The sport of snowboarding, which is both recreational as well as competitive, is riding down a snowy slope on a snowboard strapped to the rider’s feet. Mostly featured at the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, it is a part of the competition.
2022 Winter Olympics Snowboard Dates and Venues
The Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou and Big Air Shougang in Beijing, China, are set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics’ snowboarding competitions. The dates of the activities are tentatively set for 5-15 February 2022.
Olympic Snowboard Schedule 2022
Barely six months just after the Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 snowboard Olympics in Beijing will begin on Friday, February 4, and conclude on Sunday, February 20. Although the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games been postponed owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2022 Winter Olympics stayed on track.
*All times in Beijing Time. So you need to convert it to your timezone
|5 February||10:45||Women's slopestyle|
|6 February||9:30||Women's slopestyle|
|7 February||12:00||Men's slopestyle|
|8 February||10:40||Women's and Men's parallel giant slalom|
|9 February||9:30||Women's halfpipe|
|11:00||Women's snowboard cross|
|10 February||9:00||Women's halfpipe|
|11:15||Men's snowboard cross|
|11 February||9:30||Men's halfpipe|
|12 February||10:00||Mixed team snowboard cross|
|14 February||9:30||Women's big air|
|13:30||Men's big air|
|15 February||9:30||Women's big air|
|13:00||Men's big air|
*Schedule subject to change | The event finals are shown in bold.
Olympics Snowboard Live Stream & TV Channels
Once again, NBCUniversal will serve as the exclusive broadcaster of the snowboard Olympic Games, which means that you can only watch them on your local NBC station. On Wednesday, Feb. 2, two days before the opening ceremony, NBCUniversal will begin airing its competition coverage, which will culminate on Thursday, Feb. 3, with the first prime-time Olympics telecast.
The network’s initial coverage of the event typically includes coverage of the opening ceremony. Beijing is 12 hours ahead of Eastern U.S. time, so NBC will almost certainly broadcast the entire ceremony live prior to actually replaying it at prime time. No TV? No problem. You can watch the Snowboard Olympics live on BBC iPlayer or Eurosport plus Discovery+ if you like. Also, you can as well stream live via Peacock platform
At the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, these will be the rules for snowboard giant slalom, snowboard, parallel, halfpipe, slopestyle, and snowboard cross.
If a contestant is already in the halfpipe for more than 10 seconds, then the run is terminated. The competitor must then quit the course and the score will be to that point.
Parallel Giant Slalom
Athletes can be disqualified for the following offenses:
- Running without at least one foot attached to a board at the end of the race
- The mistake of passing the wrong gate.
- The beginning of a ruse.
- Causing a distraction to their opponent when they are running.
- Refusing to turn outside a gate in the correct manner
If a competitor believes a rule was broken during a heat, they can ask any member of either the race jury to investigate. This must be done before another heat. A contestant who intentionally pushes or pulls another competitor to cause them to slow down, fall or exit the course is disqualified from all rounds.
Snowboard Olympic History
Surfing, sledding, skateboarding, and skiing all played a role in the evolution of the sport we know as snowboarding. Established in the US in the early 1960s, it was included in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi in 2014 and became an Olympic sport at Nagano in 1998.
During the Winter Olympics, snowboarding is a competition. It made its Winter Olympics debut in Nagano, Japan, in 1998. Between 1992 and 2002, the Winter Olympics included five new sports or rather disciplines to their lineup, with snowboarding being the sole one without a prior history of medal competitions or showcase events.