Alpine skiing World Cup speeds up; winter sports broadcast schedule

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The Alpine skiing World Cup visits Beaver Creek, Colorado, for the first time in two years. With four races scheduled, it could be well worth the wait.

The Birds of Prey stop on the men’s circuit includes one extra race this season after cancellations last weekend in Lake Louise, Canada.

Beaver Creek is slated to hold super-Gs on Thursday and Friday and downhills on Saturday and Sunday, all airing on NBC Sports and Peacock.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, who last season became the first U.S. man to win a World Cup super-G in 14 years, is expected to lead the American contingent on home snow.

The women’s Alpine World Cup heads to Lake Louise for its first speed races of the season. Mikaela Shiffrin, bidding to race all five individual events at the Olympics, is expected to race both downhills and a super-G.

Also this weekend, the speed skating World Cup makes its lone stop in the U.S. at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics venue.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s Visa Big Air World Cup event for skiers and snowboarders is set for Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Alpine Skiing World Cup — Beaver Creek, Colorado (Men) and Lake Louise, Canada (Women)

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Thursday 1:45 p.m. Men’s Super-G Peacock | STREAM LINK
11 p.m.* Men’s Super-G NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Friday 12:30 p.m. Men’s Super-G NBCSN | STREAM LINK
2:30 p.m. Women’s Downhill Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 1 p.m. Men’s Downhill NBCSN | STREAM LINK
2:30 p.m. Women’s Downhill Peacock | STREAM LINK
5 p.m.* Men’s Downhill NBC | STREAM LINK
Sunday 12:30 p.m. Women’s Super-G Peacock | STREAM LINK
2 p.m. Men’s Downhill Peacock | STREAM LINK
4 p.m.* Men’s Downhill NBC | STREAM LINK

Bobsled/Skeleton World Cup — Altenberg, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 3:55 a.m. Women’s Skeleton Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
8:25 a.m. Men’s Skeleton Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
4 p.m.* Women’s Skeleton Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
5 p.m.* Men’s Skeleton Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3:55 a.m. Women’s Monobob Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
8:25 a.m. Two-Man Bobsled Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
4 p.m.* Women’s Monobob Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
5 p.m.* Two-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4:20 a.m. Two-Woman Bobsled Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
8:25 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Two-Woman Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
10 p.m.* Highlights NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Luge World Cup — Sochi, Russia

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 2:30 a.m. Doubles Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
5:45 a.m. Men Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6:30 p.m.* Highlights NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Sunday 2:30 a.m. Women Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
5:30 a.m. Sprint Men Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6:15 a.m. Sprint Doubles Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6:50 a.m. Sprint Women Olympics.com | STREAM LINK

Speed Skating World Cup — Salt Lake City

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 2:30 p.m. Women’s 500m Peacock | STREAM LINK
2:58 p.m. Men’s 500m Peacock | STREAM LINK
3:37 p.m. Women’s 3000m Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:35 p.m. Men’s 5000m Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 2:30 p.m. Women’s 500m Peacock | STREAM LINK
3:07 p.m. Men’s 1500m Peacock | STREAM LINK
3:56 p.m. Women’s 1000m Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:40 p.m. Men’s Mass Start Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:04 p.m. Women’s Team Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Men’s 500m Peacock | STREAM LINK
3:07 p.m. Women’s 1500m Peacock | STREAM LINK
3:57 p.m. Men’s 1000m Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:41 p.m. Women’s Mass Start Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:05 p.m. Men’s Team Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK
10 p.m.* Highlights NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Biathlon World Cup — Oestersund, Sweden

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Thursday 8 a.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
10 a.m. Men’s 10km Sprint Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Friday 2 a.m.* Men’s 10km Sprint NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Saturday 7 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
9 a.m. Men’s Relay Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Sunday 2 a.m.* Women’s 7.5km Sprint NBCSN | STREAM LINK
6:30 a.m. Women’s Relay Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
5:30 p.m.* Women’s Relay NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Monday 5:30 p.m.* Men’s Relay NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup — Lillehammer, Norway

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 6:30 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Sprints Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 4 a.m. Men’s 15km Peacock | STREAM LINK
6 a.m. Women’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3:20 a.m. Men’s Relay Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:45 a.m. Woen’s Relay Peacock | STREAM LINK

Ski Jumping World Cup — Lillehammer, Norway (Women) and Wisla, Poland (Men)

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 12 p.m. Men (Qualifying) Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 10:30 a.m. Men’s Team Peacock | STREAM LINK
12:15 p.m. Women Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 10 a.m. Men Peacock | STREAM LINK
11:30 a.m. Women Peacock | STREAM LINK

Nordic Combined World Cup — Lillehammer, Norway

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 5:30 a.m. Women’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m. Women’s 5km Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3 a.m. Men’s Team Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:25 a.m. Women’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
7:40 a.m. Men’s Team Relay Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:50 a.m. Women’s 5km Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4:50 a.m. Men’s Ski Jumpg Peacock | STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup — Ruka, Finland (Aerials, Moguls) and Steamboat Springs, Colorado (Big Air)

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Thursday 9:30 a.m. Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
Friday 3:40 a.m. Women’s Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
6:15 a.m. Men’s Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Team Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 9 a.m. Moguls Peacock | STREAM LINK
3 p.m. Big Air Peacock | STREAM LINK
11 p.m.* Big Air NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Snowboarding World Cup — Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 11:30 a.m. Big Air Peacock | STREAM LINK
9 p.m.* Big Air NBCSN | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

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In a tie, Wendy Holdener puts to rest a remarkable stat in Alpine skiing

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Swiss Wendy Holdener ended one of the most remarkable victory droughts in sports by tying for the win with Swede Anna Swenn Larsson in a World Cup slalom in Killington, Vermont, on Sunday.

Holdener, after 15 second-place finishes and 15 third-place finishes in her career, stood on the top step of a World Cup slalom podium for the first time. She shared it with Swenn Larsson, who had six World Cup slalom podiums before Sunday and also earned her first win.

They beat Austrian Katharina Truppe by .22 of a second combining times from two runs.

ALPINE SKIING: Full Results | Broadcast Schedule

Holdener, 29, previously won three World Cups in other disciplines, plus two world championships in the combined and Olympic and world titles in the team event.

“To be tied first when I came into the finish was such a relief,” Holdener said while shoulder to shoulder with Swenn Larsson. “On the end, it’s perfect, because now we can share our first win together.”

Mikaela Shiffrin had the best first-run time but lost her lead midway through the second run and finished fifth. Shiffrin, who won the first two slaloms this season last weekend, was bidding for a 50th World Cup slalom victory and a sixth win in six slaloms in Killington.

“I fought. I think some spots I got a little bit off my timing, but I was pushing, and that’s slalom,” she said before turning her attention to Holdener and Swenn Larsson. “It’s a pretty special day, actually.”

The women’s Alpine skiing World Cup moves next weekend to Lake Louise, Alberta, with two downhills and a super-G.

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Injured Ilia Malinin wins Grand Prix Finland, qualifies for Grand Prix Final

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Ilia Malinin, competing “a little bit injured” this week, still won Grand Prix Finland and goes into the Grand Prix Final in two weeks as the world’s top-ranked male singles skater.

Malinin, who was second after Friday’s short program, landed four clean quadruple jumps in Saturday’s free skate to overtake Frenchman Kevin Aymoz.

Malinin, who landed a quad flip in competition for the first time, according to SkatingScores.com, also attempted a quad Axel to open his program, but spun out of the landing and put his hand down on the ice.

Malinin also won his previous two starts this season in come-from-behind fashion. The 17-year-old world junior champion became the first skater to land a clean, fully rotated quad Axel in September, then did it again in October at Skate America, where he posted the world’s top overall score this season.

Next, Malinin can become the second-youngest man to win the Grand Prix Final after Russian Yevgeny Plushenko. His biggest competition is likely to be world champion Shoma Uno of Japan, who like Malinin won both of his Grand Prix starts this fall. Malinin and Uno have not gone head-to-head this season.

Grand Prix Finland highlights air on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Earlier, Japan’s Mai Mihara overtook world silver medalist Loena Hendrickx of Belgium to become the only woman to win both of her Grand Prix starts this season. Mihara prevailed by .23 of a point. The top three women this season by best total score are Japanese, led by a junior skater, 14-year-old Mao Shimada, who isn’t Olympic age-eligible until 2030.

Mihara and Hendrickx qualified for the Grand Prix Final, joining world champion Kaori Sakamoto and Rinka Watanabe, both of Japan, South Korean Yelim Kim and American Isabeau Levito, the world junior champion.

Italians Rebecca Ghilardi and Filippo Ambrosini won both pairs’ programs and qualified for their first Grand Prix Final.

Japan’s Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara and Americans Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier headline the Final. Both pairs won each of their Grand Prix starts earlier this fall. The Japanese have the world’s two best scores this season. The Americans are reigning world champions.

At least one Russian or Chinese pair made every Grand Prix Final podium — usually pairs from both countries — but neither nation competed in pairs this Grand Prix season. All Russian skaters are banned due to the war in Ukraine. China’s lone entry on the Grand Prix across all disciplines was an ice dance couple.

Canadians Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier improved on their world-leading score for this season in winning the ice dance by 17.03 points over Americans Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker. Both couples qualified for the Grand Prix Final in the absence of all three Olympic medalists this fall.

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