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 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

Campaign to save ice rink ramps up

Save our rink children

Hundreds showed their support for the ice rink over the weekend and a newly-formed Steering Committee is exploring the idea of a CIC taking over the lease.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Save our Ice Rink campaigners to host rally on Sunday

John Giddings planet ice

Supporters are encouraged to make banners and placards and head to Ryde Arena on Sunday from 3pm for a rally to raise awareness and support for the ice rink that is under threat of closure.

Saturday, 21st February, 2015 12:15pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Planet Ice leaseholder could be breaking contract by pulling out early

Planet Ice

The 125 year lease states the venue must be run as an ice rink for 15 years, meaning the current owner would be breaking clauses in the contract by closing before February 2016.

Thursday, 19th February, 2015 9:51am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Fantastic support on social media for ice rink under threat of closure

Aaron Craft as junior raider by

Campaigning has been gathering pace since the closure announcement was made yesterday afternoon, with lots of media attention and support from Islanders. Let's hope it translates to the ice rink being able to staying open.

Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 2:20pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

40 jobs to go as Planet Ice set to close

Planet Ice

The staff and skating coaches will all lose their jobs unless someone can be found to take over the ice rink before the end of March.

Tuesday, 17th February, 2015 6:05pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Planet Ice Management Hope Ryde Ice Rink Can Be Saved

Planet Ice Management Hope Ryde Ice Rink Can Be Saved

Update over future of ice rink and future gigs.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2012 12:32pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Planet Ice Closure Threat Due To Unpaid Taxes

Planet Ice Closure Threat Due To Unpaid Taxes

Planet Ice receives a winding up order from the taxman, the parent company say they'll fight it in court next month.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2012 8:06am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments