The judge points of the Figure Skating should be disclosed with their names, nationality and details at the time of the “Kiss&Cry”.

Idaho Arms Teachers, Gun Goes Off In Class One Week Into School

Six months ago, Idaho’s Governor signed into law a bill that allows teachers and students to bring guns onto campus. 

Just one week into the school year, a gun has already been fired in class. Yesterday an Idaho State professor literally shot himself in the foot. 

Polls of college presidents and students overwhelmingly oppose allowing guns on campus. Yesterday’s shooting during a college class shows exactly why. 

Meanwhile, the International Skating Union has tweaked its figure skating judging criteria for the upcoming season. The most striking change can be seen in scoring jumps. A jump’s base value will drop to 70 percent for an error, or to 50 percent for partially rotated spins. The take-off edge of flips and Lutzes will be scrutinized as well. It’s being seen as a direct response to the figure skating judging controversy, during the Sochi Games.


Thank goodness your spins are good and you rarely have UR jumps.  But that edge call >.<

ISU Communication 1874. Some of the most pertinent changes:

All disciplines (including ice dance):

  • Skaters must take their starting position 30 seconds or less after they are called to start by the announcer, except for the first skater in each warm-up group, who gets 60 seconds. (Everyone used to have 60 seconds.) If they take more than 30 seconds, they will receive a 1-point deduction from their score. If they take more than 60 seconds, they will be withdrawn from the competition.


  • No double jump of the same type can be included more than twice in a singles free program, either as solo jumps or in combination. (Ie. A skater cannot do three 2Ts or three 2Los, etc. in a program.) There used to be no restriction on the number of doubles, except for the 2A.
  • Out of all six types of triple or quad jumps, only two can be done twice (and no more than twice) in a singles free program. If the jump is a solo jump both times, the second jump will receive 70% of its full base value. (Ie. If a skater does two solo 3Fs, the second one will get 70% of its base value.) The second solo jump used to be counted as a failed sequence and would get 80% of its full base value. Repeated solo jumps will no longer be counted as a failed sequence, but as a solo jump with reduced base value.
  • Choreographic sequences for singles free programs can now include spins and jumps with two or fewer revolutions (they will not be counted as elements, only as part of the choreo sequence). The choreo sequence can now be performed before or after the step sequence instead of only after the step sequence.


  • Elements done in the second half of a pairs’ free program will no longer receive an extra 1.1 factor.
  • Junior pairs’ short programs can now include either a double or triple twist. (Only doubles were allowed before.)
  • Lifts in junior and senior pairs’ free programs cannot all be from Group 5.
  • Choreographic sequences for pairs’ free programs can now include spins and jumps with two or fewer revolutions, but not twizzles.
About the new rules in ice dance

New Rules

1) Virtue-Moir and Pechalat-Bourzat fans like:

”ISU had had it aaaaall,

trolling in the deeeep.”

2) Maybe if the new rules existed before, Nathalie and Fabian would have a f***ing olympic medal! Dancing their butts off for years and no one gives credit to them.

Judges wouldn’t know ice dance even if they sat on it…

3) Paso Doble means Tessa and Scott are going to have sex on ice again, right?