The LGBT sports community in D.C. continues to serve up a full plate of activities for the cold weather season. Here are some early winter events.
The Ski Bums will be at Nellies Sports Bar tonight for the Blizzard Bash. Find out about all the local and national trips scheduled for the 2012 season. The skiers and snowboarders will be mingling, playing games and competing for prizes starting at 8 p.m. More info is at ski-bums.org.
Congratulations to the D.C. Gay Flag Football League for another successful season as the Great Whites won the league Superbowl. The footballers have been everywhere lately promoting their Shirts and Skins calendar and also recently turned up in a Hugo Boss print advertisement. Stays tuned for details on the spring football league or check them out atdcgffl.org.
The League of Women Bowlers is starting up a new league at AMF Lanes in College Park on Tuesday nights at 7. Contact CC Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org. All skill levels are welcome. More information on the group is at leagueofwomenbowlers.org.
Team D.C. is hosting a Casino Night on Saturday at Buffalo Billiards at 8 p.m. A $10 entry fee gets you chips to play Texas Hold’em Poker and Blackjack. Redeem your chip winnings for great raffle prizes. Proceeds from the evening benefit the participating sports clubs.
Team D.C. is also hosting the first ever Night Out at the Capitals on Dec. 3 as the Washington Capitals take on the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. There are a limited amount of tickets available as the remainder of the season is practically sold out. Contact the group at teamdc.org for information.
The D.C. Sentinels basketball team is selling raffle tickets with a drawing for prizes to be held at their Christmas party on Dec. 8 at Black Fox Lounge. Proceeds from the event will help fund the globetrotting team. Go to teamdcbasketball.org.
Congratulations to the Washington Renegades rugby football club as their Reds squad went to Dallas over the Halloween weekend and won Hellfest going 5-0 for the day. They wrap up the current season this weekend with matches against the Quantico Hooligans. Photos from Hellfest are at dcrugby.com.
The Capital City Volleyball Club is hosting the President’s Queer Cup Classic II on Nov. 26-27 at the University of Maryland. They are expecting 40 teams from across North America. Single players can be matched to teams by going to ccvclub.org.
Lambda DanceSport is offering classes every Wednesday and Sunday at the Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall near DuPont Circle. Start your training for the next Gay Games or just enjoy some Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Two Step classes. You can also join them for Accion de Gracias en DuPont Milonga at the same venue on Nov. 24 (yes, Thanksgiving night). Tango lessons will run from 8-10 p.m. and then dance until 1 a.m. to the sounds of DJ David Liu. There is an $8 admission fee and details are at dancesportdupont.com.
The Adventuring Outdoors Group is offering up two options for Saturday.
The Virginia Hunt Country Bike Ride is a 34-mile ride over moderately hilly terrain through the towns of The Plains, Middleburg, Rectortown and Marshall. Riders are asked to pack a lunch and beverage and meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot on Army Navy Drive across the street from Macy’s in Pentagon City. The lead rider is Jerry at email@example.com.
The C&O Canal at Swain’s Lock Hike should be an easy trek for first timers. The hike starts at Swain’s Lock and heads upstream, passing the water intake station with concrete maps of the Potomac River basin. Hikers should bring a lunch, beverage, bug spray and $6 for transportation fees. They will meet at the top of the escalators at the Crystal City Metro station at 9 a.m. The trip leader is Don at firstname.lastname@example.org.