Switzerland vs Olympic Athlete from Russia

The United States rules the world in snowboard slopestyle. Jamie Anderson punctuated thatpoint on Sunday night — Monday in South Korea — when she stomped her first run in a shortened women’s slopestyle final where winds had their way with the women’s field on a bitterly cold day.  

Anderson’s win comes after 17-year-old snowboarding hero Red Gerard spun to gold in men’s slopestyle and Chris Mazdzer’s shocking silver in luge. And here’s a clue for Monday’s NBC coverage: Team USA is expected to add to its medal haul when 17-year-old phenom Chloe Kim drops into the halfpipe. We’ve got everything you need to check out all the action from NBC’s coverage of the Pyeongchang Games, whether you want to binge on NBC’s live TV coverage or stream live coverage online through the NBC Sports App or via fuboTV (try for free) or at NBCOlympics.com.

Since South Korea is 14 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone, if you feel like watching events live and staying up late, the app and the stream at NBCOlympics.com will certainly come in very handy — especially on the go.

The action opens with a round-robin stage where the eight teams are divided into groups of four. The top six teams from that stage advance to the playoff round, which begins Feb. 17. The gold medal game is set for Feb. 21.

It’s important to note that the schedule for this event gets a bit wonky given the time difference from Pyeongchang. For example, the gold medal game is on Thursday, Feb. 22 local time in South Korea, but it’ll still be Wednesday night in the United States. The schedule below takes that into account, so games are listed based on when they’ll be played on Eastern time.

The Americans have dominated the international hockey scene recently, winning four consecutive World Championships, but they haven’t won Olympic gold since the first women’s tournament in 1998. Canada beat the U.S. in the gold medal games in 2010 and 2014, which has led to a fierce rivalry between the two countries.

A potential USA-Canada rematch for gold is the big thing to root for, but this is also a unique opportunity to watch players who often don’t get to play under the bright lights. Make sure to stay glued to The Ice Garden, SB Nation’s women’s hockey website, all month for the most detailed coverage around.

How the tournament works

The tournament starts with the eight teams divided into groups of four for the preliminary stage. The United States, Canada, Finland, and Olympic Athletes from Russia are in Group A. Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, and Korea are in Group B.

All four teams from Group A will automatically advance to the playoff stage, with the top two teams automatically advancing to the semifinals. The other two teams play in the quarterfinals against the top two finishers from Group B.

The playoff stage plays out as a standard single-elimination bracket. There’s also a losers’ bracket to determine the complete order of all eight teams.


All times ET

Saturday, Feb. 10

Group B: Sweden 2, Japan 1
Group B: Switzerland 8, Korea 0

Sunday, Feb. 11

Group A: United States 3, Finland 1
Group A: Canada 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0

Monday, Feb. 12

Group B: Switzerland vs. Japan, 2:40 a.m. (NBCSN)
Group B: Sweden vs. Korea, 7:10 a.m. (NBCSN)

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Group A: Canada vs. Finland, 2:40 a.m. (NBCSN)
Group A: United States vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, 7:10 a.m. (NBCSN)
Group B: Sweden vs. Switzerland, 10:10 p.m. (NBCSN)

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Group B: Korea vs. Japan, 2:40 a.m. (USA Network)
Group A: United States vs. Canada, 10:10 p.m. (NBCSN)

Thursday, Feb. 15

Group A: Olympic Athletes from Russia vs. Finland, 2:40 a.m. (USA Network)

Friday, Feb. 16

Quarterfinals, 10:10 p.m. (CNBC)

Saturday, Feb. 17

Quarterfinals, 2:40 a.m. (USA Network)
5th-8th place game, 10:10 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 18

5th-8th place game, 2:40 a.m.
Semifinals, 11:10 p.m. (NBCSN)

Monday, Feb. 19

Semifinals, 7:10 a.m. (NBCSN)
5th-8th place game, 10:10 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

5th-8th place game, 2:40 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Bronze medal game, 2:40 a.m. (USA Network)
Gold medal game, 11:10 p.m. (NBCSN)