Over 160 Organists of Roller Rinks
Past and Present

A - B - C    D - E - F    G - H - I    J - K - L    M - N - O    P - Q - R
S - T - U    V - W - X - Y - Z


The History of Organ Music & Skating

Many of the "History, Biography & Kind Words" links also have a sample of the organist's music to enjoy while reading!



A - B - C

• Adamson, Joe[19]
Kimberton, Pennsylvania, Pike, Ringing Rocks


• Alamed, Edward[4]
Babb's, Congamond Lakes, W Suffield, Connecticut (1970's)
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• Arnish, Fred - RIP 2010
North Avenue Rollerway in Melrose Park Illinois
Norridge Axle Roller Rink
Hub Roller Rink
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• Arsenault, Jimmy
Long Beach Skateland, Stratford, Connecticut
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• Aucoin, Benny - RIP 1964
Bal-A-Roue, Massachusetts (1953 - 1964)
Co-Ed Rollerdrome, Massachusetts (early 1950's)
Southgate Rollerdrome, Seattle (1945)
Chez Vous Rollaway, Dorchester, Massachusetts
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• Baker, Jerry
No rinks, recordings only. (1960's)


• Baldwin, Ronnie
Caln, Pennsylvania & Holiday, New Jersey[19]
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• Bayne, Fredric
Rollercade, Toledo, Ohio (1945)
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• Bederka, Frank RIP 1912 - 1981
Boulevard Arena, Bayonne, New Jersey


• Bergin, Fred RIP 1904 - 1987
Fred Bergin was the founder of Rinx Records which he started in 1950 out of Denver Colorado.
During the 1950's & 60's he hired various organists to record for him.
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• Bergin, Mary[11]
Bal-A-Roue, Medford, Massachusetts
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• Berry, Leon C RIP
Played for many rinks in the Chicago area.
Including: The HUB (1950-1967); Arcadia at Melrose & Broadway; Orbit, Palatine.
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• Bertasso, Mr.
Newdens Rollarama, Schenectady, New York


• Bice, Russell
Mammoth Garden, Denver, Colorado
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• Billy ?
THE (Riverside) ROLLAWAY, Agawam, Massachusetts


• Blunk, Bill RIP 1924-2003
Oaks Park Skating Rink, Portland, Oregon
Viking Roller Rink, Astoria, Oregon (1960's)
Wigwam Skating Rink, Terra Haute
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• Boyce, Jimmy
Alexandria Roller Rink, Alexandria, Virginia
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• Brackett, George[10]
Skateland, Haverhill, Massachusetts


• Briggs, Joe
Tommy's Roller Palace, Rochester, New York[1]


• Broglio, Rich
Brookpark Skateland, Cleveland, Ohio[13]
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• Brooks, Lonnie
Fantasy Skating Center, Reading, Pennsylvania[13]
Mt. Gretna Roller Rink, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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• Brown, Ralph
Sportsman's Hall, Maryland[13]
Holiday Skating Center, Delanco, New Jersey[13]
USARS Nationals
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• Buck, Eddie
Empire Rollerdrome, Brooklyn, New York (1948)


• Butterfield, Bud
Great Leopard, Chester, Pennsylvania


• Cangelosi, Dominic
Moonlight Rollerway, Glendale, California (1960's - Current)
Owns and operates Moonlight Rollerway, Rinx Records & played for Nationals for decades!
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• Caro, Jimmy
Rinx Records Organist
Skateland, Denver, Colorado (1955)



• Chapman, Eva Mae
Berthana Roller Rink, Ogden, Utah (1945)
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• Chisano, Mike
Newdens Rollarama, Schenectady, New York


• Cicero, Edna - RIP 2018
Cicero's Crystal Ball, Ebensburg, PA (1949)
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• Cirillo, Paul
The Rollaway, Riverside Park, Agawam, Massachusetts
Babb's, Congamond Lakes, W Suffield, Connecticut


• Clark, Bill
Owned & operated C C Skate Ranch, Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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• Clemens, Mike
Lorain Skateworld, Lorain, Ohio - Currently (2019) the Sunday Organist.[19]
Skateland, Brookpark, Ohio - Will not reopen after a September 2018 fire.
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• Collins, Kathy Long
Mt. Gretna Roller Rink, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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• Coreora, Fred
Hoffman's Skateland, Albany, New York


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D - E - F

• Daniels, Steve
SpinNations Roller RInk, Port Richey, Florida
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• Day, Ted
Orbit Skate Center, 615 S Consumers Ave, Palatine, Illinois (1972 Grand Opening)


• Dee, Larry
Shore Roller Drome, Neptune, New Jersey


• Deluca, Al[20]
Wheels in Motion, Wharton/Dover/Morris County, New Jersey


• DeSanti, Carl
Orbit Skate Center, Palatine, Illinois
Aurora Skate Center, Aurora, Illinois
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• Desharnais, Bill[10]
Skateland, Haverhill, Massachusetts


• Devito, Andy[6,7]
Many rinks including:
Park Circle Roller Rink, Brooklyn & Wal-Cliffe, Elmont, Long Island, Hillside Rollerdrome (mid 1960's) & South Amboy Arena, New Jersey (1971)
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• DiAngelo, Mark[19]
Elsmere, Delaware


• Diener, Don
Mt. Gretna Roller Rink, Lebanon, Pennsylvania


• Dumic, Marty
Played sessions at many rinks in PA, OH, NJ, NY, FL, since 1968. Also plays at championships.
Even in Massachusetts in 2018!
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• Erickson, Lloyd
Babb's, Congamond Lakes, W Suffield, Connecticut (1970's)
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• Faks, Nevin "Buddy"
Rainbow Rollerland, Keeaumoku St, Honolulu, Hawaii (1950's)
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• Fellows, Bill
Long Beach Skateland, Stratford, Connecticut
The Rink, Montvale, New Jersey(13)
United Skates of America, Woodbridge, New Jersey(13)
Also plays at championships.
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• Flynn, John
BAL-A-ROUE, Medford, Massachusetts (1970)


• Fortune, Keith
Oaks Park Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon(13)
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• Freeman, Bobby
Brookpark Skateland
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• French, Don
Tacoma Roller Bowl, Tacoma, Washington (1952) (Tripple keyboard pipe organ)


• Fridinger, Corey
Route 100 / RollerMotion, Macungie, Pennsylvania(13)
Sportsman's Hall, Maryland(13)
Carlin's Park Rink, Baltimore, Maryland(13)
North Point Rollarena (1966-1974)(13)
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G - H - I

• Gagnon, Paul L. - RIP 1998
1974 Northeast Regional Hall of Fame
Operator: Whalom Park, Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1968 - 1983)
Coach: Hi-Hat, Lowell & Whalom Park, Fitchburg & Wal-Lex, Waltham & Bal-A-Roue, Medford, Massachusetts
& Roller World, Saugus, Massachusetts
Organist: Many Northeast championships
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• Garlick, Arthur - RIP
Hi-Hat Roll-A-Way, Lowell, Massachusetts


• Gaudy, Mary RIP
Empire Rollerdrome, Park Circle & Fordham Roller Palace, New York
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• Gerlack, Marc
Oaks Park Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon
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• Gledhill, Jeff
Hollywood RollerBowl (Original Location) , 1451 N Bronson Ave, Hollywood, California (1941)
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• Gower, Eddie[19]
Fantasy, Holiday, New Jersey


• Glick, George[19]
Rocky Springs


• Green, Wayne[19]
Hagy's Fountainblu, Pennsylvania, Red Bridge, Leonard's


• Greer, Jack
Spinnations, Port Richey, Florida(13)


• Grosnick, Paul
North Avenue Skate Center
Orbit Skate Center
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• Haddox, Bob
Levittown, Levittown, New York


• Harvey, Dennis[20]
Lombard Roller Skating Rink, Lombard, IL


• Harwood, Len
Great Leopard Roller Rink, Chester, Pennsylvania (1941)
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• Heine, Bill
Concord Roller Skating RInk, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania (1966-68)[17]
Riverside Rink[17]
Rainbow Rink in Carlisle, Pennsylvania[17]
CC&M Skate Ranch[17]
Capital Rink, Trenton, New Jersey[17]
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• Heiser, Nancy[19]
Kimberton, Pennsylvania


• Hill, Herman
Merryland Roller Rink, Glasgow, Delaware (1948)


• Hillner, Jr., Charles[10]
Skateland, Haverhill, Massachusetts


• Holleman, Owen "Bill" (1915 - 1995 RIP)
Played many rinks around Michigan & the Great Lakes region


• Holloran, Tim A.
Various rinks
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• Holstein, Loretta Mulart
Oaks Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon (1957)
Imperial Skating Rink, Portland, Oregon (1958 to 1963/4)
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• Hopton, Tommy
Rollercade, Cleveland, Ohio
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J - K - L

• Jane, Mary
Mammoth Garden, Denver, Colorado
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• Johnson, Roger
THE (Riverside) ROLLAWAY, Agawam, Massachusetts

• Jorgensen, Jerry
Oaks Park Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon
Imperial Rink, Portland, Oregon
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• Kearns, Hal
Wal-Cliffe Rollerdrome, Elmont, New York (1939)
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• Kiefer, Bobby
Bay Shore Roller Rink, Bay Shore, Long Island, New York

• Kozicky, Bill
Brookwood Roller Rink, Route 62, Salem, Ohio
Organist: 1949 - 1959
Manager: 1958 - 1959


• Kunkel, Tim[19]
Fantasy


• Lacks, Marty
Park Circle Roller Rink, Brooklyn & Wal-Cliffe, Elmont, Long Island, New York

• Lake, Allen[19]
Roll R Way East, Roll R Way West, Hagy's Fountainblu, Pennsylvania


• LaMay, Lionel
Riverside Arena, 36635 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI
Owner and organist - Sample from Christmas 2018
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• Lape, Clark
Willoughby Rollerbowl, Euclid Ave., Willoughby, Ohio (1941)



• Laskey, Tim
Tim Laskey Roller Dance Music, Colusa, California
"Organist and competitor"
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• Lee, Hal
THE (Riverside) ROLLAWAY, Agawam, Massachusetts (1940-1950s)


• Lehman, Hayden[19]
Mt. Gretna Roller Rink, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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• Lemire, Dean
Oaks Park Roller RInk, Portland, Oregon
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• Little, Laverne
Ridge Rink, 85th St. at Fremont, Seattle, Washington (1967)
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• Lockwood, Elliot RIP 1934 - 2019
Webster Square Ice Skating and Roller Rink, Worcester, Massachusetts
Rialto Roller RInk, Springfield, Massachusetts
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• Long, Ray - RIP
Mount Gretna Roller Rink, Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania (1966 - 2009)
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• Losinger, George
Endwell Rollarena, Endwell, New York (1982)

• Lowe, David
Popular UK ice rink organist in the 70s & 80's & recordings used for roller competitions.
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M - N - O

• Maresco, Sonny[15]
Sonny Maresco played at many rinks, including:
The Great Leopard, Chester, Pennsylvania
Spinning Wheels, Concord, Pennsylvania
Holiday, Delran, New Jersey
Skate Arena, Lakewood, New Jersey (1980's)
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• Markwell, Frank[18]
Skateland at the Beach, San Francisco, California (Grand Opening Jan 27, 1947)



• Martin, Jimmy
Roll-Land, Norwood, Massachusetts (1960's)


• Martin, Penny
Riverside Stadium, Washington, DC
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• Mattis, Donna[3]
Bedford Grove, So. Bedford, New Hampshire


• McCabe, Allan[12]
The Lexington, The Chateau, Neville Island Rollerdrome & Ardmore Roller Palace, PA (1940's - 1980's)



• McClelland, William "Buss"
Oaks Park Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon
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• McFadden, Shirley[15]
The Great Leopard Roller Rink, Chester, Pennsylvania (1950's)
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• McGown, Todd[19]
Kimberton, Caln, Mt Gretna, Fantasy, Hagy's Fountainblu, Pennsylvania


• McKay, Jim
Lansing Rollerdrome, River Street, Lansing, Michigan (1955)
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• McKeller, Phil
Westview Skateland, Columbus, Ohio



• McKenzie, Dorace
Falls Arena, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1938)
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• Mellert, Billy RIP
Skateland, Cleveland, Ohio (1945)
Roller Palace, Mayfield Heights, Ohio (1960's?)
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• Miller, Ron[19]
Emaus


• Mixon, Mike[19]
Merryland, Spinning Wheels


• Monty, Nick RIP 1966
Queens Roller Rink, Rego Park, New York (1939 - 1954)
Wal-Cliffe Rollerdrome, Elmont, New York (1954 - 1966)
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• Montgomery, Luella
Hippodrome, Nashville, Tennesee (1940)
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• Morgan, Jim
Hartford Skating Palace, Connecticut


• Mosca, Anthony J.
Long Beach Skateland, Stratford, Connecticut


• Moyer, Doug
• Former Skating Rink Owner & Figure Skating Coach
Semoran Skateway, Casselberry, Florida
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• Muir, Shawn
Florida
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• Murdoch, Bill
Hartford Skating Palace, Connecticut


• Neill, Johnny
Rinx Records Organist


• Neumann, Earl
Rollercade
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• Nicollni, Johnny
Hartford Skating Palace, Connecticut


• O'Keefe, John
Oak Lawn Roller Rink, Oak Lawn, Illinois (1988 - 1994)
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• Oliver, Eved
Redondo Skating Arena, Redondo, Washington (1948)
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• O'Mara, Pat[1]
Depew Roller Rink, Depew, New York


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P - Q - R

• Padden, Dan
Scooter's Rink in Marlton, New Jersey[13]

• Paden, David
Skaters Choice, New Jersey[15]
Concord Roller Skating RInk, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania[16]
Cornwells Skating Center, Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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• Patten, Margie
Roll-Land, Norwood, Massachusetts
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• Pellico, Frank
Tinley Park Roller Rink, Tinley Park, Ill (1968)
Aurora Skate Center, Aurora Illinois[13]
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• Picher, Frank
Bal-A-Roue, Medford, Massachusetts (1940's & 1950's)[8]
Winter Garden
Chez Vous



• Pine, Bob[20]
Skatedium Roller Skating Rink, Saint Paul, MN


• Poole, Eileen - RIP 2007
Many rinks including: Tommy's (late 1960s), Skate Haven (1970s), Levittown & Bayshore New York
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• Powell, Bobby
Maple Grove, Casino, Roll R Way York, Roll R Way East, Fountainblu Arena, Pennsylvania
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• Powers, John[9] - RIP
Roll-Land, Norwood, Massachusetts (1960's)



• Putnum, Alice
Skateland Roller Rink, Klamath Falls, Oregon (1948)
Poole's Rollerdrome, Klamath Falls, Oregon (1941)
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• Reed, Phil
Mineola, Long Island, Mineola, New York (1958)
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• Robbins, Emory
Former Great Lakes area organist.


• Root, Isobel RIP 1955
Dearborn Rollerdrome, Dearborn, Michigan (1950 - 1955)
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• Rosko, Dean
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• Ross, Audrey
The Arena, St Louis, MO (1946)
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• Ross, Kenny[19]
Carlin's, North Point Rollerena


• Rowe, Billy
New Riverdale / Riverdale Roller World, Warwick, Rhode Island

• Rowe, Frank
Sholes Roller Rink, Hillsgrove, Rhode Island

• Ruschka, George
Cook's Roller Rink, Spokane, Washington (1941)
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• Russell, Gary
Oaks Park Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon
Pop Browns' Imperial Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon
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S - T - U

• Salzarulo, Tony - RIP 2001
Broyles Arena, Pittsfield, Massachusetts (1952)



• Schultz, Marian
Mammoth Garden, Denver, Colorado
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• Sharp, Johnny
Northeastern Ohio roller rinks from 1971 to 2007[13]
Music can be found at ROLLERrewind on YouTube.
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• Simmons, Don - RIP 1985
Oaks Park Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon (1962 - 1985)
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• Skubish, Joe
North Avenue Rollerway, Melrose Park, IL
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• Smallwood, Jack
Holland's Skateland in Pyramid Mosque, Bridgeport, Connecticut (1946)

• Smith, Bobby[19]
Spinning Wheels, Pennsylvania


• Smith, Fred
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York (1948)

• Smith, George
Owns Hammond Dealership in Anderson, Indiana & plays special events.
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• Stanley, Walt
Newdens Rollarama, Schenectady, New York

• Steele, Naomi
Latrobe Roller Garden, Latrobe, Pennsylvania (1952)
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• Stein, Edwin
Quad City Roller RInk, Illinois
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• Steinbinder, Randy
Fountainblu Arena, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Rollercade, Barbertown, Ohio[20]
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• Strong, Bob
Gold Coast Roller RInk, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1985)


• Tallman, Tony
The Elm Roller Rink
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• Tatman, Gary
Merryland Roller Rink, Glasgow, Delaware (1959 until it closed, April 1988)
"I was off from 1974 to 1975 due to increased responsibilities at my other (day) job, During that time, Mike Mixon played." -Gary Tatman


• Teague, Cecil
Imperial Roller Rink, Portland, Oregon (1940's)


• Trifiro, Barbara
Concord Roller Skating RInk, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania (mid 1970's)[16]


• Tullis, Mahon
Rolladium Skating Rink, Seattle, Washington (1959)


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V - W - X - Y - Z

• Van Kueren, Gordon
Merryland Roller Rink, Glasgow, Delaware (1953)


• Van Pelt, Bill
Ches-A-Rena Roller Rink, Cheswick, Pennsylvania (1959)
Neville Island Rollerdrome (1982)
and many Pittsburgh area roller rinks



• Viscuso, Nick[13]
Fantasy Skating Center, Reading, Pennsylvania - (2019)[19]
Skate Reflections, Kissimee, Florida
Caln Roller Rink
Fountainblu Arena, Harrisburg
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• Wambolt, Bob[2]
Wal-Lex Rollerway, Waltham, Massachusetts
Silver City Skateland, Massachusetts

• Wayne, Russ[19]
Fairfield Roller Rink, Lancaster, Ohio

• Weeden, Bobbie[5]
Mineola, Long Island, Mineola, New York

• Weldy, Ray[1]
Skate Haven, Lackawanna, New York

• West, Bob
Park Circle, Brooklyn, New York (1940)

• White, Lee
Rinx Records Organist
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• Whittington, Don[1]
Tommy's Roller Palace, Rochester, New York
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• Wiesner, John[20]
Rollarama, Rotterdam/Schenectady, New York


• Willet, Johnnie
The Great Leopard Roller Rink, Chester, Pennsylvania (1950's)


• Witmer, Joyce[19]
Rocky Springs, Overlook, Pennsylvania


• Yeagley, Eddie[19]
Rocky Springs, Overlook, Pennsylvania


• Zinni, Joe
The Rollerena, Framingham, Massachusetts (1956)[1])
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• Zitkovic, Tom[14]
Brunswick Skate Station, Brunswick, Ohio[20]
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• Zopfi, Bill
Rollercade, Toledo, Ohio
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