Program Components: The STAR 1- 4 Events and STAR 1-Gold Assessments are up to date with current Program Component verbiage and criteria. All resources for events and assessments reflect the updates. STAR 1-7 will be assessed using Presentation and Skating Skills program components, while STAR 8-Gold will have all three program components assessed. STAR 2 […]
There is a change for the upcoming season to the age requirements for all Adult Synchronized Skating categories. The upper age requirement for Adult II and Adult III has been removed. This decision was made based on aligning all adult categories and feedback from the community. The removal of upper ages allows skaters the opportunity […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
ISU Additional Questions & Answers #2 is now available. Note that the Skate Canada Scoring software has not been updated to incorporate the “!” for Features and Additional Features not executed at the same time due to a choreographic error. For the 2021-2022 season, in the case where the reduction by judges is to be […]
For the 2021-2022 season only: The Novice synchronized skating category will be permitted an over-age extension. ¼ of the team must not have reached the age of 16 by July 1st preceding the competition. The Intermediate synchronized skating category will be permitted an over-age extension. ¼ of the team must not have reached the age […]
For the 2021-2022 skating season, the Novice synchronized skating category will be permitted an over-age extension. ¼ of the team must not have reached the age of 16 by July 1st preceding the competition.
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 […]