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 […]

Synchro Coach Mentorship Initiative

In partnership with Patinage Québec and Skate Ontario, Skate Canada is pleased to announce a new mentorship initiative to support synchronized skating coaches that are interested in expanding their technical and tactical skills set this season. Together, we will facilitate the mentee-mentor coach connections and technical development opportunities across Canada. A total of nine mentor […]

Rule Book Updates Effective July 1, 2020

The Skate Canada Rule Book has been updated for the 2020-2021 season. These rule updates include (but are not limited to): Competition Program Requirements Competitive: updated requirements for 2020-2021 season STAR: updated assessment requirements Adult: removal of team elements Scoring of Skate Canada Competitions updated bonuses addition of Assess to Standard and Standard with Ranking […]

ISU Updates for the 2020-2021 Season

Please note the following documents from the ISU for the 2020-2021 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 #2314 – Ice Dance Requirement for Technical Rules Communication #2315 – Ice Dance Requirements for […]

Skate Canada Response to ISU Communication 2316

In consideration of ISU Communication 2316, Skate Canada will extend the upper age limits for the 2020-2021 season only for the following categories: Junior Ice Dance Novice, Intermediate, and Junior Synchro These extended age limits only apply to teams that were already competing together during the 2019-2020 season. For Junior Ice Dance teams opting for […]