Latest Updates & Clarifications:
11/2/23 - A new ISU Q&A regarding pairs jump sequences was posted.
8/30/23 - ISU Communication 2558 was updated.
8/7/23 - The 2023-24 ISU Technical Panel Handbook for Pairs was posted.
- Guidelines for Critiques at Nonqualifying Competitions (PDF, 2/10/21)
- Planned Program Content Sheet (PDF)
- Planned Program Content Sheet Instructions (PDF)
The decision was made to cancel the 2021 National Qualifying Series (NQS). For details, click here.
Visit the Technical Notifications page to view all active TNs.
For the Standard Event List and Program Requirements, visit Skater Journey - Competing - Overview.
- 2023-24 Pairs Levels of Difficulty (from ISU Communication #2558) (PDF, 6/30/23)
- 2023-24 Scale of Values (from ISU Communication #2475) (PDF, 5/6/22)
- Singles/Pairs - Who's Responsible for Deductions -- IJS Events (PDF, 6/30/23)
- Pairs - Who is Responsible for Deductions -- 6.0 Events (PDF, 10/2/18)
ISU Communications and Q&As:
- ISU Communication #2558 - Singles and Pairs - Levels of Difficulty, Guidelines for Marking GOE and Changes and Clarifications for GOE and PCS for 2023-24 (PDF, 8/30/23)
Note: This communication replaces ISU Communication #2474 beginning July 1, 2023.
- ISU Communication #2475 - Singles and Pairs - Scale of Values for 2022-23 and 2023-24 (PDF, 5/6/22)
Note: This communication replaces ISU Communication #2253 beginning July 1, 2022.
- ISU Q&A No. 1 - Pairs Jump Sequences (PDF, 11/2/23)
Technical Panel Information:
- ISU Technical Panel Handbook for Pairs (PDF, 8/7/23)
Note: This document has been prepared for ISU technical panels for all international events, and U.S. Figure Skating technical panels will follow it for its events. Any further ISU changes to these documents will be posted on this website.
- 2023-24 Pairs Calling Clarifications for Junior and Below (PDF, 6/21/23)
- Spins Difficult Variations Chart Tool - Pairs (PDF, 8/1/14)
- Technical Panel Error Correction Protocol (PDF, 7/1/23)
- ISU Clarification on Lifts in Pair Skating (PDF, 10/15/18)
Judges and Referees Information:
- 2023-24 Guidelines for Marking GOE in Singles and Pairs Short Program and Free Skate (from ISU Communication #2558) (PDF, 6/30/23)
- 2023-24 Changes and Clarifications for GOE and PCS - ALL Singles and Pairs Events (from ISU Communication #2558) (PDF, 6/30/23)
- 2023-24 Judging Reminders for Pairs (PDF, 7/13/23)