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Sochi Day 7: What to Watch

The dramatic men's figure skating competition concludes, plus skeleton and aerial skiing

By Emily Feldman
|  Friday, Feb 14, 2014  |  Updated 5:08 AM PDT
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Jeremy Abbott of the United States holds his head as he skates off the ice following the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)

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The drama from Thursday night's shocking men's figure skating competition has its grand finale at the Iceberg Skating Palace Friday night.

Meanwhile, women's aerial skiing gets underway, while the skeleton competition wraps up.

If you missed Bode Miller and Ted Ligety's disappointing finishes in the two-part super combined Alpine race Friday morning (in springlike conditions), recaps are coming up.

Here are the viewing details on the day's events:

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12 a.m. ET: The U.S. men's curling team, with just one win so far, ends the week with two more chances for redemption. Their first match of the day is against Germany, followed by a second against Russia at 10 p.m. ET. The U.S. women (struggling with a record of 0 and 4) face off against Denmark at  5 a.m. Catch all the games live here

1 a.m. ET: NBC has replays of all Thursday's drama, from the jaw-dropping men's figure skating competition, to the U.S. slopestyle skiing sweep. Tune in half hour earlier for replays of women's cross-country and short track skating competitions.

For live action, click here to see Alpine skiers Bode Miller and Ted Ligety compete in the first leg of the men's super combined -- downhill skiing. Miller will attempt to defend his Olympic title and redeem himself after failing to crack the top three in Sunday's downhill event. Ligety, the reigning world champion, won the event in 2006.

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3 a.m. ET: The U.S. men's hockey team gets a break after its big opening day win against Slovakia (7-1) but four other games are on the agenda, beginning with the Czech Republic's match-up against Latvia (here). Next up will be Sweden and Swtizerland at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by Austria-Canada and Norway-Finland at noon ET.

5 a.m. ET: Cross-country skiers compete in the men's 15k classic under the warmest conditions the Sochi Games has yet to see. Watch the men's race here.

6:30 a.m. ET: Watch the conclusion of the two-part men's super combined competition -- slalom -- here

8:45 a.m. ET: While slopestyle skiing may be over, there's still flipping action to be seen. Cheer on Americans Emily Cook and Ashley Caldwell as they face a tough roster of gravity-defying skiers in the first aerials qualifier Friday. Those who make it past this first round will have three more before the 12:30 p.m. finals get underway. (Watch all of them here.) 

9 a.m. ET: Watch the women's 15km biathlon here.

10 a.m. ET: If you watch nothing else Friday, watch the second act of the men's figure skating competition, which had a Shakespearean opening night. Thursday, Russian legend Yevgeny Plushenko withdrew from competition (and essentially announced his retirement just before he was set to skate) and American Jeremy Abbott took a massive spill in what was supposed to be a redemptive routine.

With Plushenko gone, there's additional room on the podium and Friday, skaters, led by Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu and Canada's Patrick Chen, will fight for it in the free skate portion of the competition. Watch it here

10:40 a.m. ET: Americans Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender, who posted competitive scores in Thursday's opening skeleton heats, take their final two runs on Friday. Pikus-Pace is currently in second behind Britian's Lizzy Yarnold. Uhlaender is in fourth behind Elena Nikitina from Russia, but could manage to sneak into medal contention if she can shave a few seconds off her final runs. Watch the daredevil competition here.

12:30 p.m. ET: The medal round of the aerial skiing event kicks off here. For a different sort of aerial skiing sport, tune in here for the men's large hill ski jump qualifier.

3 p.m. ET: NBC recaps the biathlon and women's aerials competition.

8 pm. ET/PT: NBC replays men's Alpine skiing, skeleton and the conclusion of the men's drama-filled figure skating competition. 

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