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Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo Photo: wikimapia.org

The Sapporo Tsukisamu Gymnasium (札幌市月寒体育'208;) is an indoor sporting arena located in Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaidō.

The first floor is a skating rink used for ice hockey games, figure skating and leisure skating throughout the year.

On the second floor are table tennis facilities, and a corridor for jogging.

The arena opened in 1972. It has a total capacity of 3,371 (2,321 seats, and 1,052 standing places).

It is located next to the Tsukisamu Outdoor Stadium (used for rugby games), and four tennis courts.

In 1986 (along with Makomanai Ice Arena) and 1990, hosted the Asian Winter Games ice hockey tournaments.

Eighteen years later, -in 2008- it was the main venue of the ice hockey World Championship Division I Group B and, every year, hosts some regular season games of the Asia League Ice Hockey, usually played around Christmas.

The gymnasium is also the home arena of the Sapporo Selection Team, who plays on the (second tier) hockey league, the J ice North League.

Address

Tsukisamu East
1-jo 8-chome 1-1
Toyohira-ku
Sapporo
Phone:+81 (0)11-530-5550

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