Dear Skating Friends,
Herzlich Willkommen! Welcome!
On behalf of the International Skating Union, it is a pleasure for me to extend a warm welcome to all of you in Austria for the 2017 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships. It is an extra festive edition of the Championships because the ISU is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.
We have the opportunity to see the best Junior Short Track Skaters in the world at the Olympiaworld Innsbruck. These promising young Skaters are the Champions of tomorrow. I am sure this Event will be full of exciting performances, and I wish everybody a very joyful and memorable experience.
The ISU would like to thank the Österreichischer Eisschnelllauf Verband. Compliments go to the Organizing Committee, the officials and the many volunteers who have worked hard to make the Event a success. I also would like to extend my gratitude to the media and sponsors for their interest and contribution to the promotion and development of Short Track Speed Skating.
Last but not least, I wish the Skaters a lot of success. Let us enjoy their performances and give everybody a big round of applause.
I would like to wish you all a wonderful ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships in this celebratory year!