Video: ISU Technical Committee Annual Meeting with Coaches

Earlier today, the ISU live-streamed their Synchronized Skating Technical Committee Annual Meeting with Coaches from the World Championships in Stockholm. The one key takeaway? There could be some big changes coming, pending approval of these proposals at Congress.  If you didn’t catch the live stream, you can still watch the approximately one-hour broadcast here (note that the audio doesn’t begin until 8:56):

 

Presentation topics included:

  • The number of skaters required for Championships
  • New penalties, including for falls and violating call to start rules
  • A renewed focus on encouraging skating as a team unit (not as 16 individuals)
  • Rules to discourage excessive posing and theatrics
  • New maximum program lengths
  • Overview of new and revised elements, with a focus on encouraging creativity
  • Overview of the new GOE range

This was an amazing opportunity for a worldwide audience to get early insight into upcoming changes. Thanks to the ISU for making this broadcast available!