2013 Worlds: Videos from Boston

If you were in Boston last week at the 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships, you were fortunate to witness some of the best skating this sport has ever seen. If you couldn’t make it to the event, you can thank the magic of the Internet for providing access to the performances on video, below.

I make a point to attend the World Championships whenever they’re in North America, and while each time I leave feeling that our sport is headed in a great direction, this time I was truly blown away by the improvement I saw across the entire event since being in Colorado in 2010. Every single team has upped their game. The quality of skating from the top teams was particularly incredible, but there wasn’t a team in Boston that didn’t contribute something positive to the intense competitive atmosphere of the event, and didn’t impress me with some aspect of their skating. Thank you to every athlete, coach, manager, choreographer, trainer, and supporting cast member for working your butts off so the rest of us could watch such fabulous skating! (more…)

2013 World Championships Quick Links

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
April 3-6, 2013
Boston, MA, USA


ISU Comm. 1786: Well Balanced Program Content for 2013-14

One objective behind restructuring the Special Regulations and Technical Rules at least year’s Congress was to enable the Well Balanced Program Content to be revealed in a more timely and relevant fashion (i.e., to allow more flexibility in determining WBP content by not writing it in stone two years in advance). Rules 905, paragraph 2 (p. 94) and 911, paragraph 2 (p. 103) promised to publish new WBP Content by April 1st, and the ISU has delivered. With the 2013 World Championships still over a week away, the ISU has already published Communication 1786, outlining the WBP Content for the 2013-14 season. Here’s the link with details for all ISU categories, and here’s the overview for Junior and Senior: (more…)

2013 World Junior Championships quick links

ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships
March 7-9, 2013
Helsinki, Finland