Bryn Carey, in “The Journey.” Barry Stewart Photo

Bryn Carey, in “The Journey.” Barry Stewart Photo

Hope Skating Club ends its season on a high note

Dozens of performers skated their hearts out at the season finale

The Hope Skating Club held its annual skating carnival last Saturday, with afternoon and evening performances before a total of about 200 spectators.

Twenty routines were built around the theme of “Where Will My Skates Take Me?”

Impressive costumes drew from Asian, African, Mexican and Hawaiian influences, among others, with many of the 43 skaters going through multiple costume changes during the carnival.

This was the last performance for head coach, Michelle Inancsi, who is stepping aside after 20 years of leading the club.

 

Gracyn Gauthier and Lola Robinson (not shown) skated with Flags for the opening ceremony. (Barry Stewart)

Gracyn Gauthier and Lola Robinson (not shown) skated with Flags for the opening ceremony. (Barry Stewart)

Harlyn Soares, age 3, taking her best shot at the matinee show’s half-time duck toss, won by Raya Ellen. The evening toss winner was Brett Bergman.  Barry Stewart photo

Harlyn Soares, age 3, taking her best shot at the matinee show’s half-time duck toss, won by Raya Ellen. The evening toss winner was Brett Bergman. Barry Stewart photo

Bryn Carey, in “The Journey.”  Barry Stewart photo

Bryn Carey, in “The Journey.” Barry Stewart photo

Canskate kids in a rousing version of “This Land is Your Land.” Barry Stewart Photo

Canskate kids in a rousing version of “This Land is Your Land.” Barry Stewart Photo

Desiree Zerr performs a jump in her “Ritmo de Amor” solo.  Barry Stewart photo

Desiree Zerr performs a jump in her “Ritmo de Amor” solo. Barry Stewart photo

Junior coach, Bryn Carey guides her Precanskate group in “Hawaiian Roller Skate Ride.”  Barry Stewart Photo

Junior coach, Bryn Carey guides her Precanskate group in “Hawaiian Roller Skate Ride.” Barry Stewart Photo

Clare Medlock in “Play Something Country.” Barry Stewart Photo

Clare Medlock in “Play Something Country.” Barry Stewart Photo