The ISU Judging System (or the International Judging System (IJS)), occasionally referred to as the Code of Points (COP) system, is the scoring system currently used to judge the figure skating disciplines of men's and ladies' singles, pair skating, ice dance, and synchronized skating. It was designed and implemented by the International Skating Union (ISU), the ruling body of the sport. This system of scoring is used in all international competitions sanctioned by the ISU, including the Olympic Games. The ISU Judging System replaced the previous 6.0 system in 2004. This new system was created in response to the 2002 Winter Olympics figure skating scandal, in an attempt to make the scoring system more objective and less vulnerable to abuse.
Official ISU documents for the season 2022/23
- ISU Constitution and general regulations 2022 - Rule 108 (age requirements),
- Special regulations and technical rules 2021 - Rules 610-612 (single skating), 619-621 (pair skating), 701-711 (ice dance), 502 (program duration)
- Communication No. 2474 - Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution and Program Components, Season 2022/23
- Communication No. 2475 - SINGLE & PAIR SKATING Scale of Values season 2022/23
- Communication No. 2494 - SINGLE & PAIR SKATING / ICE DANCE Some changes in General, Special Regulations and Technical Rules accepted by the 58th ISU Congress 2022
- Communication No. 2489 - GUIDELINES FOR INTERNATIONAL NOVICE COMPETITIONS 2022/23