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Demystifying the Judging System: Roles, Rules & Report Cards (Part 1 of 3)

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…)

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!

2015 World Championships Quick Links

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
April 10-11, 2015
Hamilton, ON, Canada

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