Intermediate and Open Well Balanced Technical Requirements Clarification

September 18 2018 version of the 2018-2019 Synchronized Skating Technical Requirements document has been clarified on pages 6 and 7. Additional Information The Intermediate well-balanced program will follow the guidelines of the ISU Junior Free Program Illegal Elements, Features, Additional Features and Movements and Non-Permitted Elements, Features, Additional Features and Movements with the exception that […]

Code of Ethics Online Module – Effective September 10, 2018

In efforts to strengthen our safe sport program, we have developed a short e-learning module to help coaches better understand the Code of Ethics. Effective September 10, 2018, coaches who have not yet viewed/updated the Code of Ethics for the 2018/2019 registration year will be required to complete this module. The module will provide example […]

Skate Canada and Ottawa’s Capital Pride Parade

On Sunday August 26, Skate Canada will participate in Ottawa’s Capital Pride Parade. This is the second year the organization will walk in the parade, demonstrating its support of our LGBTQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, two-spirit) registrants and members.  Diversity, inclusion, and safe sport practices are important to Skate Canada and we welcome […]

ISU Communication 2190

The ISU has replaced ISU Communication 2095 with ISU Communication 2190. Contents of Communication: Marking of GOE’s of Synchronized Skating Elements Referees, Judges and Technical Panel Deductions Judges – Adjustments to Grade of Execution (GOE) Judges – Program Component Criteria

Competitive Technical Requirements Guides

The Skate Canada Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance Competitive Technical Requirements Guides are now available. These guides provide a summary of technical requirements by category. Note that where Skate Canada has developed technical requirements different from the ISU, these will be included here. In addition, these documents contain links to ISU and Skate Canada rules […]

ISU Communication 2186

The ISU has replaced ISU Communication 2168 with ISU Communication 2186. Contents of Communication: Updated Scale of Values Updated Levels of Difficulty of Single/Pair Skating Elements (season 2018/19) Updated Guidelines for marking +GOE of Single/Pair Skating Elements (positive aspects) Updated Guidelines in establishing GOE for errors in Short Program and Free Skating All updates since […]

Competitions and Scoring of Skate Canada Competitions Rule Updates

The ISU approved rule updates at their recent Congress, June 4-8, 2018. Many of these have been incorporated into Skate Canada rules. In addition, and following an internal review, additional rule changes have been made. Below is a summary of these updates, all of which take effect July 1, 2018 Competitions Rule Throughout document: updated […]

ISU Q&A #2 – Ice Dance

The ISU has published a Question and Answer #2 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. ISU Communication 2179 […]