Gay Games 9 supporters and ice skating
enthusiasts braved the winter chill February 21 for a
skating preview with Franklyn Singley and friends at the Wade Oval ice rink in Cleveland's
44, is an ice dancing and figure skating coach and choreographer.
He won gold and silver medals at Gay Games 8 in Cologne,
Germany in 2010 and a gold medal at Gay Games 7 in Chicago
An open skate followed the performance,
which provided skate rentals and was free to the public.
Participation in Gay Games 9, set
for August 9-16 in Cleveland and Akron, is open to all
adults regardless of sexual orientation or athletic ability.
The Games will feature over 35 sport competitions, two
cultural events, a Festival Village, parties and more.
General registration, required of all participants, ends
May 31. It includes participation in opening and closing
ceremonies, a participant medal and bag, plus transportation
to events throughout the week of the Games and other related
benefits. For more information, go to www.2014gaygames.com/.
Photo by Matt Cordish