Author: 32blades

2018-19 Handbooks and Program Components Chart Now Available

The ISU has released three new documents pertinent to the 2018-19 season:

All of these are found on this page on the ISU website. (more…)

2018 Finlandia Trophy Live Stream

The Finlandia Trophy has become a key milestone for international synchronized skating in recent years. It’s where some of the top teams in the world debut their short programs, giving the rest of us our first glimpse at these elite teams’ creative execution of the season’s new rules.

You can watch a live stream of the competition, which begins today at 1:40 pm Eastern (11:40 am Central, 10:40 am Pacific).

This year’s competing teams are:

  • Helsinki Rockettes – FIN
  • Lumineers – FIN
  • Marigold IceUnity – FIN
  • Team Unique – FIN
  • Crystal Ice – RUS
  • Paradise – RUS
  • Tatarstan – RUS

Results will be published here.

Updated 2018-19 Scale of Values

The ISU has updated the Scale of Values (Communication 2170) with new values for the Move Element. Changes are highlighted in yellow in the communication.

The Scale of Values should be an important tool in your choreographic strategy. Learn more about how to use this document here.

NEW! 2018 Special Regulations & Technical Rules for Synchro

The new edition of the Special Regulations & Technical Rules is now available. This document will be valid until 2020, when the next ISU Congress is held.

You can read more about what this rulebook is for in Part 2: Rules of my Demystifying the Judging System series.

Happy reading!