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.
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
By rydearenacommunityactiongroup with one comment
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
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
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
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
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
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