Welcome to the support pages for the
Competition Program Planner.

Release 2012.00 for the 2011-12 season is available on the Downloads page.

The Program Planner offers skaters and coaches tools to aid planning a program, and then training that program to maximize the effectiveness of training time and to monitor competition performance.  The Program Planner includes the following tools:

Level CalculatorTM - A tool to determine the level of elements from descriptions of the elements. All level-based element types in singles, pairs and dance are supported.

Create a Program - A complete annotation and scoring tool for setting programs, comparing content, scoring programs and saving results.

Program Component Check Tool - Allows estimating Program Component scores from skill level in the component criteria.

Scoring Analysis - Provides tabular and graphical trending analysis of programs using scoring of practice run-throughs or competition results.

SkatePedia - A series of tutorial topics about the International Judging System and creating programs for competition.

Reports and graphs can all be saved as files or printed for a hard-copy record of skater performance.

Coaches can easily manage multiple students in the same or different events.

The Program Planner is licensed on a seasonal basis (July 1 through June 30 the following year).  There is no charge for upgrades and technical support during any one season.

The Program Planner runs under Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.  For a full description, download the User Guide.

A hardware key (dongle) is used for copy protection.  Users may choose from a USB key or a Parallel Port key.  The software may be installed on any number of computers, but will only run on the computer to which the hardware key is attached.  The Parallel Port key is available for users with older computers that do not have a USB port but do have a 25-pin printer port.  Use of the Parallel Port key in not recommended if your computer has a USB port. 

Do not lose the hardware key!  It will not be replaced if lost or stolen!

-- To Order the Competition Program Planner --

New users can order the Competition Program Planner from Skatesoft for $79 plus $5 shipping using the following button.

Users of any previous version can order an upgrade to Version 2011 from Skatesoft for $24.00 using the following button.  You must have the hardware key from the previous version to use the upgrade.

When you order an upgrade you will need to provide a shipping address, and the serial number of your current key, to confirm your current registration.  The upgrade itself will be handled electronically.  If your e-mail has changed or if you never registered your software please provide your e-mail address when you order.  Payment is processed by PayPal.  We do not retain any information related to your PayPal account or the credit card used in this secure transaction.

How do I upgrade?

Important Notices:

  • Version 2012.00 includes all ISU rules changes for the 2011-12 season, revisions to Scale of Values, updated Level Calculator for current feature requirements, and revised U.S. Figure Skating program content requirements for Juvenile events and above.
  • If you get an error message that the file KEYSETUP.EXE cannot be found when you try to install the hardware key driver, refer to the FAQs page for the reason and the solution to this problem.
  • To check the programming of your current key:  Run your current version of the Program Planner and click on "Check Key".

Release 2012.00

Release for 2011/12 rules.

Release 2011.01a

Corrects omission of some documentation files from release 2011.01

Release 2011.01

Release for 2010/11 rules.

Release 2010.01

Release for 2009/10 rules.

Release 2009.02

  • Corrections to highest and typical program content for sub-juvenile events.
  • Addition of SkatePedia.

Release 2009.01

Release for 2008/09 rules.  Includes all rules changes from the 2008 ISU Congress.

Release 2008.01

  • Add 2A repetition rule to program verification rules.
  • Updated maximum point program content examples.

Release 2008.00

Initial release for 2007/08 rules.

Release 2007.03

Third release for 2006/07 rules.

  • Updates and enhancements to the program verification rules for Juvenile through Senior divisions.
  • Tool added to automatically create the highest base value program for each event segment.
  • Tool added to automatically create a typical base value program that is competitive at a National level for each event segment.

Release 2006.02

Second release for 2006/07 rules.

  • Corrects order dependent verification of singles FS spin requirements.

Release 2006.01

Initial release for 2006/07 rules

  • Revised SoV for Singles, Pairs and Dance

  • Implements all new element codes

  • Includes revised event weighting factors

  • Implements new scoring of Not-Touching-Mid-Line Step Sequences in Dance

  • Includes new SoV for three additional compulsory dances (Viennese Waltz, Silver Samba and Rhumba D'Amour)

  • Implements revised scoring calculation rules

  • Includes complete program content verification rules for all Short Programs, Free Skating Programs, Original Dances and Free Dances for Juvenile through Senior divisions.  This feature verifies in detail ALL program requirements. (ISU requirements for Junior and Senior, U.S. Figure Skating requirements for Juvenile through Novice.)

Release 2005.07

  • Final release for 2005/06 rules.
  • Includes Level Calculator for Singles, Pairs and Dance updated to conform to ISU Rule through ISU Communication 1391 (Level requirements for 2006/07)

Bugs should be reported by e-mail at support at

Feature requests should be submitted by e-mail to features at


Copyright 2011 by George S. Rossano
Last update, August 26, 2011.