Short track speed skating live stream: how to watch Beijing 2022 online for free, final day medals, men's relay, women's 1500m

Minjeong Choi of Korea competes in the Women's 1000m final short track speed skating
(Image credit: Getty Images / Joosep Martinson - International Skating Union)

It's the final day of short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics 2022 with medals in the women's 1500m and men's 5000m relay both on the line. The action gets going with the quarter-finals, starting off with record holders Choi and Minjeong Zhou Yang both in the same heat. Korea, ROC, China, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Japan and Hungary face off in the men's relay. Here's how to watch every short track speed skating live stream from the 2022 Winter Olympics wherever you are.

Short track speed skating schedule

Short track speed dates: Feb 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16

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Short track speed skating races are typically range from 500 meters to 5km in length. All of the short track speed skating events will take place at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing. Located in the Beijing city center, it will also serve as the home for figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics. The track itself is 60m long and 30m wide, allowing competitors plenty of room to navigate the tight turns as they race to the finish line.

Since it was introduced to the Winter Olympics in 1992, four countries have gone on to dominate the sport—South Korea, China, Canada, and the United States. Overall, South Korea boasts the most medals in the event, with a total of 42 medals including 21 golds. Keep an eye on Choi Min-Jeong, who won the gold medal in the 1500m race in PyeongChang and currently holds the Olympic record for the 500m.

The Winter Olympics short track speed skating takes place February 5–16. Below you'll find all the information on how to watch a short track speed skating live stream from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, wherever you are in the world.

Short track speed skating: dates and times

February 5

Women’s 500m - Heats: 11:00am GMT, 6:00am ET, 3:00am PT 

Men’s 1000m - Heats: 11:38am GMT, 6:38am ET, 3:38am PT 

Mixed Team Relay - Quarterfinals: 12:23pm GMT, 7:23am ET, 4:23am PT 

Mixed Team Relay - Semifinals: 12:53pm GMT, 7:53am ET, 4:53am PT 

Mixed Team Relay - Final B: 1:18pm GMT, 8:18am ET, 5:18am PT 

Mixed Team Relay - Final A, Medals: 1:26pm GMT, 8:26am ET, 5:26am PT

Watch the short track speed skating live stream with a VPN

There are so many events going on at the Winter Olympics that not every country's TV and streaming coverage shows every discipline. If you can't get the short track speed skating where you are, then you can use a VPN to tune into a live stream from another country – something you might need to do if travelling abroad.

By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home in the same country as the streaming service that you're trying to access. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream - assuming you comply with the broadcaster's fine print, of course.

Use a VPN to watch the short track speed skating live stream from anywhere

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How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location', eg: select 'US' for Peacock, or 'UK' for BBC, 'Australia' for 7Plus or 'Canada' for CBC. 

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so that might be 7Plus, CBC, BBC iPlayer or Peacock TV.

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Short track speed skating live stream: how to watch Beijing 2022 online in Canada


CBC is providing comprehensive coverage of the Winter Olympics in Canada, including the short track speed skating, which is great because its coverage is available absolutely FREE on its website and apps.

CBC also offers a premium (ad-free) subscription to the channel's standalone streaming service, CBC Gem. There's currently a 1-month FREE trial. After that, a subscription costs CA$4.99 per month.

And don't forget that using a VPN is the way to get your regular Winter Olympics live stream if you're away from Canada during the event.

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USA: short track speed skating live stream: watch every Beijing 2022 event on Peacock


You can live stream all of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock TV including the short track speed skating.

That's every event across every sport, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.

Peacock costs $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that offers coverage not only of Beijing 2022, but also a host of EPL soccer games, the Super Bowl, every big WWE event, plus plenty more live sports. 

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NBC will also provide some Winter Olympics coverage on TV, which you can live stream directly through the NBC website if you have the channel on cable. Cable-cutters can use Sling and FuboTV, but Peacock is the main hub for all things Beijing 2022.

If you're abroad right now, you can still tune in just like you would at home with the help of a good VPN. Or consult our guide to the best Peacock VPN options for more details.

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Short track speed skating live stream: how to watch Beijing 2022 online in the UK

BBC is providing FREE coverage

As ever, the BBC is providing FREE coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics and that will very likely include the short track speed skating, although bear in mind that the BBC doesn't coer the Winter Olympics in its absolute entirety.

If you want to guarantee every event and every session then you'll need the Discovery+ or Eurosport Player.

Discovery+ is your best option for the most comprehensive Winter Olympics coverage, with a subscription costing £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year after a 7-day FREE trial. (Current Eurosport Player subscribers will get the same access ahead of their Discovery+ migration. There is also some TV coverage on Eurosport 1 and 2)

Not in the UK during the Winter Olympics? No worries - residents of the country can just download and install a VPN to port themselves back home to a UK location, then watch live as usual.

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Short track speed skating live stream: how to watch Beijing 2022 online in Australia


Aussie sports fans can watch the Winter Olympics for FREE Down Under, thanks to Channel 7, including a short track speed skating live stream.

And if you’d like to stream the action from Beijing online instead, Channel 7's coverage is also available to watch via the network’s 7Plusstreaming service.

Australian's get a huge choice of live events thanks to on-demand access on 7Plus. A fantastic win for Aussie viewers!

Not in Australia? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your usual Winter Olympics coverage.

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Watch the short track speed skating: live stream Beijing 2022 in New Zealand


Winter Olympics coverage in New Zealand comes courtesy of Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.

Subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs $19.99 and a monthly pass costs $39.99 after a 7-day free trial.

Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use the VPN route outlined earlier to access their preferred coverage just like they would at home.

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics schedule and events

  • Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony - February 4
  • Alpine Skiing - February 6-19
  • Bobsleigh - February 13-20
  • Biathlon - February 5-19
  • Cross-Country Skiing - February 5-20
  • Curling - February 2-20
  • Freestyle Skiing - February 3-19
  • Figure Skating - February 4-20
  • Ice Hockey - February 3-20
  • Luge - February 5-10
  • Nordic Combined - February 9-17
  • Snowboarding - February 5-15
  • Ski Jumping - February 5-14
  • Skeleton - February 10-12
  • Speed Skating - February 5-19
  • Short Track Speed Skating - February 5-16
  • Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony - February 20