ISU

One more step towards the upcoming season


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Team Ice Unite - GBR, Cup of Dresden 2020. (Credits: Ru-Pho)

The contours of the 2021/22 season continue to take shape. The ISU recently gave details about the technical regulations in force.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Skating Union (ISU) has decided that three synchro communications will remain valid for the 2021/22 season: the Scale of Value (2322), the Well Balanced Program (2236) and the communication about the Novice categories (2238).

It means that the Senior short program will have five elements: an Intersection element, a Move element, a No Hold element, a Pivoting Block and a Traveling circle.

And the Senior free skating will still consist of nine elements: a Creative lift, a Group lift, two different intersections, a Move element, a No Hold Element, a Pair element and a Twizzle element, plus synchro teams will have to choose between an Artistic circle or an Artistic Wheel.


For the Junior ISU teams
The Junior ISU teams will have again five elements required in the short program: an Intersection element, a Move element, a No Hold element, a Traveling Wheel and a Twizzle element.

And they will have to present eight elements in the free program: two different intersections, a Move element, a No Hold element, a Pivoting Block, a Synchronized Spin, a Traveling Circle, and they will have to add either an Artistic Line or an Artistic Wheel.


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Skating Graces - GER, Spring Cup 2020. (Credits: Ru-Pho)

What to look for and where?
For the full list of Well-Balanced Program elements for the upcoming season and details for the Mixed Age category, see communication 2236.

To learn more about the Basic and Advanced Novices categories and program elements, you will need communication 2238.

Finally, to see and understand the abbreviations of the elements of synchronized skating, as well as the scale of value (which score for which element), then the communication 2322 is for you!