Ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing Friday, Canadian athletes are continuing to compete in some preliminary events, including more curling action.

For Canadian fans, events will begin Thursday evening and continue overnight into Friday morning. The opening ceremony will then take place at 8 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET).

Here’s when you can see Canada compete (all times Eastern).

The mixed doubles team of Rachel Homan and John Morris will take on Switzerland in their third round robin session of the Games at 7:35 p.m. ET Thursday.

The pair will then face host country China at 12:35 a.m. ET Friday.

Homan and Morris got off to a bad start Thursday when they fell in their first match of the Games to Great Britain, 6-4, but recovered later in the day with a 7-6 win over Norway.

Reid Watts will set off on his next two training runs in the men’s singles luge event, starting at 8:06 p.m. ET Thursday.

Roman Sadovsky will be the first Canadian to hit the ice at Capitol Indoor Stadium, where he will take part in the men’s single skating short program at 8:55 p.m. ET Thursday.

Then at 10:35 p.m. ET, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier compete in the rhythm dance program, followed by Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro in the pair skating short program at 12:15 a.m. ET Friday.

The opening ceremony is slated to begin at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, at 7 a.m. ET Friday.

Women’s hockey captain Marie-Philip Poulin and short-track speedskating star Charles Hamelin have been named Canada’s flag-bearers for the event.

A three-time medallist, Poulin scored the game-winning goals at both the 2010 and 2014 Olympics. She helped Canada to silver at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The 37-year-old Hamelin, from Sainte-Julie Que., is a winner of five Olympic medals, including three gold, tying him for Canada’s most decorated male winter Olympian.

–With files from the Canadian Press

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