Where Are the Winter 2022 Olympics and When Do They Take Place?

Hot on the heels of the Tokyo Summer Games' success arrives the equally adrenaline-fueled Beijing Winter Olympics, a moment celebrating every sport associated with the world of snow and ice.

Among the many highlights expected on the rinks and slopes of the Chinese capital are U.S. champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin and snowboarder Chloe Kim, as they both attempt to retain their historic gold medals.

While this is the first time China has hosted the Winter Olympics, many will remember how Beijing was the host city for the successful 2008 Summer Olympics, a fact reflected in the torch designed for the 2022 Games.

The Games' organizers wrote in a statement: "The design of the 2022 torch honors the Olympic legacy in the Chinese capital by featuring a similar design to the cauldron of the 2008 Olympic Games, which looked like a giant scroll."

With the Winter Olympics coming so soon after the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Games, people have probably developed a taste for wall-to-wall sport, meaning they are likely eager to know when the Beijing Games will start.

Read on to learn when to watch the best that Beijing can offer, from the date of the opening ceremony, to the dates of the record 109 scheduled events.

Where Are the Winter 2022 Olympics?

Mikaela Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin of USA competes during the Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. Shiffrin is expected to star on the slopes at Beijing 2022 Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are officially scheduled to kick off on Friday, February 4.

However, the Games are in actuality beginning on Wednesday, February 2, with the curling mixed doubles round-robin—two days before the official curtain-raiser at the Opening Ceremony.

China's capital city is 13 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone, which is similar to Tokyo's time difference. As a result, sports fans should again expect to see evening events broadcast live to their screen in the morning, and vice versa.

The 2022 Games will then proceed to run for more than a fortnight, before being brought to a close on Sunday, February 20 with a second ceremony.

There, the Games will be handed over to the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Beijing 2022 Olympic Games Schedule

Chloe Kim
Chloe Kim of the United States warms up priior to the Women's Halfpipe Final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. Kim is expected to star at Beijing 2022 Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Alpine skiing (February 6-11; February 13; February 15-17; February 19)
Bobsleigh (February 13-15; February 18-20)
Biathlon (February 5; February 7-8; February 11-13; February 15-16; February 18-19)
Cross-Country Skiing (February 5-6; February 8; February 10-13; February 16; February 19-20)
Curling (February 2-20)
Freestyle Skiing (Feb 3; February 5-10; February 13-19)
Figure Skating (February 4; Feb 6-8; February 10; February 12; February 14-15; February 17-20)
Ice Hockey (February 3-20)
Luge (February 5-10)
Nordic combined (February 9; February 15; February 17)
Snowboard (February 5-12; February 14-15)
Ski Jumping (February 5-7; February 11-12; February 14)
Skeleton (February 10-12)
Speed Skating (February 5-8; February 10-13; February 15; February 17-19)
Short Track Speed Skating (February 5; February 7; February 9; February 11; February 13; February 16)

Nathan Chen
Nathan Chen of the United States competes during the Men's Single Skating Short Program at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 16, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Chen is hoped to star at Beijing 2022 Harry How/Getty Images