A lot of major events are on the Winter Olympic schedule for Wednesday, and Americans will have plenty of chances to catch them live.
The headliner is the start of the men's hockey quarterfinals. Team USA will face the Czech Republic at noon (ET), a perfectly reasonable time that gives you an excuse to take a longer lunch break than normal. That game will be shown on the USA Network, whose executives will surely appreciate the ratings bump. Canada plays at the same time, taking on Latvia. The other two matches of the day are live on NBCSN.
Another major event is the start of women's individual figure skating, which begins at 10 a.m. with the short program on NBCSN. Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold are the top Americans in the field, but they'll be contending with Vancouver gold medalist Yuna Kim, along with breakout Russian star Yulia Lipnitskaia.
Other Olympic action includes the curling semifinals, snowboarding parallel giant slalom and a cross country sprint. Here's your complete television schedule for the day (all times ET, medal events in italics):
- Men's quarterfinals
3 a.m. - Sweden vs. Slovenia, NBCSN
7:30 a.m. - Finland vs. Russia, NBCSN
Noon - USA vs. Czech Republic, USA Network
Noon - Canada vs. Latvia, MSNBC
- Men's semifinals
2:30 p.m. - Sweden vs. Great Britain, MSNBC (tape delay)
5 p.m. - Canada vs. China, CNBC (tape delay)
- Women's semifinals
5 a.m. - Great Britain vs. Canada, USA Network
9 a.m. - Sweden vs. Switzerland, MSNBC (tape delay)
10 a.m. - Women's short program, NBCSN
5:30 a.m. - Men's and women's parallel giant slalom, NBCSN
Cross country skiing
5:30 a.m. - Men's and women's team sprint, NBCSN