Pattern Dance Technical Requirements Guides

The Skate Canada Ice Dance Pattern Dance Technical Requirements Guides is now available. This guide provides a summary of technical requirements by Pattern Dance and covers all dances in STAR, Adult and Competitive categories. Note that these guides provide a summary of items defined in Skate Canada and ISU Rules. These rules are the authoritative […]

Rule Book Updates Effective July 1, 2019

The Skate Canada Rule Book has been updated for the 2019-2020 season. These rule updates include (but are not limited to): Updated program requirements for 2019-2020 season for adult, competitive, and STAR. Scoring of Skate Canada Competitions reformatting revised bonuses revised values of deductions – synchronized skating Competitions 2.7 Clothing: gendered requirements to the clothing […]

2019-2020 Skate Canada Scale of Values

The 2019-2020 Skate Canada Scale of Values is now available and contains base values and grades of execution for all elements in all Skate Canada Programs and categories. The document consists of links to ISU Communications containing Singles, Pairs, Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating scales of values. All additional elements for Skate Canada competitions not […]

2019-2020 Synchronized Skating Domestic Requirements

The following are the domestic requirements for the 2019-2020 season. Changes are underlined. Pre-Juvenile max. 2:40 (5 elements) Intersection (pi optional) Pivoting Element – Block Traveling Element – Circle Linear Element – Line Rotating Element – Wheel Juvenile max. 3:10 (6 elements) Intersection (pi optional) No Hold Element (step sequence optional) Move Element Pivoting Element […]

ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Communications 2019-2020

The following ISU Communications contain important technical information related to Synchronized Skating competitions. ISU Communication 2236: ISU Well Balanced Program content for 2019-2020 season ISU Communication 2246: ISU Guidelines for 2019-2020 season 2019-2020 Referees, Judges and Technical Panel Deductions 2019-2020 Marking the GOE of Synchronized Skating Elements 2019-2020 Criteria Adjustments to the Grade of Execution […]

ISU Deductions: Who is responsible? Short Dance and Free Dance

The ISU Deductions: Who is responsible? – Short Dance and Free Dance document contains important information related to what official is responsible for application of deductions and bonuses in these disciplines. Additional information related to the officiating of Skate Canada Ice Dance categories can be found in the Skate Canada Ice Dance Technical Requirements Guides.