The Estonian Skating Union received the formal decision of the International Skating Union (ISU) awarding it the right to host the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2015.
The Estonian Skating Union plans to hold the event at the Tondiraba ice arena that is scheduled to be completed by that time. The junior world championships will be the highest title event in figure skating held in Estonia after the European Figure Skating Championships hosted by Tallinn in 2010.
The Estonian Skating Union said that a push in favour of choosing Tallinn as the venue of the 2015 event was given by the meeting of Edgar Savisaar, mayor of Tallinn and president of the Estonian Skating Union, with ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta during the ISU congress early this summer, at which the mayor presented Tallinn's plans related to the new ice arena and the city's readiness to host international sports events.
Competitors from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships to take place from 2-8 March 2015.
Tallinn to Host World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2015