Update: Juvenile Pair Non-Overhead Lift

The following update has been made to the Juvenile Non-Overhead Lift posted on April 26th, 2018. Subsequent to the publication of ISU Communication 2168, the values of Group 1, Group 2 and Group Juvenile have been restated to match those in the ISU Communication: Group 1: Armpit Hold position (base value: 1.4) Group 2: Waist Hold […]

STAR 6 – Gold Update

Timelines (approx.): Spring 2019 – coach and official training available. Soft launch also available to skaters, coaches and officials once training complete, at the discretion of the Sections. September 1, 2019 – Full Launch of STAR 6- Gold Assessments Please note: as of August 31, 2019 the Sr. Bronze through Gold tests as they are […]

ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Communications

The following ISU Communications contain important technical information related to Synchronized Skating competitions. ISU Communication 2152: ISU Well Balanced Program content for 2018-2019 season ISU Communication 2159 Appendix A: Difficulty groups of Elements Appendix B: Difficulty groups of additional features ISU Communication 2170 Appendix A: Abbreviation of Elements and Additional Features Appendix B: Scale of Values […]

ISU Singles and Pairs Technical Communication Now Available

The ISU has published Communication 2168 which contains important technical information for Singles and Pairs related to the following and to take effect for the 2018-2019 season: Scale of Values Levels of Difficulty for elements Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution For all of the items above, additional information related to Skate Canada events and […]

ISU Ice Dance Technical Communications Now Available

The ISU has published Communications 2148 and 2164 which contain important technical information for Ice Dance related to the following and to take effect for the 2018-2019 Season: ISU Communication 2148: Pattern Dances for International Competitions Music Requirements for Pattern Dances for International Competitions Rhythms or themes, Required Elements (including Key Points and Key Point […]

ISU Q&A – Ice Dance

The ISU has published a Question and Answer resource that supports and provides updates to existing ISU Technical Communications for Ice Dance. This information is essential for all coaches, officials and athletes involved in Ice Dance categories. Please note that any reference to Novice Dance categories is not applicable to Skate Canada Novice Dance categories.