The ice rinks set the scene for the ice hockey, figure skating and short-track speed skating events, while the Olympic Speed Skating Oval became an open-air stage for the spectacular speed skating competition. The Main Media Centre was the perfect workplace for journalists from around the globe.
Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck
The ice track in the village of Igls, just outside Innsbruck, is known for hosting high-level competitions every year and offered the ideal conditions for the luge, bobsleigh and skeleton events.
After slight adaptations prior to the Youth Olympic Games to create a single finishing area, Innsbruck’s Olympic mountain welcomed the Alpine skiing events.
Innsbruck Exhibition Centre
Curling fans experienced exiting competitions at Innsbruck Exhibition Centre, which also housed the Main Operations Centre and Main Accreditation Centre, and was the meeting point and catering facility for the 1,357 volunteers.
In line with its rich Olympic heritage, Bergisel Stadium became the first venue in the world to welcome the Olympic family for a third time as it hosted the Opening Ceremony.
Daily victory ceremonies, the Music Festival and the final highlight of the Youth Olympic Games, the Closing Ceremony, were held at the Medals Plaza in Maria-Theresien-Straße.
Youth Olympic Village
Thirteen brand-new residential buildings – constructed using passive-house technology, and with a capacity of over 1,500 beds – provided the ideal environment for the athletes and coaches to relax and enjoy their stay at the Youth Olympic Games.
One of the world's best congress centres hosted the Culture & Education Programme. Congress Innsbruck was also the location of the Dining Hall and Village Square and held the Welcome to YOG Innsbruck 2012 Event and the Innsbruck 2012 Clubbing.
The spectacular scenery of the Nordkette mountain range was the ideal backdrop for the exciting outdoor activities of the Culture & Education Programme.
With its 279km of cross-country skiing trails, two new ski jumps and a state-of-the-art biathlon facility, Seefeld Arena was the perfect venue for the biathlon, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined and ski jumping events.
Situated at over 2,000m above sea level and equipped with excellent snow-making facilities, Kühtai guaranteed perfect snow conditions for the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events. Thanks to the newly built permanent half-pipe, slopestyle and ski-cross facilities, Kühtai has become one of Europe’s top centres for freestyle competitions and training.