Women's Figure Skating Olympics 2014: Charting Remaining Schedule in Sochi

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIFebruary 8, 2014

Ashley Wagner, of the United States, skates at the figure stating practice rink ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press

Women's figure skating will surely be one of the most-watched events during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. The pure mix of athleticism, strength and elegance from these athletes makes figure skating one of the most highly anticipated spectacles of the Olympic Games.

The ladies will be involved in multiple events, including the short program, free skating, pairs short program, pairs free skating, ice dance short dance and ice dance free dance.

With so much to look forward to, keeping track of the impending schedule is imperative to ensure that none of the action is missed. Let's break down each event's remaining schedule for the remainder of the 2014 Olympics.


Team Pairs Short Program

The team pairs short program took place on Thursday, and Russia took a commanding lead with a score of 83.79. Canada and China round out the top three with scores of 73.10 and 71.01, respectively. The U.S. currently sits fifth with a score of 64.25.


Team Ice Dance Short Dance

The ice dance events are always fun to watch. A mix of figure skating and ballroom dancing, these athletes are some of the most graceful in the world. Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are confident in their abilities according to an interview with Rachel Cohen of the Detroit Free Press, "We feel like we're peaking at the right time. We're a different team than we even were in December."

However, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White will look to provide some fierce competition.

Team Ice Dance Short Dance Schedule
Feb. 89:30 a.m. ET


Team Ladies Short Program

The U.S. team fell behind early, and they will look to rebound by electing Ashley Wagner to skate in the ladies short program. However, she will have her work cut out for her as she faces strong competition from Mao Asada, Carolina Kostner and Julia Lipnitskaia.

Team Ladies Short Dance Schedule
Feb. 811:10 a.m. ET


Team Pairs Free Skating

Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press

The extended version of the short program, free skating requires an immense amount of concentration, as athletes take the ice for a much longer duration. With the short program already under wraps, this is the second phase of the competition.

Team Pairs Free Skating Schedule
Feb. 81:05 p.m. ET


Team Ice Dance Free Dance

Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press

Teams will have to be extremely creative to flourish in this event. Choosing their own rhythms, themes and music plays a big part in these athletes' success. Plenty of lifts and difficult positions should be expected for increased scores.

Team Ice Dance Free Dance Schedule
Feb. 912:10 p.m. ET


Team Ladies Free Skating

Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press

After completing the short program, skaters will move on to the extended free skating segment. With an immense amount of talent on display, this is sure to be one of the most exciting events to take place during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

Team Ladies Free Skating Schedule
Feb. 911:05 a.m. ET

Once the team events are completed and the scores are aggregated, we will finally know which countries will come out on top. However, the fun doesn't stop there, as ice skating continues with non-team events.

The following chart displays the remaining events, dates and times throughout the remainder of the 2014 Olympics.

2014 Olympics Women's Ice Skating Remaining Schedule
Pairs Short ProgramFeb. 1110 a.m. ET
Pairs Free SkatingFeb. 1210:45 a.m. ET
Ice Dance Short DanceFeb. 1610 a.m. ET
Ice Dance Free DanceFeb. 1710 a.m. ET
Ladies Short ProgramFeb. 1910 a.m. ET
Ladies Free SkatingFeb. 2010 a.m. ET


All dates and times of events courtesy of NBCOlympics.com unless otherwise noted.