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Pairs Rules & Resources

The technical information for pairs skating is below.

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.

General Information:

Series Information:

The decision was made to cancel the 2021 National Qualifying Series (NQS). For details, click here

Technical Information:

Visit the Technical Notifications page to view all active TNs.

For the Standard Event List and Program Requirements, visit Skater Journey - Competing - Overview.  

ISU Communications and Q&As:

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.

Judges and Referees Information: