As the Sochi Olympics kick off with the opening ceremony Friday, Lime Ridge Mall will host a CBC Olympic viewing lounge for the duration of the Games to keep shoppers up to date.

On Feb. 14, Women's hockey gold medallist Becky Kellar-Duke will also visit the lounge with her medals to cheer on the Games.

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Becky Kellar-Duke, a former Olympian who won three gold medals as part of the Canadian women's hockey program, will be at Lime Ridge Mall on Friday to launch a CBC Olympic viewing lounge for the Sochi Games. (John Rieti/CBC)

Shoppers can meet with the three-time Olympic champion and take photos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The lounge opens on Friday just in time for the opening ceremony, and it will remain open right up to the closing ceremonies on Feb. 23.

CBC's coverage of the Friday event will start at 10 a.m., with the opening ceremony scheduled to start at 11 a.m. The event will be broadcast on CBC Television and can be streamed online at CBC's Olympic website at olympics.cbc.ca.