Tag Archives: Sports

2019 North American gay ski week calendar

Each January I write about the various ski weeks and weekends that are organized here in New England and North America for those of you who love to take ski vacations. Below I’ve included a handful of such gay ski celebrations. If you enjoy skiing, I’d also like to use this as an opportunity to give a shout out to OutRyders – New England’s largest gay ski club.

Aspen Gay Ski Week: January 13 – 20, 2019
This week long celebration is the biggest and oldest of its kind starting back in 1977 and having grown significantly over the years.

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival: January 20 – 27, 2019
This annual tradition which started in 1992 offers plenty to do and if you are coming from the US at a nice price break with the favorable exchange rate.

Winter Rendezvous at Stowe, VT: January 23 – 27, 2019
This is New England’s largest (and longest running) gay ski week. This year will mark Winter Rendezvous 35th anniversary. Boston’s  gay ski club, OutRyders helps their members organize logistics if you’re interested in this event.

WOW weekend at Sunday River, ME: February 8 – 10, 2019
The Welcoming Committee has created a mini-takeover of the Sunday River Resort for the past six years, even organizing transportation from Boston to make it as easy / convenient as possible for everyone.

Elevation Utah Gay Ski Week at Park City: February 21 – 24, 2019
While Utah isn’t exactly known as the most gay friendly place in America, this will be the 9th anniversary and continues to grow in popularity.

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week: March 13 – 17, 2019
The Elevation Ski Week brand started here at Mammoth Mountain sixteen years ago and attracts mostly a west coast crowd.

Big Gay Jay Weekend at Jay’s Peak, VT: March 22 – 24, 2019 
This weekend trip to southern Vermont is organized for and by New England’s gay ski club The OutRyders.

If there is a gay ski week or weekend celebration I’ve overlooked that you would like to share, please leave the name, date and web link in the comments section so people can learn more.

Caption this photo

gay. sports, ass, rugbyHopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two of your own. Leave a witty or funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“He is MINE!”

Register for the upcoming Provincetown Soccer Classic

gay life in Boston, gay provincetown, ptownThe Provincetown Soccer Classic XXII will take place Columbus Day Weekend with the actual tournament taking place on Sunday, October 7th at Motta Field by the Provincetown Monument.

Tournament events include the Welcome Party, Wigs & Heels Tea Dance, Soccer Balls Dance Party, a full day of soccer, Dinner Banquet, and more. The tournament welcomes all players, 18 and over at all skill levels, genders and sexual orientations. For more information about the tournament and to register see the links shared below.

Provincetown Soccer Classic XXII
October 5 – 8 (tournament day, Sunday, October 7th)
More information and registration

Boston’s gay sports clubs / teams

handsome, hunk, shirtless guyEach September, at the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time.  Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make some new friends, joining one of the many LGBT sports teams and clubs can help you do both.

Some of these teams / leagues are seasonal so take that into account when you reach out.  If sports aren’t your thing check out my accompanying post, Making friends: Boston’s LGBTQ social groups.

Beantown Bowling League

Beantown Softball League

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League

Boston Flag Football

Boston Gay Basketball League

Boston Gay Rowers

Boston Pride Hockey

Boston Strikers Soccer

Boston Ironsides Rugby

Boston Wet Sox (Water Polo)

Cambridge Boston Volleyball Association

Frontrunners: Boston Gay Running Club

Gay Dodgeball League

Gay Kickball League

GURL – Gay Urban Running League

Liquid Assets New England Swimming (LANES)

Monday Night Bowling League

OutRyders: New England’s Gay Ski & Snowboard Club

QuICK – Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub

Stonewall Sports – Billiards 

Tennis 4 All

Varsity Gay League: Kickball

Yankee Cruising Club (Boating)

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog

Gymspiration: US Olympian Chris Mazdzer

handsome, hairy, hunk, athlete, olympianNeed some inspiration to get yourself to the gym this week? Maybe this photo of the handsome US Olympian, Chris Mazdzer can help.

Tennis player Borna Coric is easy on the eyes

ATP tennis player, handsome tennis player CoricMany of you are unlikely to know who Borna Coric is but this past weekend he upset Roger Federer on grass at the Gerry Weber Open in Germany. With that win, the 21 year old Croat saw his ranking jump to just outside the top 20 (ATP ranking 21). His victory over Federer is all the more impressive when you realize that this is only his second title and his first on grass.

The fact that Borna Coric is so easy on the eyes will only continue to endear him to me. I hope that his recent victory over Roger Federer in Germany provides him with the confidence he will need to have a good run at Wimbledon, which officially starts next week on July 2nd.  Until that time enjoy these photos of the handsome 21 year old. coric ATP, croatian tennis player borna coricborna coric is so handsome, Coric ATPYou can bet, I’ll be writing about this guy again. Especially if he keeps winning.

Boston’s gay dodgeball league

gay boston, gay boston sports leaguesEach Tuesday I feature a different LGBTQ club or organization to try and help gay men living in the Boston area connect. This week I wanted to share with you Boston’s gay dodgeball league. Registration for the summer season will open on Saturday, May 12th and there is a slight discount if you register early.

Dodgeball Summer Registration Opens Saturday, May 12

They will host a pick up game that everyone is welcome to on Thursday, June 28th and games will officially start Thursday, July 12. Games will be held on Thursday evenings at the Holland Community Center in Dorchester.

gay boston, gay sports clubs in bostonIf this sounds like something you’d be interested in checking out, I’d encourage you to give the club a closer look. You can find more information online at gaydodgeball.com/boston or on the facebook page, facebook.com/GayDodgeball.

I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.