2010 Winter Olympics: TV schedule for Thursday

evan-lysacek-olympics-320.jpgIt's another packed day on the Olympics TV schedule, with Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir trying to get on the podium in figure skating, the U.S. women taking to the snowboard halfpipe and gold medalist Lindsey Vonn returning to the slopes in the super combined.

Thursday's highlights:

NBC

Daytime: Live coverage (Eastern/Central time) of qualifying in the women's halfpipe from 3-5 p.m. ET/PT, featuring U.S. athletes Gretchen Bleiler, Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark. Also, the women's 15k biathlon.

Primetime: The men's free skate in figure skating will determine the gold medal winner; NBC will have live coverage during its 8 p.m.-midnight block (ET/PT, tape-delayed out west). The women's halfpipe finals, coverage of Vonn's runs in the super combined (which take place during the day) and the women's 1,000 meters in speed skating will also be featured.

Late night: The skeleton competition -- like luge, but riders go head-first -- begins with the first and second runs. Coverage of medal ceremonies too from 12:30-2 a.m. ET/PT.

USA

A curling-hockey double bill begins with the struggling U.S. men's curlers taking on Denmark at noon ET/9 a.m. PT. At 3 p.m. ET/noon PT, the U.S. men's hockey team faces Norway.

CNBC

CNBC once again goes all evening and into the wee hours, beginning with women's curling (U.S. vs. Denmark) at 5 p.m. ET/2 PT. That's followed by men's hockey (Canada vs. Switzerland, 8 ET/5 PT), women's hockey (Russia vs. China, 10 ET/7 PT), another men's hockey contest (Russia vs. Slovakia, 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT) and finally, coverage of curling (Canada vs. France) and the men's 20k biathlon at 2:30 a.m. ET/11:30 PT.

MSNBC

Just a single hockey game on MSNBC today, with the U.S. women facing Finland at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 PT.

For more listings, check Zap2it and NBCOlympics.com.

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