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2018-19 Technical Requirements Now Available

Updated July 28: Communication 2159 has been replaced by Communication 2182.

The ISU has released Communication 2159, which outlines Difficulty Groups for Elements and Additional Features (i.e., Technical Requirements) for the 2018-19 season. This Communication replaces 2121. Remember, this is the document that tells you what you have to do to get credit for a certain level. More documents will be released later that go into detail about the penalties for not executing something correctly. See Demystifying the Judging System: Roles, Rules & Reports Cards (Part 2 of 3) for more information on the order in which documents are usually released.

Presumably, there could be revisions to 2159 after Congress is held in June. If you’re up for some light reading, the 135-page Congress agenda and proposals can be found in Communication 2156.

2018 World Championships Quick Links

2018 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
April 6-7, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

2018 World Junior Championships Quick Links

2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships
March 16-17, 2018
Zagreb, Croatia

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…)