It stands at the side of the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on the bank of the Pothong River.
With a capacity of 6 000 seats, the building had a unique architectural style of a skate cap is provided with latest facilities for ice sports.
Every February, which marks the Day of the Shining Star (Chairman Kim Jong Il’s birthday), it hosts the Paektusan Prize International Figure Skating Festival with the attendance of world-famous figure skaters.
There a charming lotus pond and pavilion around the ice rink. In summer the pond is covered with beautiful lotus flowers to attract young people, and in winter it ices over to turn into a skate park for children on their vacation.