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Regina's Kali Christ, left, in training with two of her Canadian teammates. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

Five more Saskatchewan athletes will strap on the blades in Sochi today.

First up is Regina's Kali Christ who skates for Canada in the 1000-metre event in long track speedskating.

The event starts at 8:00 a.m. CST. Christ is in the third of 18 pairings.

Regina's Scott Perras will compete for Canada in the men's 20-kilometre biathlon. He's scheduled to start at 8:40 a.m. CST.

After that, it's perhaps the most anticipated event in the Games.

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Patrick Marleau of Aneroid is one of three Saskatchewan players on Team Canada.

The men's hockey team starts defending the gold medal it won in Vancouver with a preliminary round game against Norway.

Forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Kunitz of Regina will wear the red and white, along with forward Patrick Marleau of Aneroid, Sask.

Saskatoon's Mike Babcock is the head coach of Team Canada.

The men's game begins at 11:00 a.m. CST.