The Learning Process
hosted by
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
a non-profit educational organization

ISU Figure Skating Judging

      The International Skating Union (ISU) regulates international figure skating judging and competitions. Figure skating is an official event in the Winter Olympics.  

      Each national skating organizaion trains and promotes judge to conduct testing and competitions for its members. Each country has a maximum quota of the number of judges that can be qualified at the international and ISU levels. Recommendations of judges are made to the ISU for consideration as ISU judges. Candidates must attend ISU seminars, pass exams, and meet experience requirements. When a candidate is first nominated, there age must be between 24 and 45. The ISU also has a miximum retirement age of 70.

      Judges of each national skating association are available to assist clubs and coaches in assessing the progress of individual skaters and in interpreting and meeting the many ISU and USFS technical rules.

Recommended Reading:

ISU : Home Single & Pair Skating/ Ice Dance · Synchronized Skating · Speed Skating · Short Track Skating · ISU Communications · Press Releases · Committees

SU Figure Skating - Ice Skating - Lausanne, Switzerland To connect with ISU Figure Skating, sign up for Facebook today. ... This is the official ISU page for the branch of Figure Skating.

Training for Judges



The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

ISU Figure Skating Judging
PDF The International Judging System (IJS)
PDF   IJS Judging Criteria
Index of ISU Articles
Free Skating Program Requirements
Competition Jump Charts
Review Technical Jump Requirements
Basic Jumps
Technical Jump Requirements
Cheated Jumps
Required Elements Optional Short & Long
Free Skating Test Elements
Freestyle Test Requirements
ISU Judging
IJS Technical Panel
Competition Spins
Competition Spirals
Competition Step Sequences
Grades of Execution
PDF  IJS Judging Criteria
PDF  IJS Presentation Guidelines
Program Component Guidelines
PDF  IJS Handbook
PDF  ISU Communication 1593
PDF  ISU Communication 1557
PDF  ISU Communication 1548
PDF  ISU Communication 1547
PDF  ISU Communication 1540
PDF  ISU Communication 1505
PDF  ISU Communication 1504
PDF  ISU Communication 1494
PDF  ISU Communication 1476
PDF  ISU Communication 1459
PDF  ISU Communication 1445
PDF  Search for ISU communications

All materials are copy protected. 
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.

Athlete Concerns     Collection of Related Ideas    Skating Articles    Related Topics      

Ice Skating Rink Index    Topic Index    Site Index   Home Page