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 […]

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 […]

STAR 6 – Gold Update

Timelines (approx.): Spring 2019 – coach and official training available. Soft launch also available to skaters, coaches and officials once training complete, at the discretion of the Sections. September 1, 2019 – Full Launch of STAR 6- Gold Assessments Please note: as of August 31, 2019 the Sr. Bronze through Gold tests as they are […]

ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Communications

The following ISU Communications contain important technical information related to Synchronized Skating competitions. ISU Communication 2152: ISU Well Balanced Program content for 2018-2019 season ISU Communication 2159 Appendix A: Difficulty groups of Elements Appendix B: Difficulty groups of additional features ISU Communication 2170 Appendix A: Abbreviation of Elements and Additional Features Appendix B: Scale of Values […]

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 […]