Fred Ingaldson first played organized basketball at Isaac Newton High School from 1948 to 1952. In Ingaldson's senior year he was named outstanding athlete.
Upon graduating, the former Ukrainian Athlete of the Year became an integral part of the Winnipeg Light Infantry, playing in the City Junior League. In Ingaldson's second year with the team, they captured the National Junior Championship.
Ingaldson caught the attention of the Montana State University Bobcats and played there from 1952 to 1956 on an athletic scholarship. Ingaldson was known for his ability to score. He was an All-Conference selection and was heralded as the school's most outstanding basketball player in his graduating year. Ingaldson also enjoyed being part of three straight N.I.A.A. District Championship teams.
Ingaldson returned to Winnipeg after his post-secondary education and capped the 1956-57 campaign as a Dominion Finalist while with the Senior "A" St. Vital Bulldogs. Success followed Ingaldson. In 1957-58, he travelled East to play Senior "A" ball with the Tillsonburg Livingstons, and ended that season with another title as Dominion Finalist.
Ingaldson competed with the Manitoba Basketball team at the first Canada Winter Games in Quebec City in 1967, winning silver along with his teammate and Honoured Member Ken Galanchuck.
During the 1960's Ingaldson started to flourish on the international scene. He wore Canada's colours at the 1960 Rome Olympics, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1968 Mexico Olympics. Between the '64 and '68 Games, Ingaldson had an opportunity to experience what so many other local athletes had an opportunity to experience at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg. He suited up for Canada and competed at the Winnipeg-based 1967 Pan American Games.
He lent a helping hand to a host of basketball teams including the St. Andrew's Super Saints and accompanied the group when it went on a tour of Cuba.
The former Canadian Free Throw Champion took his knowledge and expertise to yet another level - broadcasting. Fred Ingaldson was named to the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983.