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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Stack (1906-1987)

Speed skater.

Born in Winnipeg, he won the western indoor speed-skating championship in Chicago in 1929. He set many records in the 1930s, including one for five miles which stood for years. He won bronze at the 1935 Olympics, then sat out the 1936 games. He finished fifth at the Olympics in Switzerland in 1948. He coached the 1960 Canadian Olympic speed-skating team. He was awarded the Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1973, became a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1974, and a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.

He is commemorated by Stack Street in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 12 December 2008

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