Parent Guide

Welcome to IDC’s Parent Guide, a new series focusing on providing information to parents, including breaking down the International Judging System (IJS).  

The series will be written by Adrienne Koob-Doddy, a coach and former U.S. ice dancer.  

Parent Guide: Scores FAQs

Parent Guide: Scores FAQs

by Adrienne Koob-DoddyHello again!Since we are approaching one of the largest events of the ice dancing season, the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss some results and scoring FAQs I have heard as a coach and an...

Parent Guide: What in the world is IJS?

Parent Guide: What in the world is IJS?

by Adrienne Koob-Doddy“What in the world is IJS? How does it work? What do these numbers even mean? Why are my kids’ skating skills lower than the last competition? How do we get their GOE scores higher? Why are we not beating that other team?!”These are just some of...

Parent Guide: Debunking the Technical Score

Parent Guide: Debunking the Technical Score

by Adrienne Koob-DoddyWelcome back to the Parents Guide to IJS! On today’s menu we have: Debunking the Technical Score.There are two parts that come together to make the technical score: the base value score for all elements and the Grade of Execution (GOE) scores....