New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup surprised fans by announcing his engagement to boyfriend Saul Carrasco on Instagram.
Skjellerup, who competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and has become an outspoken advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, shared the following image on his Instagram account:
"Sunset over #Cleveland with my fiancé," Skjellerup wrote.
On Aug. 10, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Skjellerup, who moved to New York in February and was in Cleveland for Gay Games 9, and Carrasco are tentatively planning a 2015 wedding in Hawaii.
Carrasco is a fashion stylist and blogger for Trend Styled.