January 20, 2011 | by Kevin Majoros
Twisting and twirling

MYOB Adventures is offering flying trapeze lessons on two Saturdays in February at the Navy Yard. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Majoros)

Even though the days have been cold and the nights even colder, the local LGBT sports groups are still finding ways to be active.

“Forget fear – Worry about the addiction” is the motto for MYOB Adventures series of flying trapeze lessons at the Navy Yard. The next sessions are scheduled for Feb. 12 and 19. Each session is $80 and is limited to 10 people. Contact kevinmnorris@aol.com for more information.

MYOB Adventures is also offering a snow tubing day trip at Whitetail Ski Resort on Jan. 29. The package will include luxury bus transportation, two hours of snow tubing and lunch. Contact kevinmnorris@aol.com to sign up.

The D.C. Ice Breakers will be joined by the Federal Triangles Soccer Club on Feb. 16 from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Skating is $8 and skate rental is $3. After the skate, join the group at Bailey’s Pub for socializing. Details can be found here.

The D.C. Gay Flag Football League (DCGFFL) has just closed registration for its spring season which begins Feb. 6. The second season registration topped out at a jaw-dropping 180 players. Members play at the Carter Barron fields and you can still get on the wait list at www.dcgffl.org.

Join the Adventuring Outdoors Group for its annual trek to Pennsylvania for the Gettysburg Battlefield Hike on Sunday. The hike through Gettysburg will feature the area northwest of town where the first day’s battle was fought on July 1, 1863, an action ending with a deceptively convincing Rebel triumph that planted the seeds for their ultimate defeat.

Total length of the hike should not exceed 8 miles over gently rolling and potentially icy and/or muddy terrain. Bring beverages, lunch and about $12 for fees. The group will carpool at 9 a.m. from the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station and will be back by dinnertime.  Contact craighowell1@verizon.net for more information.

The Adventuring Outdoors Group is also offering a much shorter hike on Jan. 30. The hike at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is near the Capital Beltway’s American Legion Bridge. Total length of the hike will not exceed 3 miles and will go past the waterfall on Scott’s Run and along the Potomac River as well as up and down the palisades of the Potomac.  Bring beverages, lunch and $3 trip fee as well as fees for non-drivers.  The group will at 10 a.m. at a place to be determined near the Pentagon City Metro to carpool to the site and will return by 3:30 p.m. Contact jcowden@earthlink.net.

The organizers of the Capital Queer Prom will be hosting a Wizards Night Out on Feb. 5 versus the Atlanta Hawks at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32 with $10 of each ticket going to the Capital Queer Prom which helps benefit the Capital Youth Alliance. The after party is at Nellies Sports Bar. Tickets can be purchased here.

Team D.C. is hosting a casino night on Feb. 19 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Buffalo Billiards. Members will be joined by the Washington Wetskins (water polo), Federal Triangles Soccer Club, D.C. Gay Flag Football, District of Columbia Aquatics Club (swimming), D.C. Strokes (rowing), Capital Area Rainbowlers Association (bowling) and the D.C. Ice Breakers (ice skating).

There will be blackjack tables, poker tables and a billiards tournament. Buffalo Billiards is located at Dupont Circle where you will find four 10-foot TV screens, 40 flat screens, seven dart boards, 18 pool tables, nine table shuffleboards, three full bars and lots of great food. Check it out at buffalobilliards.com/dc.

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