Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Heartbeat - the schedule of upcoming races and events in Canada & on TV
Exciting events are coming up in Canada in the next few weeks including Canadian Championships in snowboard cross and ski cross. The World Snowboard Tour stops in Saint-Sauveur this weekend with the world's best snowboarders competing in the Ride Shakedown. A highlight show will air on TVA Sports on Wednesday.
Canada's best swimmers will be competing in Victoria for their place on the national team. Sportsnet are livestreaming each evening.
Canada's Federation Cup team including Eugenie Bouchard, Aleksandra Wozniak, Sharon Fichman and Gabriela Dabrowski will be competing on the campus of Laval University against Serbia on April 19-20.
The Curling World Championships are continuing with Kevin Koe, Pat Simmons, Carter Rycroft and Nolan Thiessen representing Canada and qualifying for the playoffs.
Richmond will host 15 countries and 250 athletes for the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships next weekend. Canada's 2012 Olympians will be in action.
The triathlon season begins in New Zealand with Canada's best competing against the world's best. Sportsnet ONE will be televising the women's and the men's races on Sunday night.
If you know of an event that could be featured in The Heartbeat, feel free to contact me suzanne[at]sportcafe.ca or via Twitter @olympichearts
Upcoming Events in Canada
Swimming Canadian Selections
Click here for preview article.
Click here for livestream starting at 5:45pm PT (8:45pm ET) each night.
Click here for YouTube videos of select races.
World Snowboard Tour Ride Shakedown
Click here for list of competitors that include Sebastien Toutant, Maxence Parrot, Charles Reid.
Snowboard Cross Canadian Championships
Big White, BC
Ski Cross Canadian Championships
Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships
Richmond Olympic Oval
15 countries - 250 athletes
Trampoline: Rosie MacLennan, Sam Sendel, Jason Burnett, Keegan Soehn
Artistic: Aleeza Yu, Ellie Black, Maegan Chant, Nathan Gafuik, Kevin Lytwyn, Scott Morgan
Rhythmic: Annabelle Kovacs, Maria Kitkarska, Patricia Bezzoubenko
Click here for full list of athletes
Click here for tickets.
The Shred Show
Tennis Federation Cup - World Group Playoff vs Serbia
Curling World Championships (Men)
Thursday April 3 2pm TSN Canada vs Scotland
Friday April 4 7am TSN Page Playoffs
Friday April 4 2pm TSN Page Playoffs
Friday April 4 11pm TSN Page Playoffs
Saturday April 5 4am TSN Semi-Final
Saturday April 5 1pm TSN Semi-Final
Sunday April 6 3am TSN Gold Medal Game (encore 3pm, 10:30pm TSN2)
Snowcrown Freestyle Championships (televised last month)
Sunday April 6 6pm TSN2 - Snowboard Finals (encore 12am Tuesday)
Sunday April 6 6:30pm TSN2 - Ski Finals (encore 12:30am Tuesday)
ITU World Triathlon Series: Auckland
Sunday April 6 9:30pm Sportsnet ONE Women's
Sunday April 6 11pm Sportsnet ONE Men's
Wednesday April 9 9:30pm Sportsnet ONE Auckland WTS Magazine (encore Thursday noon)
Wednesday April 9 7pm TVA Sports
Other Events and Livestreams
Curling World Championships
March 29-April 6
Sailing World Cup
March 31 to April 5
Badminton Indian Open
Freeski Grandvalira Total Fight
Archery and Para Archery Arizona Cup
Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup
Click here for preview article.
Artistic Gymnastics World Cup
Figure Skating World Synchronized Championships
Canada competes at 3:15 pm and 3:37 pm EST Friday
Televised next weekend on CBC
thanks to @K_Ballinger for the info
World Snowboard Tour IS Open
Open Water 10km World Cup
ITU Triathlon Series -Auckland
livestream (approx $7/race or $30 for season pass)
televised on Sportsnet ONE on Sunday evening
Competing for Canada: Kirsten Sweetland, Joanna Brown, Ellen Pennock, Sarah-Anne Brault, Kyle Jones, Andrew Yorke, Andrew Mccartney
Click here for full start lists.
Rugby Sevens Women
Click here for fixtures and results
Click here for livestream
Taekwondo Belgian Open