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Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games: Date, Time, Schedule, Fixtures, and Where to Watch Paralympics

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Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games Date, Time, Schedule, Fixtures, and Where to Watch Paralympics

The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games kick off on Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 13 in Beijing, China. NBC Universal will give more than 230 hours of Paralympic programming across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, Olympic Channel, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports App. The Paralympics includes around 736 athletes contending across a total of 78 medal events (39 for men, 35 for women, and 4 mixed events). Events will be challenged at six venues in three competition zones: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.

The 2022 Winter Paralympics will include around 736 competitors contending across six sports (78 total medal events). Here are only a few of the U.S. stars to watch by sport. In Alpine Skiing, Laurie Stephens (Wenham, MA) is the second most brightened winter sports athlete on the team with seven Paralympic medals in alpine skiing: two golds, two silvers, and three bronzes. Two-time Paralympic medalist Andrew Kurka (Palmer, AK) likewise gets back to competition. Kurka became the first Alaskan Paralympic medalist when he won a gold medal downhill and a silver medal in super-G in 2018.

Five-time Paralympian and 10-time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters (Louisville, KY)- the most decorated athlete on the U.S. list gets back to contend in cross-country skiing and biathlon. For Masters, it’s been only a half year since she contended at the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, bringing back home-road cycling gold medals in time preliminary and road race.

Mike Schultz (St. Cloud, MN), Noah Elliott (St. Charles, MO), Brittani Coury (Durango, CO) will represent the U.S. in snowboarding. Coury previously won a Paralympic silver medal in banked slalom back in 2018. In Sled Hockey, Rico Roman (Portland, OR), Josh Pauls (Greenbrook, NJ), and Declan Farmer (Tampa, FL) start their journey to help the U.S. win a fourth consecutive gold in Beijing.

Lastly, Matthew Thums (Weston, WI), Steve Emt (Hebron, CT), David Samsa (Suamico, WI), and Bat-Oyun ‘Oyuna’ Uranchimeg (Burnsville, MN) are some of the names that will represent Team USA in wheelchair twisting.

When is the 2022 Winter Paralympics?

The 2022 Winter Paralympics starts on March 4 before wrapping up on March 13.

There will be nine official days of events.

Where could the 2022 Winter Paralympics be?

Beijing is the host city for the 2022 Winter Paralympics and will become the first city to have at any point held both the Summer and Winter Paralympics.

A few existing indoor venues initially developed for the 2008 Games will be used, while the Beijing National Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies.

Events will be held in three competition zones – Beijing, Yangqing, and Zhangjiakou.

Australian fans should remember that Australia’s east coast (AEDT) is three hours in front of Beijing (CST).

When and where is the Opening Ceremony for the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games?

The Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Games happens on Friday, March 4 at National Stadium, otherwise called “The Bird’s Nest,” in Beijing, China. Alpine skiers Danelle Umstead and Tyler Carter will serve as Team USA’s flag bearers.

The current year’s Games will include around 736 athletes contending across a total of 78 medal events (39 for men, 35 for women, and 4 mixed events) occurring at six venues in three competition zones: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.

What time does the Opening Ceremony begin?

Coverage for the day starts at 6:30 a.m. ET with a special 30-minute 2022 Paralympic Winter Games preview show hosted by Mike Tirico on USA Network and Peacock.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games begins at 7:00 a.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock. Ahmed Fareed will host coverage of the Opening Ceremony close by Chris Waddell, a 13-time Paralympic medalist and Paralympic Hall of Fame member, while Carolyn Manno will report live from Beijing.

How to watch the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Australia

All the activity from Beijing will be broadcast on Channel 7.

There is limited free-to-air coverage, be that as it may, 7plus will permit fans to stream the activity on-demand and is allowed to sign up.

What are the events at the 2022 Winter Paralympics?

78 events across five sports will occur during the 2022 Games, two less than 2018.

The major disciplines are:

  • Alpine skiing
  • Nordic skiing (Biathlon and Cross-country skiing)
  • Para ice hockey
  • Snowboarding
  • Wheelchair curling

2022 Winter Paralympics schedule

There will be nine official days of competition in Beijing.

Day 0 will include the opening ceremony before events happen between Days 1-9.

Are there COVID-19 limitations?

Like the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, competitors will be in stringently implemented bio-security bubbles for the whole length of their interest in Beijing.

This will incorporate daily COVID-19 testing and just being permitted to travel to and from Games-related venues.

Competitors who are not fully vaccinated or are without a valid medical exception will be expected to quarantine for 21 days upon appearance.

Ticket sales to the general public have likewise been canceled, with a limited number of invitation-only viewers to be admitted.

Which Australians are competing?

Over 650 athletes from around the world are set to compete in Beijing, with Australia sending across a team of seven competitors and two guides.

Australian alpine skier Jonty O’Callaghan has been removed following a genuine accident during training in Austria.

How to watch the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games on TV, online

Over 230 hours of Paralympic programming will be accessible this year, including a record 120 hours for TV. The 2022 Winter Paralympic Games will be accessible to watch across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, Olympic Channel, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports App. Live inclusion of the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony will air on USA Network and Peacock.

Day-by-day TV viewing guide to the Beijing Winter Paralympics

(All times are listed as ET and are subject to change)

Friday, March 4

  • Paralympic Preview Show – 6:30 a.m. -7:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • The Opening Ceremony – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Alpine Skiing, Sled Hockey, Biathlon – 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 1:30 a.m.-4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Saturday, March 5

  • Wheelchair Curling – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Primetime Paralympics Show – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Snowboarding, Sled Hockey, Cross-Country Skiing – 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 1:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Sunday, March 6

  • Daytime Paralympics Show – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing – 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock

Monday, March 7

  • Wheelchair Curling – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Snowboarding, Sled Hockey, Cross-Country Skiing* – 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Curling, Biathlon, Alpine Skiing* – 8:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Tuesday, March 8

  • Wheelchair Curling – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Alpine Skiing, Sled Hockey, and Biathlon – 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Cross-Country Skiing Semifinals and Final, Wheelchair Curling – 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Wednesday, March 9

  • Wheelchair Curling – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Cross-Country Skiing* – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Alpine Skiing, Wheelchair Curling – 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 1:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Thursday, March 10

  • Alpine Skiing* – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey Semifinal, Alpine Skiing*, Biathlon – 11:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling Semifinals – 1:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Friday, March 11

  • Wheelchair Curling Bronze Medal Game – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Primetime Paralympics Show – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey Bronze Medal Game, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing – 11:00 p.m. – 9:30 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling Gold Medal Game – 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Saturday, March 12

  • Daytime Paralympics Show – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing – 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Primetime Paralympics Show – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey Final, Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing – 9:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock

Sunday, March 13

  • Closing Ceremony – 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Daytime Paralympics Show – 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey Final – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock

*indicates an encore presentation

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