Monthly Archives: October 2017

Rostelecom Cup 2017: Pairs Review

This season, the usual Grand Prix event schedule was reshuffled, with the Grand Prix starting in Russia at Rostelecom Cup, instead of at Skate America. The schedule change feels odd … yet somehow appropriate, for the pairs skaters. The last … Continue reading

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Is the ISU on the Wrong Course?

It’s unclear what problems they are trying to fix with recent rules change proposals In the last 6 months, the ISU has passed or proposed significant changes to the competition format/judging system of figure skating. The scope of these changes … Continue reading

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Going from 4:30 to 4:00

In June 2016, the ISU voted to reduce the length of men’s and pairs free skating programs, starting in the post-Olympic 2018-19 season. Announced as one of many votes at that ISU Congress, this decision represents a major change in … Continue reading

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