The ISU launches a new online project for synchro teams
Ice Ignite Junior - CAN (Credits: Sean McKinnon - 2020)
The ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee provides an opportunity for international and championship synchronized skating teams to have several synchro elements evaluated by ISU and international officials prior to the upcoming competition season. The "Online Element Evaluation" project has been presented on Monday. We tell you everything!
Offered and arranged by the ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee (ISU SySTC), the "Online Element Evaluation" project will allow teams to receive feedback from ISU judges and officials.
What is it about?
Teams will be required to send a good quality video of the element(s), taken from a slightly elevated position. The optimal location of the videographer would be where the technical panel is usually seated during a competition.
The officials will work independently, only awarding Grades of Execution (GOE) to the elements submitted for review. A common debriefing with the judges will be done at the end of their evaluations to provide participating officials with an opportunity to practice their evaluation skills for the upcoming season and to ask questions about the current rules, writes the ISU.
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Judging panel GOE marks and Technical Panel levels will be entered on-line within a specific timeframe. No overall results will be published. A debriefing of the "On-line Element Evaluations" will be scheduled for each participating coach/team. The referee and a member of the technical Panel, both from the technical committee, will participate in each individual on-line meeting and will provide a summary of comments from the technical panel and judges evaluations for each element submitted.
What's the process to submit video(s)?
The teams also have to ensure the music is clear since the judges require music to evaluate GOE, and that the lighting on the ice-surface is at competition level. If possible, the ISU also asks to record the entry and exit transition of the element.
Teams will then have to separate video files and label each video separately (see details below). To upload the video(s), participants will receive an invitation from the ISU to upload the video(s). A technical panel and judges will be assigned to the dropbox and will only have the ability to view and evaluate the videos.
For Junior teams: Submission of videos is November 9-15, 2020. (videos for Junior teams received after November 15, 2020 will not be accepted).
– Evaluation of the Junior category: November 16-22, 2020
– Debriefing of the Junior category: November 23-29, 2020
For Senior teams: Submission of videos is November 23-29, 2020. (Videos for Senior teams received after November 29, 2020 will not be accepted).
– Evaluation of the Senior category: November 30 – December 6, 2020
– Debriefing of the Senior category: December 7-13, 2020.
Late registration and/or video submissions will not be accepted, notes the ISU.