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Canada at the Beijing Olympics: What to watch Friday night, Saturday morning

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The first full day of the Beijing Winter Olympics after Friday’s opening ceremony will see Canadian athletes compete in their first medal events, along with ski jumping and more curling and hockey.

For Canadian fans, events will begin Friday evening and continue overnight into Saturday morning.

Here’s when you can see Canada compete (all times Eastern).

Events with multiple matches are marked with the start time of the earliest match. Medal events are marked in bold.

Snowboarding – 9:45 p.m. ET

Canadians Laurie Blouin, Jasmine Baird and Brooke Voigt will undertake two qualifying runs in the women’s snowboard slopestyle event.

The first run kicks off at 9:45 p.m. ET Friday, followed by the second at 10:47 p.m. ET.

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Hockey – 11:10 p.m. ET

Canada’s women’s hockey team takes on Finland in their second match of the Games at 11:10 p.m. ET Friday.

The team walloped Switzerland 12-1 in their Beijing debut on Thursday.

Ski Jumping – 12:15 a.m. ET

The men’s and women’s normal hill individual competitions kick off at the Zhangjiakou National Ski Jumping Centre from the top of a 100-metre-high hill.

At 12:15 a.m. ET Saturday, Matthew Soukup and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes will take off in the men’s trial round for qualification. They’ll then jump the qualification round at 1:20 a.m. ET.

Abigail Strate and Alexandria Loutitt will then compete in the women’s trial round at 4:45 a.m. ET, followed by the first round at 5:45 a.m. ET. A top-30 finish will land the women in the medal final later in the day.

Curling – 1:05 a.m. ET

Rachel Homan and John Morris continue their tour through the mixed doubles round robin competition, first facing off against Sweden at 1:05 a.m. ET Saturday.

The duo will then take on the United States at 7:05 a.m. ET.

Homan and Morris are on a three-game winning streak after losing their first match of the Games on Thursday against Great Britain.

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Cross-Country Skiing – 2:45 a.m. ET

Katherine Stewart-Jones, Dahria Beatty, Cendrine Browne and Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt will aim for a spot on the medal podium in the women’s 2×7.5km skiathlon medal race at 2:45 a.m. ET Saturday.

Speed Skating – 3:30 a.m. ET

Valerie Maltais, Ivanie Blondin and Isabelle Weidemann will try to nab medals in the women’s 3,000-metre race at 3:30 a.m. ET Saturday.

Biathlon – 4 a.m. ET

Sarah Beaudry, Emma Lunder, Christian Gow and Scott Gow will compete for gold in the 4×6-kilometre mixed relay race starting at 4 a.m. ET Saturday.

Freestyle Skiing – 5 a.m. ET

Canada’s Laurent Dumais will run the men’s moguls qualifying round at 5 a.m. ET Saturday.

A top-10 finish will send Dumais to the finals at 6:30 a.m. ET, where he could join top-ranked Mikaël Kingsbury in the quest for a medal. The best score from three runs will determine the final rankings.

Short-Track Speed Skating – 6 a.m. ET

The women’s 500-metre qualifying heats kick off at 6 a.m. ET Saturday with world record holder Kim Boutin running in the third heat, Alyson Charles in the fifth heat and Florence Brunelle in the sixth heat.

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Then at 6:38 a.m. ET, the men’s 1,000-metre qualifying heats get underway, with Canada’s Jordan Pierre-Gilles racing in the third heat and Pascal Dion in the fourth.

Canada will then race the mixed team relay quarterfinals at 7:23 a.m. ET, with semifinals and the medal final later that day in their sights.

Luge – 6:10 a.m. ET

At 6:10 a.m. ET Saturday, Reid Watts will undertake his first official run in competition in the men’s singles luge.

His second run will then take place at 7:50 a.m. ET.

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