will be required.)

Peacock offers limited streaming of the Olympics for free. Upgrade to the $5 monthly premium package to see everything on offer.

You can subscribe to several streaming services like Hulu+, YouTube+ or Sling (or get a free trial) to watch the Olympics without cable.

Watch TODAY and TODAY All Day for the latest news and interviews from those early morning events.

When is figure skating?

Olympic figure skating began on Thursday, Feb. 3 with team skating and continues through Feb. 19.

  • Thursday, Feb. 3 (8:55 p.m. EST, airing live on NBC): The figure skating team event gets underway with the men’s short program, rhythm dance and pairs short program.
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 (8:30 p.m.): The figure skating team event continues with the women’s short program and pairs free skate.
  • Sunday, Feb. 6 (8:15 p.m.): The figure skating team event continues with men’s and women’s free skate, and the free dance. (medal events)
  • Monday, Feb. 7 (8:15 p.m.): Men’s short program competition.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9 (8:30 p.m.): Men’s free skate competition. (medal event)
  • Saturday, Feb. 12 (6 a.m.): Ice dance — rhythm dance
  • Sunday, Feb. 13 (8:15 p.m.): Ice dance — free dance (medal event)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15 (5 a.m.): Women’s single skating — short program
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 (5 a.m.): Women’s single skating — free skating (medal event)
  • Friday, Feb. 18 (5:30 a.m.): Pair skating — short program
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 (6 a.m.): Pair skating — free skating (medal event)
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 (11 p.m.): Exhibition gala

When is snowboarding?

Snowboarding events began Friday, Feb. 4 with women's slopestyle qualifying events, and continue through Feb. 14 with the men's big air final. The women's halfpipe final airs Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 8:30 p.m. and the men's halfpipe final airs Thursday, Feb. 10 at 8:30 p.m. EST. For a full schedule, see

When is skiing?

Alpine skiing and freestyle skiing began Feb. 2 with men's downhill training and continue through Friday, Feb. 18 with the alpine team event and the men's halfpipe final. For full schedules see the alpine skiing schedule and freestyle skiing schedule.

When is hockey?

The women’s competition began on Feb. 2, a day before the opening ceremony. The gold medal games are Feb. 16 for the women and Feb. 19 for the men. For a full hockey schedule, see

What is the Winter Olympics schedule?

For a full Olympics schedule, including events on USA Network and CNBC, and access to live streams, go to, or check for individual sports.

What events are at the Winter Olympics?

The 2022 Beijing Olympics include a record 109 events in seven sports: biathalon, bobsledding, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating (which includes figure skating and speed skating), and skiing (which includes snowboarding and ski jumping).

Seven new events were added for Beijing 2022: men's and women's big air freestyle, women's monobob (or single person bobsled), mixed team competitions in freestyle skiing aerials, ski jumping, and snowboard cross, and a mixed relay in short track speed skating.

The mixed-gender events are one of the International Olympic Committee's ways of adding more women's events. Beijing's competitors are set to be 45 percent female, a winter Olympics record.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang included mixed-doubles curling and alpine team skiing, four years after the debut of mixed-gender events in biathlon, luge and figure skating.

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo also added six new events featuring men and women competing on the same teams in swimming, track, triathlon, archery, judo and table tennis.

What is the Beijing Olympics mascot?

Beijing's Olympics mascot is Bing Dwen Dwen, a wide-eyed panda in a suit of ice.

Beijing 2022 Official Mascot Launch
Mascots of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon.Xinyu Cui / Getty Images

“‘Bing’ means ice and also symbolizes purity and strength, and ‘Dwen Dwen’ represents children,” the International Olympic Organization said in a statement announcing the news. “The mascot embodies the strength and willpower of athletes and will help to promote the Olympic spirit.”

The heart shape in the panda's paw represents hospitality, and the bright colors around its face resemble ice and snow tracks. Bing Dwen Dwen is accompanied by the Paralympic mascot, Shuey Rhon Rhon, "a lantern child ready to welcome friends from around the world," the IOC said.

When are the next Olympics?

We've been spoiled with back-to-back Olympics. After Beijing, we'll have to wait two years for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. The next Olympics are:

  • Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
  • Paris Summer Olympics 2024
  • Milan Winter Olympics 2026
  • Los Angeles Summer Olympics 2028
  • 2030 Winter Olympics (host unknown)
  • Brisbane Summer Olympics 2032