2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships
March 16-17, 2018
This is the second instalment in a three-part series about Demystifying the Judging System. Read Part 1: Roles here.
Part 2: Rules
Like the other figure skating disciplines, synchronized skating is governed by rules and regulations created by the International Skating Union. The bad news is, there is no one single rule book that contains everything a coach or official needs to know. The good news is, all the documents that make up the rules are available online, for free. It just requires a little effort to find and organize them.
With so many different documents being published at different times during the year, it can be hard to know where to start when you need to look something up. I’m here to help point you in the right direction. (more…)
The “new” judging system for synchronized skating isn’t so new anymore. The first time it was used at the World Championships was in 2005, meaning 2018 ushers the judging system as we know it into its teen years. Despite its age, it’s still often met with misconception and confusion, and can be downright confounding for parents, skaters, and coaches who are new to the sport.
In giving feedback to teams throughout the season, I’ve found there are still a lot of misunderstandings about who does what, where to find the right rules, and how to interpret report cards. Consequently, I’ve written a three-part series that will hopefully bring some clarity to these aspects of the judging system. This is the first instalment; watch for the others in the coming weeks. (more…)
Top countries such as Canada, USA, and Sweden have been finalizing their Senior World Team selections over the past few weeks. On March 3-4, 2018, many eyes will be watching the results of the Finnish National Championships closely to see which two teams will qualify to compete in Stockholm next month, in what is expected to be a very tight race.
Jura Synchro reports that the winner of the National Championships will be Team Finland 1, while Team Finland 2 will be the team that has the highest total score from the season (besides Team Finland 1).
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Good luck to all competitors!