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

WATCH: Hundreds ‘link around the rink’ against AEW

Link Around the Rink

Despite the wind and rain, around 300 people gathered at Ryde Arena today to protest about its closure some two years after AEW closed the doors on its use.

Saturday, 6th October, 2018 5:14pm

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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

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

First weekend of matches for Vectis Warriors hockey team

Vectis warriors

The Vectis Warriors coach says things are looking very positive for the season and they have a good range of players in their squad that all contribute in different ways.

Monday, 25th September, 2017 3:52pm

By Sally Perry

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

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 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

Call for Islanders to support youngsters at Ryde Arena protest

outside Ryde Arena

As the former ice rink is stripped by contractors, young synchronised skaters hold their off-ice practice outside the building in protest at the "apparent wanton destruction of their lost facility".

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

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