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

Vote: Help award-winning Isle of Wight ice skaters win help with travel funding

Wight Crystals

Not only is it very time consuming when these award-winning ice dance and figure skaters leave the Island to train, but it can become very expensive. Your vote could help them win much-needed financial support.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 6:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

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

By rydearenacommunityactiongroup with one comment

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

Fantastic end to season for the Isle of Wight’s ice skating teams

Feb - Wight Sparkles jumping with joy at the presentations.

Despite having no home rink for the last 16 months, the Isle of Wight ice skating teams have ended the season with personal bests and even brought home some medals. Well done to you all.

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 9:03am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Gold and Silver medals for Isle of Wight synchronised ice skating teams

wight Jewels

Many congratulations are in order for the fantastic Isle of Wight synchronised ice skating teams who came home from the championships with Gold and Silver medals.

Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 4:25pm

By Cameron Palin with one comment

Isle of Wight ice skaters win a Gold and three Silver medals in national comp

Wight Crystals

Well done to all the synchronised ice skaters from the Isle of Wight who took part in a national competition in Cardiff last weekend. They came home with one Gold and three Silver medals.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 3:06pm

By Sally Perry

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

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