X Games 17 Schedule: TV Times and Events to Watch

Jeff CohnCorrespondent IIIJuly 28, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01:  Travis Pastrana competes to a gold medal in the Moto X Speed & Style Final during X Games 16 at Staples Center on August 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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X Games 17 will kick off in Los Angeles, California today at 3:00 PM (ET). For the viewers watching at home, the first event, Moto X Step Up, will commence at 7:00 PM on ESPN. All of the non-televised events can be viewed online through ESPN3.com. Some of the broadcasting will even be available on ESPN 3D.

For more information, visit ESPN's entire TV and live video schedule or the homepage of the X Games online.

On Thursday, tune in between 8:00 PM and 9:15 PM to watch the Skateboard Park competition. Immediately following that are motorcycle and bicycle challenges you do not want to miss. Starting at 9:15 PM, Moto X Best Trick will get underway. BMX Freestyle Big Air will serve as the conclusion to the fun-filled day and night, ending at 11:00.

On Friday, there will be three substantial X Games 17 events, all back-to-back. From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, there will be Moto X Freestyle, BMX Freestyle Vert and Skateboard Big Air events.

Saturday will be the beginning of the second half of the X Games competition. Starting at 2:15 PM, BMX Freestyle Park will get underway, followed by Rally Car Racing at 4:00 PM. The following skateboard events will be televised on ABC: Skateboard Real Street (4:00PM to 4:30 PM) and Skateboard Street Men's (4:30 PM to 6:00 PM). Skateboard Vert and Moto X Speed & Style will end the third day of extreme summer sports.

Sunday (July 31) will be the final day of coverage and the last chance for athletes to earn themselves a medal. At 5:00 PM RallyCross, which is one of the few Rally events, will start. BMX Freestyle Street and Skateboard Game of SK8 will be perhaps among the most interesting sports to watch, so look for those. The men's and women's Moto X Enduro X competitions will both take place from 9:15 PM 11:00 PM.

Look for Travis Pastrana to go for a gold medal in Moto X Best Trick and execute a brand new trick that failed in previous years. But, more importantly, have fun and enjoy the summer games!