Binky’s Blog: More than 15 years ago, a young Pennsylvania boy laced up a pair of ice skates and taught himself how to glide among the remains of cornstalks on the frozen Amish-country fields behind his house.

On Friday—three national titles, two Olympics, and one World medal later—he returned home to be honored with the very first “Johnny Weir WinterPride Award,” presented by the Office of the Mayor on behalf of the City of Philadelphia.

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