ISU Judging System - Calculation Program
28 December 2011

In all fairness to the sport we have to inform you that after the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final of Quebec City a calculation error in the ISU Judging System calculation program has been detected. The calculation program used up to and including the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final had erroneously calculated the Dance result with the previous Grade of Execution (GOE) for the Combination Lift, which was upgraded with ISU Communication 1677 in July 2011.

The difference of 0.5 points emanating from this calculation error was enough, to result in a switch in the Free Dance ranking of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2011.  As a matter of fact, Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (CAN) should have been ranked in first place and Meryl Davis / Charlie White (USA) should have been ranked second in this segment when taking into account the corresponding correction. It is important to point out however that the final ranking (Short Dance and Free Dance combined) has not changed.

The calculation program has been updated immediately after detection of the error and random checks throughout other international results between July 1st, 2011 and today have shown no discrepancies in the final rankings.

We deeply regret and apologize for the inconveniences caused by this error in the calculation program.