This Week on TV: Ever heard of an ice cowboy?

This Week on TV: Ever heard of an ice cowboy?

Ballerinas, basketball champs, and Tai Chi instruction are all part of this week's athletic TV lineup.

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
  • By: lily

Saturday, all afternoon and evening on Channel 9:

At 12pm Ice Cowboys: learn about the sport of equestrian skijoring in this new documentary from Durango, Colorado producer Matt Crossett.

(If you miss the Saturday debut, Ice Cowboys will also play throughout the week on Channel 8 Sunday 4/3 at 10pm, Tuesday 4/5 at 7:40pm, and Wednesday 4/6 and Thursday 4/7 at 2pm).

At 1:30pm, opening day footage at the new Lynch Family Skatepark along the Charles River in East Cambridge, followed by videos by Cambridge skateboarders about their sport.

Starting at 2:40pm, the sport of biking in Cambridge and beyond, including an hour on Bicycle Safety filmed at CCTV back in 2002: See what has and hasn't changed about getting around the city over the last 15 years -- at 5:10pm.

At 6:25pm, an homage to this season's CRLS basketball champs, by Samara Vise.

At 6:30pm, a day in the live of pre-professional ballerinas at the Boston Ballet, by NeighborMedia journalist Kristina Kehrer.

From 7-10pm, Tai Chi teachings from the Sage of Roxbury and others.

CCTV’s event coverage around Cambridge

Maybe you missed the real deal, but luckily we were there to film. This week, catch the following programs:

Swiss adventurer Sarah Marquis gave a talk on March 1 at the Cambridge Public Library: From 2010 to 2013, Sarah walked 12,000 miles alone from Siberia to Australia and was named one of National Geographic's Adventurers of 2014. Marquis discussed her book about her adventure, Talk the Walk, and spoke on the importance of facing your fears and embracing adventure. On Channel 8 Sunday 4/3 at 7:05pm, and Wednesday 4/6, Thursday 4/7 and Friday 4/8 at 11:05am.

Each year the MIT Hillel hosts the Latke–Hamantashen Debate, a humorous academic deliberation about the relative merits and meanings of the two staple items of Jewish cuisine. Faculty participating in this year's 2016 Debate included Ina Lipkowitz, Aram Harrow, Stephen Van Evera, among others. On Channel 8 Sunday 4/3 at 8:30pm, and Wednesday 4/6 and Thursday 4/7 at 12:30pm.

The Grand Opening of the new site of the Cambridge Health Alliance’s Elder Service Plan took place on March 4, 2016. On Channel 8 Sunday 4/3 at 6:40pm, Tuesday 4/5 at 7:10pm, and Wednesday 4/6, Thursday 4/7, and Friday 4/8 at 10:40am.

Micro-documentaries by students in CCTV’s high school production program last semester debut this week.

Students touch on subjects ranging from the issues of housing and homelessness in our city to the environmental factors that led to our unseasonably warm winter. The program runs for about 40 minutes, on Channel 8 Sunday 4/3 and Tuesday 4/5 beginning at 6pm and Wednesday 4/6, Thursday 4/7, and Friday 4/8 beginning at 10am.