My Method:

1. A series of elements on a page to be ticked off as the contestant executes them. Were they all inclusive or partially inclusive? Were they executed with excellent technique or otherwise? Were there mishaps which marred the program?

2. Very difficult to judge Program due to its underlining concept of Opinion. However, since FS demands music be used, one should ascertain a) has the skater shown basic musical talent in his program? b) has the skater shown variety in his coverage of the ice? Is there anything innovative about the program - or have you seen it all before?

3. Were you influenced by the roar-of-the-crowd? Or were you moved by the
performance personally?

Anyway that is just what I do when watching a competition so as to avoid all those nitty gritty bullets that the CoP brings.

Do you have a system of judging?