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.

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

Isle of Wight cllr calls for IWC action over Ryde Arena use

Ryde Arena Planet Ice rink

Cllr Whittle will be asking members to support his motion which addresses several issues with the use of the Arena.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 5:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

All welcome to Ryde Arena public meeting

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

All are welcome to the meeting to discuss the future of the Ryde Arena. Share with those who may also be interested in attending.

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 9:10am

By Robina Marshall with one comment

Ryde Slide proceeds and sponsorship boost for skaters

ryde arena cheque presentation

Ryde Arena skaters, hockey players and fans presented to Wight Ice Leisure the money they raised from whizzing down the Ryde Slide earlier this year.

Monday, 4th September, 2017 6:58am

By Robina Marshall with one comment