Judging Short Program Penalties

Latest Revision: December 2023

The responsibilities of the Short Program Penalty Judge are as follows:

  • Senior A: both Count 1 and Accessory Material
  • Junior A: just Count 1
  • BA, all age divisions: just Count 1


Accessory Material

Judges shall assess a penalty each time the athlete performs a disallowed move in their accessory material. This penalty only applies to the Senior A Short Program, as those are the only athletes performing accessory material between the required elements.

Count 1

Each element must begin on ‘count 1’ in the music – judges shall assess a penalty if it doesn’t. This penalty applies to all divisions.


See also: Penalties