ISU Updates for the 2021-2022 Season

The ISU Technical Panel Handbooks for Singles and Pairs are now available on the ISU website: Technical Panel Handbook Singles Skating 2021-2022 Technical Panel Handbook Pairs Skating 2021-2022 The ISU Technical Panel and Referee Handbooks for Synchronized Skating are now available on the ISU website: Technical Panel Handbook Synchronized Skating 2021-2022 Referee Handbook Synchronized Skating 2021-2022 ISU […]

Rule Book Updates Effective July 1st, 2021

The Skate Canada Rule Book has been updated for the 2021-2022 season. These rule updates include (but are not limited to): Competition Program Requirements Competitive: updated requirements for 2021-2022 season; age extensions for 2021-2022 season STAR: updated pattern dances Adult: updated pattern dances Scoring of Skate Canada Competitions Housekeeping Update to fall deductions for synchronized […]

Juvenile (all disciplines) & Pre-Juvenile (Pairs) Age Extensions 2021-2022 Season

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed on daily training, Skate Canada is extending the upper age of the following categories for the 2021-2022 season only: Juvenile Singles U15: must not have reached the age of 15 by July 1st preceding the competition. Pre-Juvenile Pairs: must not have reached the age of 15 […]

ISU Updates for the 2021-2022 Season

Please note the following documents from the ISU for the 2021-2022 season: Communication #2253 – Scale of Values Singles and Pairs*2019-2020 communication remains in effect Communication #2256 – Scale of Values Ice Dance*2019-2020 communication remains in effect Communication #2393 – Ice Dance Requirement for Technical Rules Communication #2371 – Ice Dance Requirements for technical rules Communication #2334 – Singles and […]

ISU Communication 2380

The ISU has published communication 2380 which contains decisions of the council and important updates to Synchronized Skating including: Continued validity of ISU Communications for Synchronized Skating for season 2021/22 Synchronized Skating age limit exception Season 2021/22

ISU Communication 2371

The ISU has published Communication 2371 which contains important technical information for Ice Dance related to the following and to take effect for the 2021-2022 Season: Pattern Dances for International Competition Music Requirements for Pattern Dances for International Competitions Rhythms or themes, Required Elements (including Key Points and Key Point Features for Pattern Dance Elements) and guidelines […]

Pairs: Group 1 Lift

The Pairs Technical Requirement Guide and Quick Reference Guide have been updated to reflect the revised ISU definition of a Group 1 Lift. Group 1 Lift – New hold variations allowed: Lift where Lady’s head remains up and she is lower than the man’s shoulder. Possible grips are Hand to Armpit, Hand to Arm, Hand […]