Ryde Arena Closure 2

The Isle of Wight’s Ryde Arena has “unexpectedly” closed  today (Thursday) and bailiffs have entered the building Isle of Wight Radio has been told.



Ryde Arena's Facebook post

Ryde Arena’s Facebook post

The ice rink has posted on its Facebook site that it is currently trying to resolve a dispute.


Discount website The Price Is Wight says it will be in a position to refund sales, if that is what is required.

The Price Is Wight's post on social media today.

The Price Is Wight’s post on social media today.


Meanwhile, the Wightlink Raiders ice hockey team have cancelled Saturday’s home game and tonight’s training session.

They will travel to the London Raiders as planned on Sunday.

Welsh forward Cory Watkins, 22, told Isle of Wight Radio today:

“The whole team..their kit’s inside there.

“We’ve got games this weekend. We’re meant to be playing and we’re meant to be practising tonight, so I guess that’s not happening.

“There’s a couple of thousand pounds worth of kit in there. It’s not looking good.”

Lucy Morgan