At the rink. Again.
ISU Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for GOEs for 2012-13
Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution 2012-2013 (Single & Pair Skating) has been published on the ISU website.
Changes include changing the choreographic step/spairal sequence to a choreographic sequence which may include spirals, spread eagles, Bauers, steps, turns, UST (unidentifiable spinny things), etc that cover the whole ice and adding a Basic Level spin to differentiate from spins where the skater achieves one feature. Hopefully these two things pass if nothing else on the list.
SkateFiguring took the violet pill
The choreo sequence proposal was exactly what led me to musing in Patrick Chan fan thread about having Gary Beacom chroreographing it for Chan. Mr. Skating Genius specializes in Unidentifiable Surprising Techniques not seen or allowed in competitions. Beacom's creativity + Chan's mad skills, oh the possibilities!
If ISU loosens up to innovations at least in the choreo sequence, both skaters and fans may be enjoying more variety and entertaining or challenging moves. Since it's basically about elements with no set BVs, I wonder if some of the very interesting moves in show skating will be allowed.
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