Carole Keyes

Category

Athlete

Sport

Luge

Hometown

Woodstock

Year Inducted

1995

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Carole Keyes

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

At the age of 17 Carole Keyes moved from Woodstock to Montreal where she pursued university studies in athletic therapy.On weekends and holidays, she commuted to Lake Placid to master the injury-defying science of “luge.” The results?Between 1975 and 1984 she competed as a member of Canada’s National Luge Team in six National, North American and World Championships; and in three Winter Olympic Games.Between 1985 and 1988, she served as the National Team coach at two more World Championships and the Calgary Olympics.In her “spare” time, she served as athletic therapist to Canada’s Women’s Basketball Team in Pan-American, World Student, and Olympic competitions. Her province of birth and early education is proud to claim this most Olympian of athletes as one of its very own. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3rd, 1995.

Quick Facts

  • Member of the National Luge Team from 1974-84 

  • Competed in Singles event at Winter Olympic Games in 1976, 1980 and 1984 

  • Competed in World Luge Championships in 1977 and 1979 

  • National Singles Champion in 1975-76; North American champion in 1977 and 1979 

  • Became head coach of the National Luge Team following the 1984 Olympics 

  • Served as the chief athletic therapist for the Women’s National Basketball Team from 1980-84