First Name: Frank
Last Name: Carroll
Sport: Speed Skating
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Pictou
County: Pictou County

Frank Carroll was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia and distinguished himself as Nova Scotia’s top speed skater. Carroll was the Maritime Speed Skating Champion in 1889. The Pictou Amateur Athletic Club was so pleased with his accomplishments that they sent him to Montreal to race against Gordon, a man who had a reputation as the fastest Upper Canadian speed skater. Carroll won the race against Gordon and established a Canadian Speedskating record for the five-mile event. He also won two other events while he was competing in Montreal.

Two years later, Frank defended his Canadian championship in Montreal by once again winning the five-mile contest and establishing another Canadian record in the quarter-mile race. Carroll was once again declared the Canadian Speed Skating Champion from 1890 to 1891.

Although Carroll was known for his speed skating, he was also an avid competitor in running, jumping, pole-vaulting, and shot putting. He loved the open air and was an excellent fisherman and huntsman. Frank Carroll was referred to as “one of the finest athletes in the province,” and he had a “wholesome, manly nature which attracted friendship and won respect.” Frank Carroll passed away at the age of 58 and is one of the Original Sport Hall of Fame Inductees.


• Maritime Speed Skating Champion in 1889
• Established Canadian record for 5 mile event
• Established Canadian record in quarter mile event
• Candian Speed Skating Champion, 1890-91