It was built in October 1970, and has an area of 6,267 m² in total. Mikaho Gymnasium was one of the venues for figure skating at the 11th Winter Olympic Games held in Sapporo in February 1972.
The gym is currently used as a skating rink in winter (for figure skating, leisure skating and curling), and as a gym in the summer months. After the Olympics, it was shortly used as a heated swimming pool in the summer.
It is located next to three baseball diamonds, and four tennis courts.