What to watch this weekend

What to watch this weekend

By Callum Ng

It’s a big week for Canada’s curlers because we’ll find out exactly who will be representing us in Sochi.

The Roar of the Rings begins this Sunday on TSN. Full week-long broadcast schedule.
Sunday action:
Women’s Draw 1 at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT
Men’s Draw 1 at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT (TSN2)

Canada has some of the best curlers in the world. Watch for defending Olympic champion skip Kevin Martin as he takes on 2013 Brier champ Brad Jacobs and one of the game’s most decorated in Glenn Howard.

Howard has won it all, including four Briers and four World Championships, but he’s never been the Olympic Games.

On the women’s side, 2010 silver medallist Cheryl Bernard didn’t make the #ROTR. Watch for Scotties and World Champion Jennifer Jones who will play in front of a home crowd or 24-year-old Rachel Homan and her young team from Ottawa.

Rachel Homan Emma Miskew Alison Kreviazuk   Lisa Weagle

The Canadian Cowboys begin the Olympic year with the first downhill and super-G races of the World Cup season.

Men’s Downhill airs on CBC Saturday at 2 pm and 4 pm ET.
Full CBC broadcast schedule.

SEE ALSO: Is this the year for Canada’s ski outlaws?

Erik Guay finished the first downhill training run in top spot this week. Pretty good considering he’s missed the whole summer coming back from injury. Watch for former Lake Louise champ Jan Hudec and two-time Olympian Manuel Osborne-Paradis.

It’s go time for Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes in front of a home crowd in Calgary.

Men’s and Women’s skeleton can be seen Saturday, 1:30 pm ET on CBC.
Men’s Bobsleigh can be seen Saturday, 2:30 pm ET on CBC.
Full CBC broadcast schedule.

The skeleton team has new names who promise to be a threat in Sochi. Watch for Sarah Reid and Cassie Hawrysh on the women’s side and Eric Neilson or John Fairbairn on the men’s.

In the bobsleigh you can catch pilots Lyndon Rush or Chris Spring as they try to blaze to a Calgary victory.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

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