news

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…)

2015 World Championships Quick Links

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

(more…)

ISU 1856: 2014-15 Well Balanced Program

The ISU released Communication 1856 a few weeks ago, but I admit I found it difficult to pay it much attention until after the medals were awarded at Worlds this past weekend. With the 2013-14 season now in the books, let’s have a look at what’s in store for next year.

Communication 1856 presents the Well Balanced Program requirements for Adult, Basic and Advanced Novice, Junior, and Senior categories for 2014-15. I’ll stick to discussing Junior and Senior here, since countries often have their own requirements for domestic Adult and Novice categories. 1856 is not overly detailed, and we’ll unfortunately have to wait until at least June, when ISU Congress wraps up, for any new definitions of Elements, Features, and Additional Features, and probably later for a Communication on Difficulty Groups. Based on trends over the past few seasons, some educated guesses can probably be made as to requirements and specifications, but until the proposals are debatedĀ and new documents published, we won’t know anything for certain.

(more…)