Ryde Arena

Planet Ice took on the lease for Ryde Arena in February 2001. It is home to many ice hockey teams, figures skating and more.

In February 2015 Planet Ice announced the venue would be closed on 25th March. A campaign was quickly launched to save the venue.

Below are some articles relating to Ryde Arena / Planet Ice.

Isle of Wight synchronised ice-skaters shine in BBC programme

skaters on bbc inside out segement

The closed ice rink in Ryde and the skating teams that now have to travel to the mainland every week on the 4am ferry to train were the feature of a BBC Inside Out feature last night. There's still time to catch up on iPlayer - details within.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 9:35am

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arena: Court proceedings now hold as AEW push to arbitration

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

Cllr Wayne Whittle said "it is disappointing that it [AEW] continues to find ways of doing anything positive to finally resolve the future of the facility for the community of Ryde".

Monday, 28th January, 2019 12:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Ryde Ice Rink: Isle of Wight council take leaseholder AEW to court (updated)

cameron palin inside ryde arena

The news was confirmed by the Director of Regeneration whilst talking about regeneration plans in the pipeline. Details within.

Friday, 21st December, 2018 9:45am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Pension fund deficit at Planet Ice revealed

calculator and money

The Isle of Wight Council said it had tried to recover the money from the company but had not been successful, so the money needs to be found from the main council pension pot.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 3:08pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Ryde Arena : Isle of Wight council ‘going to go legal’ says councillor

Wayne, bob and other at ryde arena

Cllr Wayne Whittle gave 300+ Islanders - who have been campaigning to save the Ryde Arena ice rink - some positive news on Saturday. He said the Isle of Wight council was "going to go legal" and that "it's starting next week". Many others also added their own words.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Ryde Arena: Islanders urged to join hands in fight ice rink

Human chain around the ice rink

The Community Action Group fighting to save the ice rink at Ryde Arena wants as many people as possible to join their 'Link Around the Rink' event on Saturday 6th October.

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 12:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ryde Arena: Watch video exploring inside the abandoned Ice Rink

Exploring Inside Ryde Arena Ice Rink - Isle of Wight

We all see the Ryde Arena - It's so massive it's hard to miss - but what's it like inside now? Watch this video shot by the adventurers who have been inside. OnTheWight also chats to them asking, "Can it be saved?"

Monday, 19th February, 2018 7:00pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Gold and Silver medals for Isle of Wight synchronised ice skating teams

wight Jewels

Many congratulations are in order for the fantastic Isle of Wight synchronised ice skating teams who came home from the championships with Gold and Silver medals.

Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 4:25pm

By Cameron Palin with one comment

National role for young Isle of Wight Green Party officer

charlie button green pride march cropped

At the Isle of Wight Green Party AGM last weekend, members were elected to key officer roles for the coming year. It was also announced that Charlie Button now sits on the national Green Party LGBTIQ committee, as well as the national Young Greens executive.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 4:46pm

By Vix Lowthion

Ryde Arena Community Action Group still fighting for ice rink one year on

RACAG - iow day

A lot has happened in the last year, but the Ryde Community Action Group have not given up and continue to fight to bring back Ryde Arena for the Isle of Wight community of ice skaters, ice hockey players and more.

Friday, 6th October, 2017 1:20pm

By Cameron Palin with one comment

Isle of Wight Council support welcomed by Ryde Arena campaigners

RACAG - iow day

Members of the Ryde Arena Community Action Group are delighted and overwhelmed by the support of the Isle of Wight council, following last week's motion at full council.

Monday, 25th September, 2017 8:35am

By Cameron Palin

Isle of Wight council condemns Ryde Arena management, AEW Europe

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

At last night's meeting the council strongly condemned actions which have led to the ‘mothballing’ of the ice skating and community facility on Ryde seafront.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017 6:58am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments