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2019-20 GOE and PCS Guidelines

When I posted about the new technical requirements communication earlier, I missed seeing that the 2019-20 GOE and PCS Guidelines have also been published. This communication replaces 2190 from last season.

As with the technical requirements, I’ll post a summary in the next few weeks. The most important changes to note for now are:

  • Three (3) Key Aspects instead of five (5).
  • New criteria for achieving +4 or +5.

 

2019-20 Technical Requirements

The ISU has published Communication 2247, which outlines the new technical requirements for 2019-20. This replaces Communication 2182.

In the coming weeks, I’ll post a longer summary of what’s new. At a glance, here are some of the more significant changes:

  • Four (4) difficulty levels instead of three (3) for the Intersection, Move Element, and Synchronized Spin.
  • Fewer feature options for Artistic Elements.
  • Some very interesting new features for Traveling Circles.
  • Extra features to add difficulty to death spirals.

Happy reading!

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ISU 2019-20 Well Balanced Program Content

With the 2019 World Synchronized Skating Championships barely a week behind us, it’s already time to start planning for next season. The Well Balanced Program Content for 2019-20 has been released, and programs will look quite different from what we saw this year. Here are the changes. (more…)