Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Heartbeat

This week's edition of The Heartbeat include events in Québec, Gatineau, Collingwood, Calgary, Apex (BC), Whistler and Vancouver.

Sports being televised or streamed include bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, alpine skiing, tennis, cycling, triathlon, short track speed skating, freestyle skiing and snowboarding.

Events to meet athletes are being held in Calgary, Montebello, QC (near Montreal) and Toronto. 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.

Luge World Championships 
February 1-2, 2013
Whistler Sliding Centre
Whistler, BC
Competitors include Olympians Sam Edney, Alex Gough, Justin Snith and Tristan Walker
More info
Races will be streamed live at

Tennis - Davis Cup World Group
Canada vs Spain
World Group 1st Round
February 1-3, 2013
Thunderbird Sports Centre
Vancouver, Canada
Televised on Sportsnet and TVA Sports
Competing: Milos Raonic, Daniel Nestor, Frank Dancevic and Vasek Pospisil
More Info

Snowboard Cross World Cup 
February 1-2, 2013
Qualifying heats: Friday 11:15am – 2:00pm
Final heats: Saturday 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Blue Mountain Resort
Collingwood, ON
Competitors include: Olympic gold medallist Maëlle Ricker, bronze medallist Dominique Maltais and Olympian Rob Fagan
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

Long Track Speed Skating Canada Cup 
February 1-3, 2013
Gaetan-Boucher National Centre
Québec, QC
More info

Canadian Badminton Championships 
January 30 to February 2, 2013
Gatineau Sports Centre
Gatineau, QC
Competitors include Olympians Alex Bruce, Michelle Li, Grace Gao and Toby Ng.
More info

Alpine Skiing Nor-Am Cup 
February 6-11, 2013
Apex, BC
More info

Olympic Sports On Television/Internet 

Tennis - Davis Cup on Sportsnet and TVA Sports
Friday, February 1, 2013 3:30pm Davis Cup Preview
Friday, February 1, 2013 4:00-10:00pm Singles matches
Saturday, February 2, 2013 4:00pm Doubles match (15h00 TVA Sports)
Sunday, February 3, 2013 2:00pm Reverse Singles

Luge World Championships
from Whistler streamed live at (times local)
Friday, February 1, 2013 3pm Doubles; 5:15pm Men
Saturday, February 2, 2013 3pm Women; 6:15pm Relay

Speed Skating
Highlights Saturday February 2, 2013 1pm on CBC
Short Track World Cup Test Event - Sochi and
Long Track World Sprint Championships recorded last weekend
Click here for short track results.
Click here for long track results.


Snowboard Cross from Blue Mountain
Saturday February 2, 2013 5pm on CBC

FIS Championnats du Monde de Snowboard
Le jeudi 31 janvier, 2013 19h00 TVA Sports

Freestyle Skiing (Ski-Cross, Moguls, Aerials, Halfpipe)
Click here for FIS Freestyle Skiing website and race videos

Ski-Cross from Germany
Saturday February 2, 2013 midnight (Sun morning) on Sportsnet ON
(later on Pacific, West, ONE)
Sunday February 3, 2013 5pm Sportsnet ONE (11pm Sportsnet)
Click here for results

Moguls World Cup from Calgary (recorded last weekend)
Monday February 4, 2013 2:00pm Sportsnet

Moguls and Aerials World Cup - Park City, Utah
January 31 - February 2, 2013
Click here for results

FIS Ski halfpipe - Park City, Utah
January 31 - February 2, 2013
More info
Click here for live results

Alpine Skiing - World Championships

Women's Super-G
Tuesday February 5th, 2013 3pm local on Sportsnet stations

Men's Super-G
Wednesday February 6th, 2013 7pm EST on Sportsnet ONE
(repeated later on Sportsnet)

Women's Super-Combined
Friday February 8th, 2013 3pm EST on Sportsnet Ontario and East
(7pm EST on Sportsnet ONE; midnight local on SN West and Pacific)

Men's Downhill (Erik Guay is defending world champion)
Streamed online on 4:55am
Saturday February 9th, 2013 5pm EST Sportsnet
(7pm EST Sportsnet ONE)
(may have coverage on Sunday on CBC 2pm local)

Women's Downhill
Streamed online on 4:55am Sunday February 10th, 2013 2pm local on CBC (repeated on CBC Sports Late Night)

Men's Super-Combined
Monday February 11th, 2013

Women's Giant Slalom
Thursday February 14th, 2013

Men's Giant Slalom
Friday February 15th, 2013

Women's Slalom
Streamed live on
Saturday February 16th First run 3:55am Second run 7:25am
Highlights on CBC television Saturday February 16th 4:30pm

Men's Slalom
Streamed live online on
Sunday February 17th, First Run 3:55am Second Run 7:25am
Highlights on CBC television Sunday February 17th, 1pm and 4pm

Bobsleigh/Skeleton - World Championships 
from St. Moritz

Streamed live on Bobsleigh/Skeleton YouTube Channel. Click here.

Women's Skeleton
Thursday January 31, 2013 3:00am (EST)
Highlights Friday 7:00pm Sportsnet ONE (and 1pm Saturday)

Men's Skeleton
Friday February 1, 2013 7:00am (EST)
Highlights Sunday 1:30am Sportsnet ONE and 12:00pm Sportsnet

Men's 4-man Bobsleigh
Saturday February 2, 2013 3:00am (EST)
Highlights Sunday 1:00pm Sportsnet (4pm Sportsnet ONE)


UCI Cyclocross World Championships Jr and Men U23
Saturday February 2, 2013 11:30pm Sportnet ONE
Sunday February 3, 2013 2:00pm Sportsnet ONE

UCI Cyclocross Men's and Women's Elite
Monday February 4, 2013 2:00am Sportsnet ONE (10:30am ONE)

World Triathlon Series Grand Finale
Season ending World Cup event held in October in Auckland
Le jeudi 31 janvier, 2013 14h30 RDS2
Le dimanche 3 février, 2013 12h00 RDS2

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup - Sochi 
February 1-3, 2013
Click here for live timing
Click here for race videos
Weekly Shows Objectif Sotchi 
Samedi à 14 h Télévision de Radio-Canada
Animé par Marc Durand
Plus infos

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

FIS Snowboard Magazine
Monday 9pm EST Sportsnet ONE
repeated Thursday 7pm EST, Saturday 2pm Sportsnet ONE

FIS Freestyle Magazine
Monday 8:30pm EST Sportsnet ONE
repeated Thursday 7:30pm EST, Saturday 1:30pm, Sunday 12:30pm SN ONE

Ski TV
Saturday 1pm Sportsnet ONE
repeated Sunday 12pm, Monday 9:30pm, Thursday 9pm SN ONE

Meet/Support Canada's Athletes 

Cross-Country Skiing event:
Fast and Female Champ Chat
with 2010 Olympian Madeleine Williams
part of Canadian Ski Marathon
February 9, 2013 3:30-5:30pm
Chateau Montebello, QC
More info

Indoor Volleyball March Break Camp
With Olympian Josh Binstock and Maverick Hatch
March 11-15, 2013
Havergal College, Toronto
More info

Calgary Winter Olympics 25th Anniversary
Celebrate '88 Legacy Day
With Olympic medalists Kristina Groves and Catriona LeMay-Doan
February 13, 2013 11:30am - 1pm
Olympic Oval
Includes a torch run, lighting of the newly refurbished Olympic cauldron, and a FREE noon public skate on the "Fastest Ice in the World"
More info
Celebrate '88 Legacy Skate
February 13, 2013 6:30pm - 10pm
Features Olympic athletes, Calgary 2012 artist-in-residence Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi and DJ Rob Faust
More info

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