The team event has to be after the individual competitions. Otherwise, skaters from countries taking part in the team event would be at a disadvantage. And how exactly is it going to work out? If skaters will have to skate different programs than in the individual events, then they will surely just rehash their programs from last season as spending loads of time preparing programs that would be skated once wouldn't be very clever. If skaters will have to skate the same programs, it'll define the word "pointless." Synchronised skating should have been made an Olympic sport instead. On the other hand, Jayar makes a good point. A team event could possibly result in federations working harder on being strong in all the disciplines and not just some of them. Maybe it would mean Japanese Fed would finally start working on a Pairs and Ice Dance programs? If this would happen, then I am all for it (but only if skaters will be skating different programs, it will be after individual events and Synchro becomes an Olympic sport too eventually ).