Erroll Canute Fraser
(July 30, 1950 – December 24, 2002) was an ice speed skater
from the US Virgin Islands
, who represented his native country in at the 1984 Winter Olympics
. There he finished in 40th (500 m) and 42nd place (1.000 m), in the nation's first ever appearance at the Winter Olympics
Fraser is believed to be the only black speed skater in the twentieth century to compete at the Winter Games. The first black speed skater to win an Olympic medal was Shani Davis in 2006.