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.

International and ISU Exam Applications

The Officials Assignment and Promotion Committee (OAP) is making changes to the process in which International and ISU candidates are selected for promotion. The process will be status quo for the 2018-2019 season. Starting in the 2019-2020 season there will no longer be an application process for ISU and International promotions.The OAP will move to […]

Juvenile Pair Non-Overhead Lift

Following input from Skate Canada Pair coaches, a lift has been re-introduced to the Juvenile Pair Free Program. With consideration given to safety and developmental progressions, this lift may be any of the following Groups: Group 1: Armpit Hold position (base value: 1.0) Group 2: Waist Hold position (base value 1.1) New option: Group Juvenile: […]