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ISU eLearning would like to present the Virtual Event Toolkit. This series of modules will help you set up and run Virtual Events including various types of virtual activities, such as meetings, seminars and competitions.

Figure skating attracts spectators from around the world for many reasons. As one of the very few sports that combine athleticism with artistry, it draws on a wide spectrum of musical genres. The focus of this module is on the part of figure skating known as Program Components.

The module provides snapshots of a few training exercises created by the coach-moderators, which reflect their personal teaching methods. The intent is not to present a full range of possibilities for teaching Program Components. There are also additional resources including information about the criteria used to evaluate each of the Program Components developed for judges' education by the ISU Technical Committees.

The videos, in this course, were selected from an Ice Dance seminar conducted in Oberstdorf, Germany in 2019. The aim of the seminar was to help develop ice dance coaches and their skaters to achieve higher technical levels. World-class coaches moderated the seminar classes which included off ice and on ice exercises in ballet, ballroom dance, jazz/mime/expression, relaxation/yoga, movement to music, theatre and modern dance technique lectures. 

In the course we will view on-ice demonstrations which will cover:

  • Body Positions
  • Choreographic Step Sequences
  • Choreographic Twizzles
  • Coordination and Rhythm
  • Exercises in Killian Hold
  • New Choreographic Ideas

Brian Orser is a Canadian former competitive and professional skater and has dedicated many years to the sport both as an athlete and most recently as a world renowned coach.

In the clips of the recorded seminar videos, Brian helps to explore and explain various ways to improve a skater's jumps, spins, footwork and overall techniques.  

We've also included the discussions that Brian had with the students and the coaches at the seminar. The video footage is from a coach development seminar in Melbourne, Australia.

This Synchronized Skating Technical Update has been developed by the ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee relating to the technical requirements outlined in ISU Communication 2392. This describes new Feature requirements for the 2021/2022 season.