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Technical requirements for the upcoming season

Online training and development, an updated scale of values and an invitation to ISU members... The International Skating Union (ISU) has released several updates and communications in the last few days about synchronized skating.

New guidelines and an extended age limit

The guidelines for the season 2020/21 are out. The Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) also decided that the Novice and Junior upper age limits will be extended by one year next season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ice skating stars will help you to stay in shape

The Centers of Excellence (CoE) of the International Skating Union organize a series called “Keep Training!”. Those free off-ice training sessions start on Sunday with a legend of figure skating: Stéphane Lambiel.

Fresh news from Frankfurt Seminar

Frankfurt Global Seminar took place a few days ago in Germany. Judges, technical controllers, technical specialists, data and replay operators took part in this seminar that aims at providing all the people involved in one discipline all the new stuff they need to know to prepare for the new season.

A judge speaks about the main reforms in the scoring system

All the Finnish and Russian senior teams will perform their new short programs for the first time in front of the judges and the audience on Saturday evening. This competition starts the International Synchronized Skating season 2018-19. 

How to recognize the new Grades of Execution (GOE)

In order to have more evaluation possibilities, the range of the Grades of Execution (GOE) has been expanded from -3 to +3 to now -5 to +5 in all figure skating disciplines. There are now a total of 10 Grades of Execution.

Recent ISU Changes to GoE Scale

Two years after initially being announced at the 2016 ISU Congress in Croatia, the proposed changes to the Grades of Execution (GoEs) across all Figure Skating disciplines have finally come into effect. The changes expand the GoE scale from -3 to +3 to a larger -5 to +5.

What’s new for synchro in the ISU Congress in Seville?

The International Skating Union’s 57th Ordinary Congress concluded on Friday in Seville. As the International Secretary of the Belgian Federation, Ton Mulder was present this week in Spain. He explains us how was the Congress. 

8 things you should know about history of synchro

The ISU is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Founded in 1892, the International Skating Union brings together all the disciplines of skating and is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. On the occasion of this jubilee, we return on the history of synchronized skating in eight points.

ISU is working on inclusion of synchro in the Olympics

The ISU announced today that a working group will study conditions for including synchronized skating in the program of the Olympic Winter Games.

Teams with 12 skaters to move closer to Universiade

In one of its last publications, the ISU wrote about conducting trials of having teams with between 12 and 16 skaters in Senior events. In order to understand well this communication, our redaction asked to the Chair of Synchronized Skating, Christopher Buchanan from Great Britain.

International competitions have been announced for 2017-2018

The ISU recently released a first sketch of the 2017-2018 calendar for synchronized skating. Four competitions have already been announced for 2017, including a new event in Spain.