Winter World University Games 2023: Schedule, Opening Ceremony, Venue, How to Watch, and Live Stream

With the exciting winter world event Winter World University Games 2023, Essex county’s Lake Placid is taking the form of a paradise for winter sports.


The 2023 Winter World University Games or commonly known as Lake Placid 2023 is a college level winter themed multi-sport event. With the administration of International University Sports Federation (FISU), the event is taking place in New York this Thursday.

After last year’s cancellation due to covid-19 pandemic, the latest Winter World University Games since 2019 is finally ready to begin this month. This year will mark the 30th addition to the event that was formerly known as “Winter Universiade”.

The 12-days long event will feature 86 games of 12 different sports discipline. Over 1400 athletes are participating in the event from 50 different nations. The 12 featured sports discipline of this year are –

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Nordic Combined
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snowboarding
  • Speed Skating

The article contains the latest schedule, live stream and tv broadcast information on the upcoming Winter World games event.

When will be Winter World University Games 2023 held?

  • Starting Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • Time: 01:00 p.m. ET

2023 Winter World University Games starts on this Wednesday, January 11, 2023. The event will unofficially inaugurate with the ice hockey event at 01:00 p.m. ET.

Winter World University Games 2023 Schedule:

Start Date Event Time (ET)
January 11, 2023


Ice Hockey (Men) 01:00 p.m.
Nordic Combined
Ice Hockey (Women) 04:30 p.m.
Figure Skating 08:00 a.m.
Cross-Country Skiing 09:00 a.m.
Snowboard 10:00 a.m.
Biathlon 11:00 a.m.
January 12, 2023 Curling 08:30 a.m.
Alpine Skiing 10:00 a.m.
January 13, 2023 Speed Skating 10:30 a.m.
January 14, 2023 Ski Jumping 05:30 p.m.
Freestyle & Free skiing 10:00 a.m.
January 18, 2023 Short Track Speed Skating 08:00 a.m.

Winter World University Games 2023 Opening Ceremony:

  • Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Time: 07:00 p.m. ET

The opening ceremony of this year’s winter world university games will be held on the second day of the event. Organizers have announced the scheduled date on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 07:00 p.m. ET. Just as the entire event, the opening ceremony will be held at the Olympic Center in New York.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Olympic Center
  • Location: Lake Placid, New York

The popular Olympic Center sports complex of Lake Placid will act as the main venue of this year’s Winter World University Games. The complex is currently owned by the NY state Olympic Regional Development Authority. It has previously hosted 4 international winter games events from 1932 to 2000. It is located in 2634 Main Street of Lake Placid in New York, USA.

How to watch Winter World University Games 2023 on TV?

  • ESPN
  • TSN

ESPN holds the official tv broadcast rights of Winter World University Games 2023 within the United States. Their tv channels – ESPN2 and ESPNU will provide live coverage of the event games. While their partner media TSN will provide live broadcast of the Winter World University Games in Canada.

How to Live Stream the event?

  • ESPN+
  • tv

Along with the tv coverage, ESPN also holds the digital rights to this year’s Winter World University Games 2023 event. Their official online media, ESPN+ will provide live stream of the event online for fans in USA. Additionally, FISU’s official distribution platform will provide live stream coverage of the event internationally.

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