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.
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.
The International Skating Union’s 57th Ordinary Congress concluded on Friday in Seville. As the International Secretary of the Belgian Federation, Ton Mulder was present this week in Spain. He explains us how was the Congress.
The ISU is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Founded in 1892, the International Skating Union brings together all the disciplines of skating and is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. On the occasion of this jubilee, we return on the history of synchronized skating in eight points.
The ISU announced today that a working group will study conditions for including synchronized skating in the program of the Olympic Winter Games.
In one of its last publications, the ISU wrote about conducting trials of having teams with between 12 and 16 skaters in Senior events. In order to understand well this communication, our redaction asked to the Chair of Synchronized Skating, Christopher Buchanan from Great Britain.
The ISU recently released a first sketch of the 2017-2018 calendar for synchronized skating. Four competitions have already been announced for 2017, including a new event in Spain.
The head of the International Skating Union (ISU) is gonna change in one week. The election for the new ISU President will happen in Croatia. The ISU members will have to vote for one of the four candidates. Christopher Buchanan is one of them. Synchronized skating is close to his heart.
You were waiting for it, let’s discover the 2nd part of the Kirsten Tillmann’s interview. She’s an international judge from Germany and was judging the Worlds in Budapest this year. Go behind the scenes with us and discover her little secrets.
Kirsten Tillmann is a German synchronized skating judge for more than 25 years now. Last season, she was Referee and Technical Controller at the Mozart Cup in Salzburg (AUT) in January, participated at the Northrhine Westphalian Trophy in Neuss (GER) and went to Budapest (HUN) for the World Championships 2016 as an international judge in April.
Discover now her story and her job as a synchro international judge. Interview.
The Well Balanced Program Content for Synchronized Skating for the 2016/17 season has been published by the International Skating Union. What are the biggest modifications? Where should we focus our attention ? Let's read our quick decoding for each category.