Jeff Lukasik, the son of former Dupont residents Jack Lukasik and Regina Kosik Lukasik, has been selected as a figure skating judge at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Lukasik is one of four judges chosen by Canada, based on training, leadership and experience in judging, as well as being qualified, as required, by the International Skating Union.
Jeff and his sister, Karen, were born in Ithaca, New York, but a job transfer for their father necessitated a move to southern Ontario, where they resided for 32 years. Both children were educated in Canada. Karen is a family physician, now residing in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and Jeff has a doctorate in geology and lives in Oslo, Norway, where he works as a project manager for world exploration for the Norwegian oil company Statoil.
Having spent most of his life there, Jeff became a Canadian citizen and is proud to represent Canada at many international figure skating events.
He was a competitive skater until he was 16, when an ankle injury terminated his skating career. He then turned to judging as an avocation, and has more than 30 years experience. He has judged skating in many countries, including China, Japan, Mexico and Slovenia, as well as the United States and Canada.