Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Heartbeat

This week's edition of The Heartbeat include events where Canada's athletes will be competing at the FIS Aerials World Cup in Val Saint-Côme (QC), Curling Continental Cup in Penticton (BC), Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham (QC) and Quebec City, Figure Skating National Championships in Mississauga, FIS Moguls World Cup in Calgary, Water Polo World Qualifying in Calgary and Davis Cup Tennis in Vancouver.

Sports being televised or streamed include bobsleigh, skeleton, alpine skiing, curling, tennis, track cycling, cross-country skiing, ski-cross, biathlon, freeskiing and snowboarding. A new weekly French television show hosted by Marc Durand is also premiering this week that will feature athletes as they aim to represent Canada at the Sochi Olympics. Events to meet athletes are being held in Canmore where the Alberta Museum of Nordic Skiing has recently opened.

If you are participating in or know of an event that could be featured in The Heartbeat, please contact me: suzanne[at]sportcafe[dot]ca or via Twitter @olympichearts.

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup - Aerials
January 12, 2013
Station Touristique Val Saint Côme, Québec
Competing: Olivier Rochon, Travis Gerrits, Jean-Christophe André, Jon Vellner and Sabrina Guérin.
Free event
Spectator info, click here.
Click here for schedule.
To be televised on January 19, 22 and 23rd on Sportsnet.

Curling Continental Cup
Team North America vs Team World
January 10-13, 2013
Penticton, BC
Click here for draw schedule
Click here for Teams
More Info

Snowboard World Championships 
January 17-27, 2013
Stoneham Mountain Resort, Quebec
Slopestyle January 17 (9:50-15:20) & 18 (9:50-13h40)
Halfpipe January 20 (9:40-13:00)
Snowboard Cross January 24 (10:30-14:30) & 26 (11h-13:10)
Parallel Giant Slalom January 25 9:00-15:00
Parallel Slalom January 27 9:00-15:00

Ilot Fleurie, Quebec
Big Air January 18 (19:00-22:00) & 19 (17:00-20:30)

Canadians competing include Olympic gold medallists Jasey-Jay Anderson, Maëlle Ricker, and Olympic bronze medallist Dominique Maltais.
Click here for National Team members.
More info

Figure Skating Canadian Championships 
January 18-20, 2013
Hershey Centre
Mississauga, ON
Canadians competing include Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and World Champion Patrick Chan.
More info

FIS World Cup Moguls
January 26, 2013
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary, AB
Free Event
Spectator Info, click here.
More Info

Tennis - Davis Cup World Group
Canada vs Spain
World Group 1st Round
February 1-3, 2013
Thunderbird Sports Centre
Vancouver, Canada
More Info

Water Polo World Qualifying Tournament 
January 30-February 3, 2013
Talisman Centre
Calgary, Alberta
Two teams will qualify to represent the Americas at the World Championships in Spain in July. More Info

Olympic Sports On Television/Internet 
Objectif Sotchi 
Samedi 12 janvier à 14 h Télévision de Radio-Canada
Première émission (ski alpin, ski nordique, patin de vitesse, etc.)
Animé par Marc Durand
Plus infos

Alpine Skiing
Highlighting latest news from World Cup skiing circuit every week
Friday 1:30pm; replay Saturday 12:00am; replay Sunday 3:30pm CBC Bold

Men's Men's Giant Slalom Adelboden
Streamed online on
Saturday January 12, 2013 4:25am First Run, 7:25am Second Run
Highlights on CBC television Saturday January 12, 2013 5pm EST

Men's Slalom Adelboden
Streamed online on
Sunday January 13, 2013 4:25am First Run, 7:25pm Second Run
Highlights on CBC television Sunday January 13, 2013 2pm

Follow live results here.

Curling - World Financial Group Continental Cup
Thursday January 10, 2013 on TSN
Women's Team Competition 11:30am
Mixed Doubles Competition 4pm
Men's Team Competition 9:30pm Friday
January 11, 2013 on TSN
Women's Team Competition 11:30am
Singles Competition 4pm
Men's Team Competition 9:30pm
Saturday January 12, 2013 on TSN
Mixed Doubles Competition 12:00pm
Women's Team Competition 4:30pm
Men's Team Competition 9:30pm
Sunday January 13, 2013 on TSN
Skins Competition (4pm on TSN2) 8:00pm

Curling - Skins Game
Monday January 14, 2013 on TSN2
Semi-Final #1
Tuesday January 15, 2013 on TSN2
Semi-Final #2
Wednesday January 16, 2013 on TSN2

Tennis - Australian Open
Daily coverage starting Sunday January 13, 2013 6:30pm on TSN2
Monday January 14, 2013 on TSN

Women's Bobsleigh
Friday January 11, 2013 2pm Sportsnet
Women's Skeleton
Friday January 11, 2013 3pm Sportsnet
Men's 2-man Bobsleigh
Saturday January 12, 2013 4pm Sportsnet (and 5pm depending on station)
Men's Skeleton
Saturday January 12, 2013 5pm Sportsnet (and 4pm depending on station)
Men's 4-man Bobsleigh
Sunday January 13, 2013 5pm Sportsnet (6pm Sportsnet ONE)

Ski-Cross from Les Contamines, FRA
Saturday January 12, 2013 7pm Sportsnet ONE (9pm Sportsnet)
Sunday January 13, 2013 4pm Sportsnet (7pm Sportsnet ONE)

Freeskiing Grand Prix from Copper Mountain, USA
Saturday January 12, 2013 4pm NBC
Competing: Matt Marguetts, Mike Riddle, Cassie Sharpe, Roz Groenewoud, Megan Gunning

Snowboarding Grand Prix from Copper Mountain, USA
Sunday January 13, 2013 3:30-5pm NBC
Competing: Jordan Phillipps, Mark McMorris, Max Parrot

UCI Track World Cup: Mens & Womens Elite
Sunday January 13, 2013 12:00pm Sportnet ONE

Click here for live streaming and videos
Click here for start list and results

Women 7.5km Sprint January 11 12:15pm EST
Competing: Rosanna Crawford, Zina Kocher, Megan Heinicke, Audrey Vaillancourt
Men 10km Sprint January 12 12:15pm EST
Competing: Jean Philippe Le Guellec, Scott Perras, Scott Gow, Nathan Smith
Women Mass Start January 13 7:00am EST
Men Mass Start January 13 9:30am EST

World Cup Cross-Country Skiing (Liberec, CZE)
Sprint Classic Ladies/Men January 12, 2013 8:15 EST
Team Sprint Free Ladies/Men January 13, 2013 8:30 EST
Click here for Live timing
Click here for race videos

FIS Snowboard Magazine
Monday 8:30pm EST Sportsnet ONE repeated Thursday 8pm EST Sportsnet ONE

Meet/Support Canada's Athletes 
Cross-Country Skiing
Olympic medallist Sara Renner
Fast and Female Event for girls 9-19 years
Olympians Sean Crooks and Gord Jewett
Boyz Got Game Event for boys 10-14 years

January 20, 2013
Canmore Nordic Centre
More info

While in Canmore, visit the newly opened Alberta Museum of Nordic Skiing
More info

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