Cedar Rapids native and Olympic figure skater Timothy LeDuc is returning to their hometown and will hold a clinic at the same building where they learned to skate.

LeDuc and skating partner Ashley Cain-Gribble have been working together since 2016. The pair have won multiple championships and skated at the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Bejing. LeDuc also made history as the first non-binary athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics. LeDuc and Cain-Gribble retired from competitive skating this past spring. The free time will allow LeDuc to return to Cedar Rapids and host a skating clinic at Imon Ice Arena on Friday, August 26th.

According to a press release, the clinic will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday evening. The cost is $50 per person and has to be paid prior to the event. You can register for the event HERE. In the press release, LeDuc stated that they are happy to be back in Cedar Rapids.

My Olympic journey started in the Learn To Skate program at the ImOn Ice Arena and I’m so excited for the opportunity to be on this ice working with these skaters. It’s always inspiring for me to skate here, and I look forward to passing that inspiration on to the next generation of skaters.

According to the Des Moines Register, LeDuc fell in love with skating while watching the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City at the age of 12. Just a few months later, their parents signed them up for the Learn to Skate program. From floppy rental skates to an Olympian. Not bad for a kid from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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