2013 Alpine Ski World Championships

The 2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships begin Tuesday morning in Schladming, Austria. The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi begin a year from this week (more on that later in the week), so this is a great chance to see the best skiers a year out from the Games. Canada’s Erik Guay is the defending champion in the men’s downhill, while Lindsay Vonn, amid rumours of her relationship with Tiger Woods, tries to re-capture a World Championship after finishing with no gold medals in 2011.

Sportsnet and CBC will have coverage of the Alpine Ski World Championships. Sportsnet will show weekday races, while CBC has coverage on the weekend. Brad Fay and Brian Stemmle will call races for Sportsnet. I have not confirmed CBC’s broadcast crew; however, Kerrin Lee-Gartner is their analyst.

Here is the complete broadcast schedule. All races are also streamed live earlier in the day on Sportsnet.ca or CBCSports.ca.

Tuesday 2/5, 2:00pm ET/MT/PT – Women’s Super-G – Sportsnet (encore: 10pm ET on SN1)
Wednesday 2/6, 7:00pm ET – Men’s Super-G – Sportsnet ONE
Friday 2/8, 3:00pm ET – Women’s Combined – Sportsnet East/Ontario (encore: 7pm ET on SN1)
Saturday 2/9, 5:00pm ET – Men’s Downhill – Sportsnet (encore: 7pm ET on SN1)
Sunday 2/10, 2:00pm local – Women’s Downhill – CBC
Monday 2/11, 3:00pm ET/MT/PT – Men’s Combined – Sportsnet (encore: 7pm ET on SN1)
Thursday 2/14, 7:00pm ET/MT/PT – Women’s Giant Slalom – Sportsnet
Friday 2/15, 3:00pm ET/MT/PT – Men’s Giant Slalom – Sportsnet (encore: 11pm ET on SN1)
Saturday 2/16, 4:30pm ET – Women’s Slalom – CBC
Sunday 2/17, 3:00pm local – Men’s Slalom – CBC

2 thoughts on “2013 Alpine Ski World Championships

  1. Why can’t Sportsnet show any of these live? The streaming is good, but TV would be better.

    • Logistics is probably among the reasons. I’m not even sure Fay and Stemmle are calling them live (unless they are on the stream, I haven’t checked). Alpine skiing is a bit of a messy sport to show live because you either have to show it for hours (instead of the usual one hour broadcast), or cut off after 30-some skiers and hope someone at the back of the field doesn’t win. Really only technical races are good for live TV viewing (from a network’s point of view anyway).

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