Pyongyang Ice Rink

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Pyongyang Ice Rink
Pyongyang-Ice-Rink-2014.jpg
Ice rink in 2014
Capacity 6,000
Surface Ice
Construction
Broke ground June 1980
Built 1982

The Pyongyang Ice Rink (평양빙상관) is an indoor ice hockey venue on the bank of Pothong River in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Pyongyang Peoples Outdoor Ice Rink is a recent construction.

History[edit]

The arena was built in 1982. It has 6,000 seats,[1] making it the biggest indoor ice rink in North Korea. It is mainly used for ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating, however other sports such as table tennis, basketball, and volleyball have also been played at the venue.

The Paektusan Prize International Figure Skating Festival was held here every February. In March 2007, the IIHF Women's World Championship Division II was held at the arena.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pyongyang Ice Rink on hockeyarenas.net

Coordinates: 39°01′22″N 125°43′51″E / 39.0228°N 125.7308°E / 39.0228; 125.7308