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.
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.
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.
The ISU has published Communication 2190, which outlines new GOE and Program Component Guidelines. This is an especially important document this year, due to the change from a -3 to +3 scale to a -5 to +5 scale. This Communication replaces 2095 from last season. Here are the highlights. (more…)