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How to support these Bills fans participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics

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Hayley Scamurra (left) and Dr. Allyson Howe

Some Western New York natives are taking part in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing!

There are three athletes from the area competing in the winter games; Kaitlin Hawayek, Chris Lillis and Haley Scamurra.

Hawayek was born in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in East Aurora, NY. She is a figure skater, and this is the first Olympic games for her. Hawayek and her skating partner Jean-Luc Baker have been competing together since June 2012.

The rhythm dance portion of the competition is on Feb. 12 at 6 am ET at the Capital Indoor Stadium. Then the free dance competition - the gold medal event - begins at 8:15 pm on Feb. 13.

Lillis was born in Rochester, NY, grew up in Pittsford, NY, and attended Monroe Community College. Lillis is a freestyle skier, and this is his first time competing in the Olympic games. His older brother, Jon, competed in the 2018 games in PyeongChang and was also a freestyle skier.

The Men's aerials qualifying round will take place on Feb. 15 at 6 am ET and the finals will be on Feb. 16 at 6 am ET.

Scamurra was born in Williamsville, NY, and grew up in Getzville, NY. She played for the Buffalo Beauts from 2016 to 2019. Scamurra is a forward for the Women's Ice Hockey team and has two assists and two points so far in the Olympic Games.

Team USA has already beat Finland (5-2), the Russian Olympic Committee (5-0), and Switzerland (8-0). In their most recent game, Team USA lost to Team Canada (4-2), which locked the US as the number two seed.

The US women's team will play Czechia in the quarterfinals which will take place from Feb. 10 – 12 with start times at 11:10 pm ET and 3:40 am ET. The semifinals will take place Feb. 13-14 at 11:10 pm ET and 8:10 am ET and the bronze and gold metal games will be on Feb. 16 at 6:30 am ET and 11:10 pm ET.

To watch the 2022 Olympic games, Peacock's premium streaming service will have live coverage and full replays.

You can also stream events on NBCOlympics.com and through the NBC Sports app. NBC, USA Network, and CNBC will also air the remainder of the games.

For more information on the dates and times for all Olympic events, click here.

Go Team USA!

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