Frozen Out: Our Stories

February 27, 2017

On Friday 24th February, a group of passionate and determined skaters representing Ryde Arena, travelled to London to stage a flashmob performance/protest against the closure of Ryde Arena outside the offices of AEW UK in London, accompanied by their parents and guardi...

January 17, 2017

Last weekend saw four Isle of Wight synchronised ice skating teams take on competition from all over the country at the British Championships in Nottingham. With unfailing determination and team spirit, our girls and boy collected silver and bronze medals and two 4th p...

January 10, 2017

A short while after Ryde Arena closed its doors, we approached a group of young skaters who were determined to continue with their sport, but starting to feel the strain of having the rink so cruelly taken away from them. This is the first of many 'stories' they've agr...

October 30, 2016

Kallum, waiting for his skating coach Georgia, to give him a lift to Gosport ice rink so he can carry on with the sport he loves! We have so much respect for him and all the other Isle of Wight skaters who show this level of dedication.

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We would like to thank Wightlink for supporting us through all our ups and downs over the years, but especially for continuing to support us now with free or discounted ferry travel for our teams. This support means everything to us as without it we would not be able to continue to pursue our dreams.

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We would like to thank Wightlink for their continued support, Ryde Town Council for their generous grant, Ryde Rotary Club and Ryde Slide for their donations and all those helping us to try to save Ryde Arena for our community.