Follow Finnish Nationals Online

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).

Follow these links to take in the action:

Good luck to all competitors!

Updated Competitions Pages

I’ve updated the Competitions and Competitions Archive pages to a more user-friendly format. I’ve also included as many results links as possible, though I’m still missing several. Feel free to contact me if you have links to any of the results I’m missing. The archive only dates back to the 2010-11 season, but I’d love to find time to go farther back someday, so don’t hesitate to send me links to older results. International only though, please (for now).

Enjoy!

ISU to explore smaller team sizes for synchro

ISU Communication 2085 speaks to decisions made during a recent Council meeting held in Helsinki, Finland, including the following comments on synchro:

“…the Council agreed that the ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee shall be mandated to conduct during the season 2017/18 tests at 4 International Competitions with teams composed of a lower number of Skaters than currently in place (less than 16).

Furthermore, in line with Rule 800.2.d) of the Synchronized Skating Special Regulations, the Council agreed that the Synchronized Skating competitions at the Winter Universiade 2019, the Synchronized Skating teams may be composed of 16 competing Skaters as per the current Rule in place, but also may be composed of 12 competing Skaters only.” (Section 9, pp. 3-4)

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ISU 2017-18 Well Balanced Program Content

The ISU has released Communication 2084, detailing Well Balanced Program Content for the 2017-18 season. This communication replaces Communication 2008 and related clarifications in Communication 2012.

Here is a summary of the Junior and Senior requirements: (more…)