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 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

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