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 […]

2022-2023 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 […]

ISU Updates for 2022-2023 Season

Please note the following documents from the ISU are now available for the 2022-2023 season: ISU Communication 2495 – Synchronized skating changes accepted at the 2022 ISU CongressIncluding: Change to minimum age for Junior starting in 2023-2024 season New Program Component Definitions – three program components: Composition, Presentation, and Skating Skills Junior team may consist […]

2022-2023 Season Updates to Synchronized Skating Program Requirements

This a summary of the changes to the Synchronized Skating Program Requirements for the 2022-2023 season. This is not a comprehensive summary of all changes. Please refer to the recently posted Quick Reference Guides and upcoming Program Requirements Guides for all changes. These changes aim to continue supporting the benchmarks included in the Skate Canada LTD. Juvenile […]

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 […]

Summary Qualifying Rules for the 2022-2023 Season

The rules that govern Skate Canada Qualifying Competitions are part of the Competitions Rule (section 2 and sections 5 through 13). These rules will be revised for the new season to support the new competition calendar. The following is a summary of the drafted updates that will be published at the end of June. Summary […]

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 […]

2022-2023 Season Updates to the Podium Pathway Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance Program Requirements

This a summary of the changes to the Podium Pathway Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance Program Requirements for the 2022-2023 season. This is not a comprehensive summary of all changes. Please refer to the recently posted Quick Reference Guides and upcoming Program Requirements Guides for all changes. These changes aim to continue supporting the benchmarks included […]