The ISU has introduced this initiative to assist ISU Officials in the preparation for their duties at the ISU Synchronized Skating Championships in 2013. This will be an intensive seminar to update all Officials with the latest rules and regulations applicable to the upcoming championships. The ISU wants to ensure that the support to Synchronized Skating athletes that they deserve is giving by having knowledgeable and well trained Officials evaluating their performances. Judging and technical officiating opportunities are few and many ISU Officials may only participate at the World Championship in a season. We feel it is important to give the Judges and Technical officials as much guidance as possible to enable them to effectively evaluate the performances of the teams.