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.

Ryde ice rink: AEW tell MP the kids can’t use it

Link the Rink by Andrew Nordbruch

There'll be wide disappointment the Ryde Ice Rink won't be coming back into use while the future of the arena is decided.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 6:13pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Financial boost for ice rink campaigners

Ryde arena action group

Support from Ryde Town Council, Ryde Slide and JR Zone announced today by ice rink campaigners.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 3:10pm

By Robina Marshall

Community group trigger process to bid for Ryde Arena

young ice hockey pupils

Ryde Arena Community Action Group have registered a new company, Wight Ice Leisure Limited, and have said they would like to be treated as a potential bidder for the venue.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 9:33am

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arena: Group of investors being formed for possible purchase

frozen out

A group of investors are being formed and within the next week it's expected a six month moratorium on the sale of Ryde Arena will be in place.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 2:19pm

By Robina Marshall with 2 readers' comments

Ryde Arena listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

The successful application means that Ryde Arena is now listed as an Asset of Community Value and can't be disposed of without giving community groups a chance to bid for it.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Ryde Arena: Creditors’ meeting called as company heads into liquidation


The Directors of Ryde Arena Ltd say they do not believe the company it will be able to trade again, so a creditors' meeting will be held on 17 November. If you're owed money by the company OnTheWight has the details.

Tuesday, 1st November, 2016 8:10am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Link around the Rink: Hundreds show passion for Ryde ice rink (aerial photos)

Human chain around the ice rink

Last night, hundreds of supporters of Ryde arena ice rink formed a human chain around the venue to show how important saving it is to them.

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 8:24am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Ryde Arena closes: Bailiffs change locks without notice

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

A member of the Trust said a dispute has been bubbling away for about eight weeks, but no notice was given and there has been no court order or procedure followed.

Thursday, 6th October, 2016 11:17am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Local community comes together and saves Ryde Arena Ice Rink saved from closure

Saved our rink

Congratulations are in order for all those who worked so hard to save the venue from closure. Well done to you all.

Sunday, 19th April, 2015 9:07am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Extra time given to save Ryde ice rink

Ryde Arena Planet Ice rink

More time has been allowed for negotiations to continue for a community takeover.

Monday, 23rd March, 2015 7:37am

By Sally Perry

Cash pot needed to help save Ryde ice rink

Save our ice rink - littel girl - uknip approved for usage

The Steering Committee have set up a new company and are about to enter negotiations with Mike Petrouis of Planet Ice to take over the venue, but need help raising a cash pot.

Wednesday, 11th March, 2015 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

MP joins campaign to save ice rink

Andrew Turner Wayne Whittle and Brian Harris at ryde arena - ice rink -

Andrew Turner puts his hat into the ring to help save Ryde ice rink from closure.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 8:12am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 29 readers' comments