Clarifications from ISU Sports Directorate and SYS TC for Referees, Judges, Coaches and Skaters

Synchronized Skating

Definition of a Collision: A collision inside of an Intersection disrupts the progression of the skater(s), and the flow though the Point of Intersection is severely impacted and/or stopped. The GOE reduction for the Officials is NHT-3.

During Intersections: If a team has a collision and one skater falls after that collision (approximately at the same time) the hardest GOE reduction will be applied: NHT-3.

If a team has a collision and two skaters fall after that collision (approximately at the same time) the hardest GOE reduction will be applied: NHT-4.

If a team has a collision and one skater has a fall before or after that collision (not at the same time): GOE NHT-3 for collision is applied + reduction of -2 for the fall is applied = -5.

During Group Lift, Creative Lift: If a team has a collapse and one skater falls due to that collapse (approximately at the same time) the hardest GOE reduction will be applied: NHT-3.

If a team has a collapse and two skaters fall due to that collapse (approximately at the same time) the hardest GOE reduction will be applied: NHT-4.

If a team has a collapse but managed to keep the lifted skater elevated and at the exit one skater has a fall (not at the same time): GOE NHT-3 for collapse is applied + reduction of -2 for the fall is applied = -5.

Summary: A collision or collapse followed by a fall or two falls that happen approximately at the same time, and the fall is a result of the collision or collapse then each of these mistakes must be considered as ONE error for GOE (the hardest reduction will be applied).

For Program Components: each error(s) or fall(s) will be taken into consideration and PC will be reduced accordingly.

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