2022-2023 Season Domestic and ISU Technical Clarifications

Singles Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile and STAR 6 – Repeated Jump Type The program requirements for Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile and STAR 6 state that only one jump type may be repeated. The jump types are Toe Loop, Salchow, Loop, Flip, Lutz and Axel. For example, a 1T, 2T, 3T and 4T are all part of the jump type […]

2022-2026 Strategic Plan Support Material

To help communicate and create awareness regarding Skate Canada’s direction during the next quadrennial, Skate Canada has produced support material to accompany its Strategic Plan. A poster of the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan has been created for clubs and schools to post on their bulletin boards, display cases, web sites, in their club/school offices, and in […]

STAR 2022-2023 Season Reminders

Program Components: The STAR 1- 4 Events and STAR 1-Gold Assessments will remain with the existing criteria and materials for this season. These materials and trainings are being reviewed, and updates will be communicated as they become available. The Program Components and related factors are updated for those STAR, Adult and Special Olympic categories using […]

2022-2023 ISU Technical Panel Handbooks & Communications – Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating

The ISU Technical Panel Handbooks for Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating are now available on the ISU website: Technical Panel Handbook Ice Dance Skating 2022-2023 Technical Panel Handbook Synchronized Skating 2022-2023 Please note that ISU Communication 2501 – Synchronized Skating – difficulty groups of elements, features, and additional features (replaces 2482), is also now available.

Program Component Changes and New Factors

At the recent 2022 ISU Congress, the introduction of three Program Components (PCs): Composition (Timing for Pattern Dance), Presentation, and Skating Skills were approved. These PCs will be implemented for all domestic categories scored using the Cumulative Points Calculation (CPC) system. This includes Podium Pathway, STAR, Adult and Special Olympics categories. In conjunction with the […]

2022-2023 Novice Pair Assessment Requirements

For the 2022-2023 season only the Novice Pair assessment requirements will be as follows: At least one partner must have passed the STAR 10 Program (or equivalent) Freeskate Assessment or higher. The other partner must have passed the complete STAR 5 (or equivalent) Freeskate Assessment or higher. Skate Canada will be undergoing a thorough review […]

ISU Updates for the 2022-2023 Season

Please note the following documents from the ISU for the 2022-2023 season: Communication #2475- Scale of Values Singles and Pairs Communication #2474-  Singles and Pairs – Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking GOE Communication #2473-  Scale of Values Ice Dance Communication #2471- Synchronized Skating Well Balanced Program Content Communication #2468- Ice Dance Requirements for […]

2022-2023 Synchronized Skating Categories and Ages Revised

As part of the process of aligning the synchronized skating discipline with Skate Canada’s new LTD all categories and ages have undergone a review. Based on the review and recommendations from the Technical Coordinating Committee, Program Development Committee and the Sport Committees’ Synchro Working Group, the following are the categories and age requirements for the […]