Your 2018 Winter Olympics opening week guide

KRANJSKA GORA, SLOVENIA - JANUARY 06: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on January 6, 2018 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA (WCMH) – Opening week for the 2018 Winter Olympics is finally here!

We have all you need to know about this year’s Olympic Games. From curling and speed skating to skiing figure skating, here’s your guide to can’t-miss moments in the opening week.

Wednesday, Feb. 7:

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 04: Yunhoo Kim prepares the ice at the Gangneung Curling Centre ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on February 4, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Brother and sister Matt and Becca Hamilton will represent Team USA against Team Russia in curling. The pair is competing in the first-ever mixed doubles Olympic curling event after winning the 2017 National Championship. The siblings will also compete in the men’s and women’s curling competitions beginning on Feb. 14. The competition starts at 7:05pm ET.

Thursday, Feb. 8:

LAKE PLACID, NY – NOVEMBER 25: Nathan Chen of the United States falls as he competes in the Men’s Free Skating during day two of 2017 Bridgestone Skate America at Herb Brooks Arena on November 25, 2017 in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Don’t miss U.S. figure skating champion Nathan Chen make his Olympic debut. Chen bested 2014 Olympic gold medalist Yzuru Hanyu from Japan at the Grand Prix in October and beat out two-time Worlds bronze medalist Jin Boyang from China. Chen also won the Grand Prix final and claimed his second title at nationals by more than 40 points, making him the world’s only undefeated male skater this season. Watch his debut at 8pm ET.

Friday, Feb. 9:

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA – NOVEMBER 04: The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics torch is seen during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games torch relay on November 4, 2017 in Busan, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Tune in to watch the grandeur and excitement of the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday. This is the first winter games hosted by South Korea. Yuna Kim, the now-retired 2010 figure skating champion, is expected to be the final torch bearer. The festivities kickoff at 6am ET but will air here in the United States at 8pm ET Friday.

Saturday, Feb. 10:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – DECEMBER 16: Maame Biney #1 takes the corner on her way to victory in the Women’s 500 Meter A Final for a spot on the Olympic team during the 2018 U.S. Speedskating Short Track Olympic Team Trials at the Utah Olympic Oval on December 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Be a witness to history as Maame Biney, the first black woman on a U.S. Olympic short track team, takes on the 500-meter race. At just 17 years old, Biney is known for her explosive speed off the starting line and a bubbly personality that wins over everyone. Biney came to the U.S. from Ghana when she was five, and she began skating at age six. She won bronze in the 500-meter at the 2017 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships and won the America’s Cup at the U.S. Speedskating Short Track World Qualifier. Tune in at 5am ET to watch.

Sunday, Feb. 11:

KRANJSKA GORA, SLOVENIA – JANUARY 06: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom on January 6, 2018 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin makes her PyeongChang debut in the women’s giant slalom event. Shiffrin has been skiing since she was 2 years old and became the youngest person ever to win gold in the slalom at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi at age 18. She took home 41 World Cup Wins before she turned 23, making her just the second skier to do so. The PyeongChang games are her chance to tie or break the record for most alpine skiing gold medals in a single Olympic Games. The competition starts at 8pm ET. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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