The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un visited the People’s Open-Air Ice Rink nearing completion on November 3, Juche 101 (2012).
At that time, an official asked him to ensure that the open-air ice rink serves not only ordinary people but also professional skaters.
Then, Kim Jong Un stressed that it should be available only to ordinary people as he had already said.
After a while, he said as follows: The ice here is better than that in the Ice Rink, so professional skaters want to train here. But if they train here, it may cause inconvenience to ordinary people. Therefore, the People’s Open-Air Ice Rink should be available only to amateur skaters, working people and youth and pupils all the year round, as a base for mass-based sporting activities.