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"Elite 12" New Category: The Answers To Your Questions

Following the announcement of the new "Elite 12" category, Jura Synchro received many questions. Philippe Maitrot, Chair of the ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee, gives us more details.

A new opportunity to get synchro elements evaluated

After the first session held in November and December, teams from all over the world will have the opportunity to have synchronized skating elements evaluated a second time.

Sixteen ISU international synchro events announced for the upcoming season

The International Skating Union (ISU) has published the list of international Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating competitions for the season 2020/21. Due to the current pandemic, new events, cancellations, postponements or changes might happen any time, explain the ISU.

Music problem in competition? Find out what you can do!

After the recent publication of the new Synchronized Skating Referees Handbook, we continue the review of this important guide published by the International Skating Union (ISU). Today, you will learn all about the problems related to music, athletes' injuries or official practices.

Did you know? 40 seconds of inactivity on the ice and your team will be withdrawn

The International Skating Union (ISU) has released its new Synchronized Skating Referees Handbook. This guide for all referees of our sport under the ISU Judging System gives us a lot of precious information.

Technical requirements for the upcoming season

Online training and development, an updated scale of values and an invitation to ISU members... The International Skating Union (ISU) has released several updates and communications in the last few days about synchronized skating.

New guidelines and an extended age limit

The guidelines for the season 2020/21 are out. The Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) also decided that the Novice and Junior upper age limits will be extended by one year next season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ice skating stars will help you to stay in shape

The Centers of Excellence (CoE) of the International Skating Union organize a series called “Keep Training!”. Those free off-ice training sessions start on Sunday with a legend of figure skating: Stéphane Lambiel.

Fresh news from Frankfurt Seminar

Frankfurt Global Seminar took place a few days ago in Germany. Judges, technical controllers, technical specialists, data and replay operators took part in this seminar that aims at providing all the people involved in one discipline all the new stuff they need to know to prepare for the new season.

A judge speaks about the main reforms in the scoring system

All the Finnish and Russian senior teams will perform their new short programs for the first time in front of the judges and the audience on Saturday evening. This competition starts the International Synchronized Skating season 2018-19. 

How to recognize the new Grades of Execution (GOE)

In order to have more evaluation possibilities, the range of the Grades of Execution (GOE) has been expanded from -3 to +3 to now -5 to +5 in all figure skating disciplines. There are now a total of 10 Grades of Execution.

Recent ISU Changes to GoE Scale

Two years after initially being announced at the 2016 ISU Congress in Croatia, the proposed changes to the Grades of Execution (GoEs) across all Figure Skating disciplines have finally come into effect. The changes expand the GoE scale from -3 to +3 to a larger -5 to +5.