Jean-Marie Leduc is the world’s foremost authority on skates. His impressive collection has been featured in exhibits at the Canadian Museum of History, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. His reputation within the skating community precedes him, as he has worked with Speed Skating Canada and the Hockey Hall of Fame in identifying and preserving historical skates. The father of a Canadian champion speed skater, Leduc was the in-arena announcer for numerous elite short-track speed skating competitions, including at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.
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