This a summary of the changes to the Synchronized Skating Program Requirements for the 2022-2023 season. This is not a comprehensive summary of all changes. Please refer to the recently posted Quick Reference Guides and upcoming Program Requirements Guides for all changes.
These changes aim to continue supporting the benchmarks included in the Skate Canada LTD.
Juvenile (STAR 6) and Pre-Novice (STAR 8):
- Travelling Element (TrE): In general, the element configuration for the travelling element is not specified anymore (i.e. travelling circle and travelling wheel are now combined into one element). However, for Juvenile (STAR 6) and Pre-Novice (STAR 8) only a wheel is permitted and the feature, two different element shapes, is not permitted.
- No Hold Element (NHE): To encourage the development of Twizzles in preparation for the Twizzle Element the team must attempt at least one single twizzle during the No Hold Element. Details regarding calling if not attempted will be included in the upcoming Program Requirements Guide.
Novice and Intermediate (Gold): The Synchronized Spin Element (SySp) has been added to the program requirements for these levels. Next season (2023-2024), the Synchronized Spin Element will rotate with the Pair Element (Pa). To accommodate the additional element 30 seconds has been added to Novice for a program time of 3:30 plus or minus 10 seconds.
Open: The team now has a choice of an Artistic Element (block, circle, line, or wheel) OR a Mixed Element.
For changes to Junior, Senior and Elite 12 please consult ISU Communication 2471.
For Technical Requirements, including Difficulty Groups of Elements, Features, and Additional Features for the 2022-2023 Season please consult ISU Communication 2482.
Please consult the Notice Board Article 2022-2023 Synchronized Skating Categories and Ages for details on changes to age requirements and categories.