As part of 2015 International Day of People with Disability, dozens of people Scope supports hit the ice.
In both manual and electric wheelchairs, they shared the ice with 20-year-old Olympic figure skater Brooklee Hun inside the fully-accessible O’Brien Group Arena at Melbourne’s Docklands.
Ice Sports Victoria President Pam Cavanagh ensured there was a solid representation of sports people as volunteers for the Bank of Melbourne supported event.
“Ice Sports Victoria needed to be more inclusive and to teach the other sports about inclusiveness,” she said.
“We decided to get each sport to send a couple of volunteers – we’ve got representatives from figure skating, speed skating, curling and ice hockey. The hope is they’ll take the messages from days like today and teach the other young athletes coming through.”