Ryde Arena is temporarily closed as a result of storm damage to the roof. A health and safety inspection forced the closure. The main rink roof is fine, but the area above the bar is leaking water onto electrical circuits.
Ryde Arena is posting updates on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Rydearena/
The Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club has advised that the Christmas show, scheduled for 12 and 13 December, has been postponed. New dates for the show will be posted as soon as possible.
Update, 5 January 2016. The rink’s insurer has agreed to pay for the repair of the roof. Isle of Wight Radio reports that an IW company has been given the contract for the work, which was due to start on 4 January, although continuing bad weather may delay this. The rink may be open again by the end of January.
Closure of the rink naturally will interfere with skaters’ training, and news about IW skaters may be in short supply for a while. However, skaters are training at mainland rinks with a view to continuing their competitive season this winter.