Some of the area’s most talented young figure skaters — along with a few youngsters just beginning to hone their skills — brought dazzling and subtle color, along with plenty of upbeat music and fun, to the Midcoast Recreation Center ice Saturday afternoon in the Skating Club of Maine Coastal Region’s final show of the year.

The show, “True Colors,” had some of the club’s most skilled skaters on hand, along with many basic skills members, to demonstrate their talents.

The show, which filled the ice arena, included Allison Johnston as the feature soloist. Johnston began skating 12 years ago at the University of Southern Maine ice arena on the Gorham campus. She continued skating at Portland Ice Arena and started working with Kristin Andrews. Johnston currently is working on her senior-level free skating and gold-level senior freestyle tests. She is a student at USM and also coaches group lessons at the Portland and Falmouth ice arenas.

Saturday’s show featured skaters of all ages, as lively, vibrant color was infused through music and costume.

“True Colors” showcased the club’s new Synchronized Skating team, Subzero, as well as more than 60 skaters.

The local soloists were Bethany Berry, Hayley Downs, Brooke Hammond, Olivia Hupper, Lily McVetty and Rose Valentine Hohfeld.

“One of best [show’s] ever,” said Cindy Laustsen, one of the event’s organizers. “The Purple People Eaters were a huge hit as was the Synchronized skating team Subzero. Our guest skater was wonderful and tried to greet all of our skaters.”

Saturday’s show included the following program and local skaters:

“True Colors” by Glee — Brooke Hammond, Olivia Hupper, Rose Valentine Hohfeld, Hayley Downs, Bethany Berry and Lily McVetty.

“I’m Blue” by Eiffle 65 — Introduction to Synchronized Skating class, including Delia Saastmoinen, Jessica Smalley, Amanda Chen, Ireland LeBlanc, Emie Wood, Kimberly Roman and Lexi Tinch.

“Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” by Lesley Gore — Basic Skills Level 2, including Reijo Rantala, Lydia Bragg, Sophie Tempio-Wilson, Genevieve Tempio-Wilson, Hannah Parsons, Julia Low, Ella Powers, Mallory Tibbetts, Emma Gerrish, Aspen Laurita-Spanglet, Shannon Long, Shelby Lash and Jenna Stine.

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John — Bethany Berry.

“Geek In Pink” by Jason Mraz — Julianna Haynes and Willow Grinnell.

“99 Red Balloons” by Nena — Introduction to Freeskate Class, including Emie Wood, Brianna Flynn, Brynn Kooyenga, Ireland LeBlanc, Kimberly Roman and Cat Cat Nguyen.

“Green Eggs and Ham” by Seussical the Musical — Theater on Ice class, including Elena Laustsen, Delia Saastamoinen, Janelle Fowlie, Amanda Chen, Kendall Rantala, Alora Rantala, Charisse Rantala and Alexia Hilt.

“Orange Colored Sky” by Michael Buble — Brooke Hammond.

“Sweet Silver Lining” by Kate Vogel — Amanda Hoppe and Elena Laustsen.

“Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce — Basic Skills levels 3 and 4, including Zoey Sewall, Abby Dodd, Alexia Hilt, Lorin Gildersleeve, Lexi Tinch, Grace Powers and Janelle Fowlie.

“Red on a Rose” by Alan Jackson — Bethany Berry, Brooke Hammond, Hayley Downs, Olivia Hupper and Ashley Pezanowski.

“Silver, Blue and Gold” by Bad Company — Lily McVetty.

“Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” by K.T. Tunstall — Pursuit of Excellence class, including Elena Laustsen, Natasha Shacklett, Willow Grinnell, Ashley Pezanowski, Caroline Keefe, Julianna Haynes and Kacey Montana.

“Pink Cadillac” by Aretha Franklin — Olivia Hupper.

“Where the Green Grass Grows” by Tim McGraw — Jessica Smalley, Kimberly Roman, Amanda Chen and Ireland LeBlanc.

“Purple People Eater” by Big Bopper — Snow Plow and Basic Skills Level 1, including Arianna Cloutier, Ceci Tinch, Katelynn Colbry, Gabrielle Baughmann, Emily Wotton and Richard Rantala.

“Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles — Hayley Downs.

“Mellow Yellow” by Donovan — Basic Skills Levels 5 and 6, including Louisa Klemperer, Emie Wood, Olivia Powers, Lauren Hoppe, Kendall Rantala and Alora Rantala.

“Nights in White Satin” by Moody Blues — Harper Gordon, Kacey Montana and Caroline Keefe.

“Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who — Rose Valentine Hohfeld.

“Red Umbrella” by Faith Hill — Ashley Pezanowski and Natasha Shacklett.

“Back or White” by Michael Jackson — Basic Skills Levels 7 and 8, including Jessica Smalley, Jenna Taylor, Delia Saastamoinen, Brynn Kooyenga, Amanda Chen, Brianna Flynn and Charisse Rantala.

“Black and Gold” by Sam Sparro — Synchronized Skating Team, including Rose Valentine Hohfeld, Elena Laustsen, Willow Grinnell, Ashley Pezanwoski, Caroline Keefe, Jewelia Dickinson, Kacey Montana, Natasha Shacklett, Lily McVetty, Olivia Hupper, Amanda Hoppe, Clelia Sigaud, Karen Poulin, Julie Downs, Sue Haynes, Julianna Haynes and Hayley Downs.

“Colors of the Wind” by Vanessa Williams — Cast of “True Colors.”

Click for more photos from the Skating Club of Maine Coastal Region “True Colors” dress rehearsal.

VillageSoup Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at