An investigation has been launched after a hardcore porn movie was shown on video screens surrounding a children's ice-skating rink.
“Growing up straight in a dominantly homophobic and homosexual sport was hard for me and for them,” he adds.
“I remember my family defending my sexuality before I even understood what sexuality meant.” “I remember being constantly asked, ‘Oh, you’re a figure skater now? ’” At 12, Larcom went to live and train as a pairs skater in Tampa, Florida.
Managers of the city's Rio mall launched an investigation after parents complained and have vowed to punish those responsible.
It is believed that hackers broadcast the porn film in place of the public information messages and advertisements that normally appear on the screens.
Fortunately, there was no sound with the four-minute clip and most children on the ice did not even notice the rude interruption.
The ice rink was installed in the shopping centre as somewhere for parents to leave their children while they shop in peace.
You try to look like you’re Goliath.” Larcom went on to train as a member of Team USA and, in 2001, he won the junior national pairs skating championship.
“I didn’t want people to know about it,” he concedes.
Deep in the iron belt of the northern US state of Minnesota, where boys are raised to be manly men and hockey is holy, Brandon Larcom grew up figure skating.
From the moment he first stepped onto the ice at the age of 3, he had dreamed of becoming the next Wayne Gretzky, but a skull deficiency kept him out of contact sports.
She married the man who made her a champion, coach Doug Chapman. Janet Champion, child skating star and skating coach, was married to Dr. Janet met Lou at the "House of Ice," the rink in San Diego where Janet taught skating. Janet skated every day on the noon public session just for fun; during those sessions, they started ice dancing together.