Winter Olympic Schedule: How to watch every women’s event at Beijing 2022

2022 Winter Olympics: A complete schedule and streaming/TV guide for how to watch every Olympic women's and mixed gender event at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
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While the 2022 Winter Olympics will provide many competitors with the biggest test of their athletic careers, just watching the Olympics – with a 13-hour time difference between China and U.S. eastern time – presents a challenge of its own for viewers asking, “When and how do I watch my favorite Olympic event?”

If you’re a women’s sports fan, look no further. On Her Turf has compiled a complete schedule of every women’s and mixed gender event – qualifying and finals! – for the Beijing Winter Games.

The U.S. and Canadian hockey teams in group play? Check. The women’s figure skating competition? We’ve got you. Every curling round robin session? Yes, and there are a lot of them!

A few notes about On Her Turf’s schedule / TV guide for the Beijing Winter Games:

  • While the columns include both Beijing time and U.S. eastern time, the day delineations by row occur at 12am eastern time.
  • Gold medal events are identified in bold.

Olympic Schedule for the 2022 Beijing Winter Games: How to watch every women’s and mixed gender event

OLYMPIC EVENTS TO WATCH TODAY: Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Women’s Round Robin #6 2/13/22 1:05 AM 2/13/22 2:05 PM
Biathlon Women’s 10km Pursuit 2/13/22 4:00 AM 2/13/22 5:00 PM
Short Track Women’s Relay (Final) 2/13/22 6:00 AM 2/13/22 7:00 PM
Speed Skating Women’s 500m 2/13/22 8:00 AM 2/13/22 9:00 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #7
  • CHN vs. JPN
  • CAN vs. ROC
  • USA vs. KOR
2/13/22 8:05 PM 2/14/22 9:05 AM
Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance 2/13/22 8:15 PM 2/14/22 9:15 AM
Bobsled Women’s Monobob (Runs 3 & 4) 2/13/22 8:30 PM 2/14/22 9:30 AM
Snowboarding Women’s Big Air (Qualification) 2/13/22 8:30 PM 2/14/22 9:30 AM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Qualifying (rescheduled) 2/13/22 9:00 PM 2/14/22 10:00 AM
Hockey Women’s Semifinal #1 2/13/22 11:10 PM 2/14/22 12:10 PM

Monday, February 14, 2022

Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Aerials (Qualifying) 2/14/22 2:00 AM 2/14/22 3:00 PM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Aerials (Final) 2/14/22 6:00 AM 2/14/22 7:00 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #8
  • SUI vs. SWE
  • GBR vs. CAN
  • JPN vs. KOR
  • DEN vs. ROC
2/14/22 7:05 AM 2/14/22 8:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Semifinal #2 2/14/22 8:10 AM 2/14/22 9:10 PM
Snowboarding Women’s Big Air (Final) 2/14/22 8:30 PM 2/15/22 9:30 AM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Freeski Slopestyle (Final) 2/14/22 8:30 PM 2/15/22 9:30 AM
Alpine Skiing Women’s Downhill 2/14/22 10:00 PM 2/15/22 11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Women’s Round Robin #9
  • CHN vs. ROC
  • SWE vs. DEN
  • USA vs. SUI
  • GBR vs. JPN
2/15/22 1:05 AM 2/15/22 2:05 PM
Speed Skating Women’s Team Pursuit (Semifinals, Final) 2/15/22 1:30 AM 2/15/22 2:30 PM
Figure Skating Women’s Short Program 2/15/22 5:00 AM 2/15/22 6:00 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #10
  • CAN vs. USA
  • SUI vs. KOR
  • CHN vs. GBR
2/15/22 8:05 PM 2/16/22 9:05 AM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Biathlon Women’s 4x6km Relay 2/16/22 2:45 AM 2/16/22 3:45 PM
Cross-Country Skiing Women’s Team Sprint Classic (Semifinals & Final) 2/16/22 4:00 AM 2/16/22 5:00 PM
Hockey Women’s Bronze Medal Game 2/16/22 6:30 AM 2/16/22 7:30 PM
Short Track Women’s 1500m (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Final) 2/16/22 6:30 AM 2/16/22 7:30 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #11
  • KOR vs. DEN
  • JPN vs. USA
  • ROC vs. SWE
  • CAN vs. CHN
2/16/22 7:05 AM 2/16/22 8:05 PM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Freeski Halfpipe (Qualifying) 2/16/22 8:30 PM 2/17/22 9:30 AM
Alpine Skiing Women’s Combined (Downhill Race) 2/16/22 9:30 PM 2/17/22 10:30 AM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Ski Cross (Qualifying) 2/16/22 10:30 PM 2/17/22 11:30 AM
Hockey Women’s Gold Medal Game 2/16/22 11:10 PM 2/17/22 12:10 PM
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Alpine Skiing Women’s Combined (Slalom Race) 2/17/22 1:00 AM 2/17/22 2:00 PM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Ski Cross (Final) 2/17/22 1:00 AM 2/17/22 2:00 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #12
  • JPN vs. SUI
  • ROC vs. GBR
  • DEN vs. CAN
  • KOR vs. SWE
2/17/22 1:05 AM 2/17/22 2:05 PM
Speed Skating Women’s 1000m 2/17/22 3:30 AM 2/17/22 4:30 PM
Figure Skating Women’s Free Skate 2/17/22 5:00 AM 2/17/22 6:00 PM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Freeski Halfpipe (Final) 2/17/22 8:30 PM 2/18/22 9:30 AM
Friday, February 18, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Figure Skating Pairs’ Short Program 2/18/22 5:30 AM 2/18/22 6:30 PM
Bobsled Two-Women (Runs 1 & 2) 2/18/22 7:00 AM 2/18/22 8:00 PM
Curling Women’s Semifinal #1 2/18/22 7:05 AM 2/18/22 8:05 PM
Curling Women’s Semifinal #2 2/18/22 7:05 AM 2/18/22 8:05 PM
Alpine Skiing Team Event 2/18/22 10:00 PM 2/19/22 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Speed Skating Women’s Mass Start 2/19/22 2:00 AM 2/19/22 3:00 PM
Biathlon Women’s 12.5km Mass Start 2/19/22 4:00 AM 2/19/22 5:00 PM
Figure Skating Pairs’ Free Skate 2/19/22 6:00 AM 2/19/22 7:00 PM
Bobsled Two-Women (Runs 3 & 4) 2/19/22 7:00 AM 2/19/22 8:00 PM
Curling Women’s Bronze Medal 2/19/22 7:05 AM 2/19/22 8:05 PM
Curling Women’s Gold Medal 2/19/22 8:05 PM 2/20/22 9:05 AM
Figure Skating Gala Exhibition 2/19/22 11:00 PM 2/20/22 12:00 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Cross-Country Skiing Women’s 30km Mass Start Freestyle 2/20/22 2:00 AM 2/20/22 3:00 PM
Closing Ceremony 2/20/22 7:00 AM 2/20/22 8:00 PM

How to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics

For viewers in the United States, you have some options:

  • Peacock will be the streaming home of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Live streaming coverage and full replays of every event will be available on Peacock’s premium tier. Click here to watch.
  • You can also stream events via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
  • Many events will also air on NBC, USA Network, and CNBC. Preliminary TV listings can be found here.

At the Winter Olympics, event dates/times are always subject to change – a known side effect of playing sports on snow and ice. The most up-to-date schedule with TV and streaming info can be found here.

This post will also be updated throughout the Games – so bookmark it now and keep checking back for updates.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Completed Events

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #1
  • SWE vs. GBR
  • AUS vs. USA
  • NOR vs. CZE
  • CHN vs. SUI
2/2/22 7:05 AM 2/2/22 8:05 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #2
  • AUS vs. CHN
  • SWE vs. CZE
  • USA vs. ITA
  • GBR vs. CAN
2/2/22 8:05 PM 2/3/22 9:05 AM
Hockey Women’s Group B (CHN vs CZE) 2/2/22 11:10 PM 2/3/22 12:10 PM
Hockey Women’s Group A (SUI vs CAN) 2/2/22 11:10 PM 2/3/22 12:10 PM
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #3
  • ITA vs. SUI
  • USA vs. NOR
2/3/22 1:05 AM 2/3/22 2:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (JPN vs SWE) 2/3/22 3:40 AM 2/3/22 4:40 PM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Moguls (Qualifying #1) 2/3/22 5:00 AM 2/3/22 6:00 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #4
  • NOR vs. CAN
  • SUI vs. GBR
  • CHN vs. SWE
  • CZE vs. AUS
2/3/22 7:05 AM 2/3/22 8:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Group A (FIN vs USA) 2/3/22 8:10 AM 2/3/22 9:10 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #5
  • SWE vs. AUS
  • CAN vs. SUI
  • ITA vs. NOR
2/3/33 7:35 PM 2/4/22 8:35 AM
Figure Skating Team Event
  • Men’s Short Program
  • Ice Dance Rhythm Dance
  • Pairs’ Short Program
2/3/22 8:55 PM 2/4/22 9:55 AM
Hockey Women’s Group A (ROC vs SUI) 2/3/22 11:10 PM 2/4/22 12:10 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (DEN vs CHN) 2/3/22 11:10 PM 2/4/22 12:10 PM
Friday, February 4, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #6
  • CZE vs. ITA
  • CHN vs. CAN
  • GBR vs. AUS
  • SWE vs. USA
2/4/22 12:35 AM 2/4/22 1:35 PM
Opening Ceremony 2/4/22 6:55 AM 2/4/22 7:55 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #7
  • AUS vs. NOR
  • SUI vs. SWE
2/4/22 8:05 PM 2/5/22 9:05 AM
Snowboarding Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle (Qualification) 2/4/22 9:45 PM 2/5/22 10:45 AM
Hockey Women’s Group A (CAN vs FIN) 2/4/22 11:10 PM 2/5/22 12:10 PM

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #8
  • CHN vs. USA
  • CZE vs. GBR
  • SWE vs. CAN
  • AUS vs. ITA
2/5/22 1:05 AM 2/5/22 2:05 PM
Cross-Country Skiing Women’s Skiathlon 2/5/22 2:45 AM 2/5/22 3:45 PM
Speed Skating Women’s 3000m 2/5/22 3:30 AM 2/5/22 4:30 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (CZE vs SWE) 2/5/22 3:40 AM 2/5/22 4:40 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (DEN vs JPN) 2/5/22 3:40 AM 2/5/22 4:40 PM
Biathlon Mixed Relay 2/5/22 4:00 AM 2/5/22 5:00 PM
Ski Jumping Women’s Individual Normal Hill (First Round and Final) 2/5/22 5:45 AM 2/5/22 6:45 PM
Short Track Women’s 500m (Heats)

Mixed Relay (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Final)

2/5/22 6:00 AM 2/5/22 7:00 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #9
  • GBR vs. ITA
  • NOR vs. CHN
  • CZE vs. SUI
  • USA vs. CAN
2/5/22 7:05 AM 2/5/22 8:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Group A (USA vs ROC) 2/5/22 8:10 AM 2/5/22 9:10 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #10
  • USA vs. CZE
  • GBR vs. CHN
2/5/22 8:05 PM 2/6/22 9:05 AM
Figure Skating Team Event 2/5/22 8:30 PM 2/6/22 9:30 AM
Snowboarding Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle (Final) 2/5/22 8:30 PM 2/6/22 9:30 AM

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #11
  • NOR vs. SWE
  • AUS vs. SUI
  • ITA vs. CHN
  • CAN vs. CZE
2/6/22 1:05 AM 2/6/22 2:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (CHN vs JPN) 2/6/22 3:40 AM 2/6/22 4:40 PM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Moguls (Qualifying #2) 2/6/22 5:00 AM 2/6/22 6:00 PM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Moguls (Final) 2/6/22 6:30 AM 2/6/22 7:30 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #12
  • CAN vs. AUS
  • ITA vs. SWE
  • SUI vs. USA
  • NOR vs. GBR
2/6/22 7:05 AM 2/6/22 8:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Group A (SUI vs USA) 2/6/22 8:10 AM 2/6/22 9:10 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin #13
  • SUI vs. NOR
  • CAN vs. ITA
  • USA vs. GBR
  • CZE vs. CHN
2/6/22 8:05 PM 2/7/22 9:05 AM
Figure Skating Team Event 2/6/22 8:15 PM 2/7/22 9:15 AM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Freeski Big Air (Qualifying) 2/6/22 8:30 PM 2/7/22 9:30 AM
Alpine Skiing Women’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) 2/6/22 8:30 PM 2/7/22 9:30 AM
Hockey Women’s Group A (CAN vs ROC) 2/6/22 11:10 PM 2/7/22 12:10 PM

Monday, February 7, 2022

Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Alpine Skiing Women’s Giant Slalom (Run 2) 2/7/22 1:30 AM 2/7/22 2:30 PM
Speed Skating Women’s 1500m 2/7/22 3:30 AM 2/7/22 4:30 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (CZE vs DEN) 2/7/22 3:40 AM 2/7/22 4:40 PM
Biathlon Women’s 15km Individual 2/7/22 4:00 AM 2/7/22 5:00 PM
Short Track Women’s 500m (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Final) 2/7/22 6:30 AM 2/7/22 7:30 PM
Ski Jumping Mixed Team Normal Hill (First Round and Final) 2/7/22 6:45 AM 2/7/22 7:45 PM
Luge Women’s Luge (Runs 1 & 2) 2/7/22 6:50 AM 2/7/22 7:50 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Semifinal #1 2/7/22 7:05 AM 2/7/22 8:05 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Semifinal #2 2/7/22 7:05 AM 2/7/22 8:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Group A (FIN vs SUI) 2/7/22 8:10 AM 2/7/22 9:10 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (SWE vs CHN) 2/7/22 8:10 AM 2/7/22 9:10 PM
Freestyle Skiing Women’s Freeski Big Air (Final) 2/7/22 9:00 PM 2/8/22 10:00 AM
Snowboarding Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom (Qualification) 2/7/22 9:40 PM 2/8/22 10:40 AM
Hockey Women’s Group A (USA vs CAN) 2/7/22 11:10 PM 2/8/22 12:10 PM
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal 2/8/22 1:05 AM 2/8/22 2:05 PM
Snowboarding Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom (QFs, Semis, Final) 2/8/22 1:30 AM 2/8/22 2:30 PM
Cross-Country Skiing Women’s Individual Sprint Freestyle (Qualification) 2/8/22 3:00 AM 2/8/22 4:00 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (JPN vs CZE) 2/8/22 3:40 AM 2/8/22 4:40 PM
Cross-Country Skiing Women’s Individual Sprint Freestyle (QFs, Semis, Final) 2/8/22 5:30 AM 2/8/22 6:30 PM
Luge Women’s Luge (Runs 3 & 4) 2/8/22 6:50 AM 2/8/22 7:50 PM
Curling Mixed Doubles Gold Medal 2/8/22 7:05 AM 2/8/22 8:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Group A (ROC vs FIN) 2/8/22 8:10 AM 2/8/22 9:10 PM
Hockey Women’s Group B (SWE vs DEN) 2/8/22 8:10 AM 2/8/22 9:10 PM
Snowboarding Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe (Qualification) 2/8/22 8:30 PM 2/9/22 9:30 AM
Alpine Skiing Women’s Slalom (Run 1) 2/8/22 9:15 PM 2/9/22 10:15 AM
Snowboarding Women’s Snowboard Cross (Qualification) 2/8/22 10:00 PM 2/9/22 11:00 AM

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Alpine Skiing Women’s Slalom (Run 2) 2/9/22 12:45 AM 2/9/22 1:45 PM
Snowboarding Women’s Snowboard Cross (QFs, Semifinals, Final) 2/9/22 1:30 AM 2/9/22 2:30 PM
Short Track Women’s 1000m (Heats), Women’s Relay (Semifinals) 2/9/22 6:00 AM 2/9/22 7:00 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #1
  • GBR vs. SUI
  • DEN vs. CHN
  • SWE vs. JPN
  • ROC vs. USA
2/9/22 8:05 PM 2/10/22 9:05 AM
Snowboarding Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe (Final) 2/9/22 8:30 PM 2/10/22 9:30 AM
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Cross-Country Skiing Women’s 10km Classic 2/10/22 2:00 AM 2/10/22 3:00 PM
Freestyle Skiing Mixed Team Aerials 2/10/22 6:00 AM 2/10/22 7:00 PM
Speed Skating Women’s 5000m 2/10/22 7:00 AM 2/10/22 8:00 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #2
  • CAN vs. KOR
  • SWE vs. GBR
  • USA vs. DEN
  • CHN vs. SUI
2/10/22 7:05 AM 2/10/22 8:05 PM
Luge Team Relay 2/10/22 8:30 AM 2/10/22 9:30 PM
Skeleton Women’s Skeleton (Runs 1 & 2) 2/10/22 8:30 PM 2/11/22 9:30 AM
Alpine Skiing Women’s Super-G 2/10/22 10:00 PM 2/11/22 11:00 AM
Hockey Women’s Quarterfinal #1: USA vs. CZE 2/10/22 11:10 PM 2/11/22 12:10 PM

Friday, February 11, 2022

Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Curling Women’s Round Robin #3 2/11/22 1:05 AM 2/11/22 2:05 PM
Hockey Women’s Quarterfinal #2: CAN vs. SWE 2/11/22 8:10 AM 2/11/22 9:10 PM
Biathlon Women’s 7.5km Sprint 2/11/22 4:00 AM 2/11/22 5:00 PM
Short Track Women’s 1000m (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Final) 2/11/22 6:00 AM 2/11/22 7:00 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #4
  • SWE vs. CAN
  • KOR vs. ROC
  • JPN vs. DEN
2/11/22 8:05 PM 2/12/22 9:05 AM
Snowboarding Mixed Team Snowboard Cross (QFs, Semifinals, Final) 2/11/22 9:00 PM 2/12/22 10:00 AM
Hockey Women’s Quarterfinal #3: ROC vs. SUI 2/11/22 11:10 PM 2/12/22 12:10 PM
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Sport Event Date / Start Time (U.S. EST) Date / Start Time (China)
Cross-Country Skiing Women’s 4x5km Relay 2/12/22 2:30 AM 2/12/22 3:30 PM
Speed Skating Women’s Team Pursuit (Quarterfinals) 2/12/22 3:00 AM 2/12/22 4:00 PM
Hockey Women’s Quarterfinal #4: FIN vs. JPN 2/12/22 3:40 AM 2/12/22 4:40 PM
Figure Skating Ice Dance Rhythm Dance 2/12/22 6:00 AM 2/12/22 7:00 PM
Curling Women’s Round Robin #5
  • ROC vs. JPN
  • DEN vs. SUI
  • GBR vs. USA
  • SWE vs. CHN
2/12/22 7:05 AM 2/12/22 8:05 PM
Skeleton Women’s Skeleton (Runs 3 & 4) 2/12/22 7:20 AM 2/12/22 8:20 PM
Bobsled Women’s Monobob (Runs 1 & 2) 2/12/22 8:30 PM 2/13/22 9:30 AM

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Kaillie Humphries elevates another fresh U.S. face to podium status in two-woman bobsled World Cup

Kaillie Humphries of USA, Kaysha Love of USA in action at the 2 women's bobsleigh during Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
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PARK CITY, UTAH – Kaillie Humphries extended her podium streak on Saturday at the IBSF World Cup, where she and U.S. push athlete Jasmine Jones finished third in the two-woman bobsled.

The third-place finish in Park City marked the sixth podium for Humphries at the Park City track, which hosted the 2002 Olympics, and was Jones’ career-first World Cup podium in just her second World Cup start.

“This is our first race together, so really excited about that,” said the 37-year-old Humphries, considered the greatest female driver in history with three Olympic gold medals (2010, 2014 and 2022) and five world championships titles. She earned her 29th career World Cup win on Friday in Park City in the women’s monobob.

“Definitely a work in progress. … The runs weren’t perfect, but I’m really happy with our starts, happy with our drives minus a few little mistakes. It’s a good starting point, and we’ll look to grow from here.”

Humphries and Jones finished with a combined, two-run time of 1:37.69, 0.32 behind winners Kim Kalicki and brakewoman Leonie Fiebig of Germany at 1:37.37. Fellow Germans Laura Nolte and Lena Neunecker were second at 0.23 back.

Kalicki and Fiebig broke a 16-year-old track record with their first run, laying down a time of 48.60 seconds and besting the time set by Americans Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming – the 2006 Olympic silver medalists – in December 2006 (48.73). It also marked the second straight victory for Kalicki, who’s won five career World Cup titles including last week’s two-woman bobsled race in Whistler, Canada.

“I was hoping Kaillie would get [the record],” said Rohbock, who is now a U.S. team coach and was on hand to see her record fall. “That first run there, she had that little skid in the bottom, so that didn’t help, but Kailee’s always putting up a great performance. And Jasmine, another great brakewoman, so we’re really lucky that we have that depth.”

For Team USA, it marked the second straight week that a fresh face earned her first podium finish while competing with Humphries. Last week in Whistler, push athlete Emily Renna and Humphries placed third in Renna’s first-ever World Cup appearance.

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“Being able to race with her was really special,” said the 29-year-old Renna, who was a college track athlete at University of Rhode Island. “It’s really nice to be around seasoned veterans. It definitely makes you feel better in the back sled with you when you’ve got a good pilot who knows the track.”

Renna finished in eighth place in Park City with 12-year U.S. team veteran and pilot Nicole Vogt (1:39.04). Vogt partnered with Jones in her first World Cup last week where they finished seventh in Whistler, 1.33 seconds behind winners Kalicki and German teammate Anabel Galander.

“To have an opportunity to be with Kaillie in my World Cup debut – it’s exciting,” said the 26-year-old Jones, who was a collegiate track and field athlete at Eastern Michigan. “I just feel like I have so much more in the tank to give, and I’m just hungry for it.”

Jones is particularly gratified with her performance after returning full-time to bobsled less than 18 months ago following the birth of her daughter, Jade Quinn Jones, in February 2021. The Greensburg, Pa., native returned to training just five months postpartum, having sat out the 2020-21 season. She competed on the North American Cup last year, finishing the season with a win (the third NA Cup title of her career) and a third place in Lake Placid.

“I’m thankful,” said Jones. “Opportunity is the main thing, and I just feel blessed to have my first World Cup podium. I’m screaming on the inside. I may not show it, but I am jumping for joy because I’m just that excited and happy to have this accomplishment.”

She admits, however, it’s not always easy to compete balance a full-time competitive career with being a mom.

“Sometimes it’s a struggle being away from my daughter,” said Jones, whose mom takes care of Jade while she travels. “I try to get my facetimes in every night and just know that when I’m pushing, I’m doing it for her. Hopefully sometime in the future I’ll have her around on the sidelines cheering me on, and that’s my main motivation – that this is for her.”

The BMW IBSF World Cup continues its North American swing Dec. 16-18 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Kaillie Humphries faces IVF journey head on — and collects monobob World Cup win along the way

Gold medallist Kaillie Humphries of Team United States celebrates during the Women's Monobob.
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PARK CITY, UTAH — Kaillie Humphries knew the quest to start a family would impact her 2022-23 season, but it’s certainly not slowing down Team USA’s reigning monobob Olympic gold medalist, who captured her first World Cup title in the discipline on Friday.

The 37-year-old Humphries, considered the greatest female driver in history with three Olympic golds (2010, 2014 and 2022) and five world championships, earned her 29th career World Cup win and her third victory on the Park City track, where she won the two-woman bobsled competitions in 2012 and 2016. Competing in Utah – as well as North American World Cup stops in Whistler last week and in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Dec. 17-18 – is one of the reasons that Humphries pushed pause on her journey to motherhood.

“I’m excited,” Humphries said following the win, marking her second straight podium in monobob following a third-place finish last week in Whistler. “I was excited for this year before it started. It’s part and parcel of why my husband and I delayed the IVF process and starting a family this season. To be able to be back in North America and have the first half of the season here – it’s been a long time since we’ve had that, so I wanted to be able to compete and it feels awesome.”

That’s not to say the leadup to this season has been without its share of hiccups. In fact, Humphries admits that following the Beijing Olympics, she had hoped to get pregnant immediately, but she and husband Travis Armbruster had to pivot when a diagnosis of stage 4 endometriosis made it clear that in vitro fertilization would be the best path for pregnancy.

“Right after the Olympics, I was like, ‘We’re going to get pregnant; it’s gonna be all good,’” she said. “I thought, my body has always performed, and it wasn’t going to be an issue. Fast forward to I find out we have to do IVF. We do the first egg retrieval, and it doesn’t go as well as I had hoped — which anybody that’s done this process knows, you can’t control any aspect of it. And so having to do a second round of egg retrieval, …it pushed everything back.”

What’s more, it brought Humphries’ training to a standstill at times, when she would have to limit all physical activity during the three-week period surrounding the egg-retrieval process.

“It impacted my training coming into this year a lot,” she says, “but I also think it definitely reset my hormones, which turns out I needed. I don’t think was a bad thing. I knew coming into this year, I wasn’t going to be in the same shape as I have been in the past, and I had to make peace with that. I know that each and every race I’m racing myself into shape, and each race is a preparation for January’s World Championships.”

Humphries also chose to share her IVF journey publicly, and she’s documented every step of the way, believing that her story makes it less scary not just for her but also for other women and female athletes who might be facing the same thing.

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“My husband and I weren’t sure that we wanted to share it at first,” she admits. “But I felt it was important just to showcase this. I have nothing to hide. And as much as there are parts of me certain days when I think, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ At the end of the day, I know I’m not alone in this.

“It’s important, I do have a voice, and I want other people to know, as an Olympic gold medalist, if it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody. Infertility exists in the female body, and it’s important that I talk about it in my journey and hopefully that’s inspired other people.”

She says she’s received an outpouring of support, which has been particularly gratifying as she continues to put a painful breakup with Team Canada in the rearview mirror. Humphries, who was born in Calgary, competed for Canada for 16 years, winning three Olympic medals including a bronze in Pyeongchang in 2018. But the relationship came to an abrupt end later just five months after the 2018 Games, after Humphries alleged emotional and mental harassment by a former coach.

Winning a gold medal in Beijing just two months after her U.S. citizenship was finalized proved to be turning point for Humphries, who commemorated the milestone with two new tattoos. She first added the date of her win – Feb. 14, 2022 – to the back of her left hand and a larger rose and skull illustration to the back of her right knee and calf, all of which commemorate her triumph over that darker period.

“The skull represents a rebirth and a growth, overcoming challenges and/or obstacles and turning something negative into something positive,” explains Humphries, who says she chose the rose because it’s the national flower of the U.S. as well as a symbol of love won or lost. She notes that she has “an actual Olympic one” planned for August 2024, which is when her favorite tattoo artist is next available.

Humphries has also found the silver lining in her IVF journey, as the competition season has been a welcome break from some of the self-imposed pressure.

“By pushing pause for four or five months and competing, it allowed me mentally to know that we can go into all of next summer and all winter focusing on just doing the actual embryo transfers and having a good pregnancy,” she says. “I don’t feel stressed to try and get pregnant right away. I felt like I was becoming competitive with myself, wondering why isn’t this working? Why can’t I do this? I tried to control too many things, and I started to get really frustrated. Mentally, it was hard. So, by pushing pause, going back to what I know — which is the sport, which is what I love – it’s allowed me to control a little bit of my future.”

Humphries’ season continues Saturday as the IBSF World Cup from Park City concludes with the two-woman bobsleigh.