On the day that Ryde ice rink shut for good, senior synchronized skating team Wight Jewels vowed on social media to continue to compete this season. The team comprises Island and mainland skaters: it trained on mainland rinks when Ryde Arena shut because of storm damage, and plans to train on mainland rinks again this season now that Ryde rink has shut.
While iowskaters.com can find an angle on skating news related to the Isle of Wight and its skaters, iowskaters.com will continue to report on these achievements. The site will, therefore, continue, both as a record of Island skaters’ past achievements and as a reporter of their future successes.
Wight Jewels compete at Wales and West’s synchronized skating competition in Cardiff on 5 and 6 November.