News

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!

2018-19 GOE and Program Component Guidelines

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…)

New and Updated Synchronized Skating Rules

The ISU has released several Communications pertinent to synchronized skating in the past few weeks. At this time of year, revisions are published as quickly as new documents come out, so visit the ISU website often. You can avoid costly mistakes by ensuring you are following the most current set of rules as you design and refine your choreography.

Technical Requirements

Communication 2182 replaces 2159. This document explains all the things you need to do to get credit for the various difficulty levels. Think of it like a checklist of the requirements you need to meet to get a level called. (more…)