Rules

ISU 2019-20 Well Balanced Program Content

With the 2019 World Synchronized Skating Championships barely a week behind us, it’s already time to start planning for next season. The Well Balanced Program Content for 2019-20 has been released, and programs will look quite different from what we saw this year. Here are the changes. (more…)

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…)

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!