The Vancouver Winter Paralympics are starting on Friday. Like the abled-bodied Olympics, the Paralympics is the premier competition between the best athletes in winter sport.
The same venues are used. Many of the same sports are played. Some of the rules are modified. They are classified between men, women, sitting, standing and visually impared.
NBC doesn't typically provide much coverage of the US Paralympic Team and I don't think the opening ceremonies are scheduled on network tv. However, you can see all of the events live and on demand on Paralympic Sports TV.
The opening ceremonies begin at 18:00 PST, Friday, March 12.