National Championships in Japan


Japan Nationals - Award ceremony. /Credits: Ayumi

On March 4-5, the 23rd Japan Synchronized Skating Campionships took place in Otsu, Shiga. Open, Junior and Senior teams skated at this event. 

In the Junior ISU division, two teams were engaged: Kansai Synchro Lovers Junior and Higashiohtsu Highshool ISC. Both teams improved their performances compared to last year and showed amazing programs.

There was only one participating team in the Senior ISU category. Jingu Ice Messengers showed a wonderful performance. They skated to “Titanic” in the free Skating despite the music problems. After the award ceremony, it was announced that this team will represent the country as "Team Japan" at the 2017 World Championships in Colorado Springs, USA.


Open categories also skated and fifteen teams were engaged. There were including some first-time participation teams and three teams from South Korea.

In Junior Open, Team Blessing won the competition with 40.62 points, Jingu Ice Messengers Novice was the champion in Advanced Novice and Juvenile and Biwako Synchro Lovers took the gold medal in Open Masters

The audience was even more fascinated and excited than last year!

Article by Ayumi, Japan

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Results - TOP 3

Japanese National Championships 2017
Otsu (JPN)
MAR 04, 2017 - MAR 05, 2017

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Jingu Ice Messengers (JPN)50.06
2Angels (KOR)37.68
3Kansai Synchro Lovers (JPN)31.66

Junior B
TEAM Score
1Team Blessing (KOR)40.62

TEAM Score
1Kansai Synchro Lovers (JPN)76.36
2Higashiohtsu ISC (JPN)37.26

TEAM Score
1Jingu Ice Messengers (JPN)129.62