Skate Canada rules allow that rule changes introduced by the ISU are automatically implemented in all Skate Canada programming at the Junior and Senior levels unless otherwise requested of the Skate Canada Board of Directors. As there were no exceptions granted by the Board of Directors, all ISU changes can be assumed to be changed within Skate Canada rules, with the same effective dates as the ISU changes.
Because of the impact on domestic programming below the junior levels, the changes that were approved by the ISU Congress, and have been subsequently approved by Skate Canada for application in all programming beginning July 1, 2016, can be accessed by following the link below.
Included in the linked document are technical changes which have been incorporated into the current Skate Canada Technical Packages, as well as:
- New definitions of Program Components
- Call to start change
- Allowance of delayed start or restart clarification
- Changes to Illegal elements (Ice Dance/SyS)
See link here for a full review of the proposals and results.
For further reference, the ISU communications outlining the technical changes for singles, pairs, ice dance and synchronized skating are provided as follows:
- Communication No. 2014: Single & Pair Skating Some changes in General Regulations, Special Regulations and Technical Rules accepted by the 56th ISU Congress
- Communication No. 2016 (revised June 17, 2016): SYNCHRONIZED SKATING
- Communication No. 2019: ICE DANCE I. VARIOUS CHANGES IN THE GENERAL REGULATIONS, SPECIAL REGULATIONS AND TECHNICAL RULES ACCEPTED BY THE 56TH ISU CONGRESS