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How to watch figure skating and ice dancing at Beijing Olympics

In addition to their individual events, some will have the job of competing in the team skating event.

Nathan Chen, Mariah Bell, Madison Choc, Evan Bates, Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier will be among those representing the United States in figure skating and ice dancing at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Here is when and how to watch them on television as they compete for the gold medal. Livestreams require cable, satellite or streaming service authentication.

Team Event

Skaters from all four groups -- men's, women's, pairs and ice dancing -- will be chosen to compete their short or long programs or possibly both. 

Skaters in each discipline will get a score from 1-10, based on how high they place. So, the first place finisher in the men's short program gets 10 points, second place gets 9 points and so on. After all the short programs are done, the bottom five teams in terms of points are eliminated. The top five advance to the long programs.

Heading into the final night, the Russian Olympic Committee leads with 45 points followed by the U.S. with 42.

Pairs Free Skate, Ice Dance Free Dance and Women's Free Skate

  • Sunday, Feb. 6, 8:15 p.m.-11:15 p.m. ET
  • NBC Primetime (LIVE)
  • Livestream

Individual events

Each skater or couple gets a chance to do one short program, which is mainly made up of compulsory moves, and a longer program -- the free skate or free dance -- which allows more freedom, artistry and choreography. The combined scores of both programs determines placement.

Men

The U.S. is being represented by Nathan Chen, Vincent Zhou and Jason Brown.

Short Program

  • Monday, Feb. 7, 8:15 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. ET
  • NBC Primetime (LIVE)
  • Livestream

Free Skate

  • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 8:30 p.m.- 10:20 p.m. ET
  • NBC Primetime (LIVE)
  • Livestream

Ice Dance

Representing the U.S. are Madison Choc and Evan Bates; Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and; Kaitln Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker.

Rhythm Dance

  • Saturday, Feb. 12, 6:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. ET
  • USA Network (LIVE)
  • Livestream

Free Dance

  • Sunday, Feb. 13, 8:15 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET
  • USA Network (LIVE) until 10:45 p.m., then NBC (LIVE)
  • Livestream

Women

The U.S. is being represented by Mariah Bell, Karen Chen and Alysa Liu.

Short Program

  • Tuesday, Feb. 15, 5:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET
  • USA Network (LIVE); Replay during NBC primetime 
  • Livestream

Free Skate

  • Thursday, Feb. 17, 5:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. ET 
  • USA Network (LIVE); Replay during NBC primetime 
  • Livestream

Pairs

Representing the U.S. are Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier along with Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc.

Short Program

  • Friday, Feb. 18, 5:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. ET
  • USA Network (LIVE); Replay during NBC primetime
  • Livestream

Free Skate

  • Saturday, Feb 19, 6:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. ET
  • USA Network (LIVE); Replay during NBC primetime 
  • Livestream

Exhibition Gala

  • Saturday, Feb. 19, 11:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m. ET
  • NBC Primetime (LIVE)
  • Livestream

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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