One team, one panel and judges... A win-win solution
All the officials attending the seminar with Les Zoulous, junior team Les Zazous and their coaches.
From November 4th to 7th, the ISU hosted a seminar for judges and technical panel in Lyon, France. The local team, Les Zoulous, was the demonstration team.
After a few "skating skills" exercises, the team showed different synchronized skating elements. "This seminar helped define to the entire technical panel the different elements as well as the important points to validate the different levels," explained Aurore and Thomas, captains of the team. "Concerning the panel of judges, it allowed us to define what can increase the quality of execution (GOE) and what can also decrease it".
The workshop ended with the presentation of the team's two competition programs, which allowed the panels to implement what they had learned and reviewed during the seminar.
"We were also able to review different aspects of the rules, and testing different mistakes allowed us to really understand what is expected by the officials," said Aurore and Thomas. "We were also able to take advantage of the numerous feedbacks on our elements, as well as a debriefing on our programs, following the competition simulation on Sunday," the captains concluded.
"We will then have a few days off before launching into the international season with the first two Challenger Series: the Lumière Cup and the French Cup, then the Spring Cup which will be our last competition before the world championships" finished the two captains of the team.