GREAT SKATING IN OHIO: A veritable history of skating and skaters from Ohio, and (eventually) a list of great skaters from Ohio who have made their place in history by making it to the podium, or by doing amazing things for the sport of skating or a fellow skater. If you have something or someone you would like included on this page, please email us! We'd love to hear about it!

Send your suggestions or biographies to Thank you!

If you're wondering where to get your own copy of "The Tommy Chronicles", you can order a copy on amazon.
Cover image of The Tommy Chronicles

We also found this wonderful "In Memory of our USARS Loved Ones" facebook page.
  • TOM SOMMERS, A coach and skater from Northeast Ohio, who passed away on Sept 30th, 2011. Thank you for helping us to honor his memory. <3
  • Luna Lovewood, "Niki Vodraska, a sweet girl who loved drawing, styling hair, and spending time with her friends and family. She also loved roller derby. At the Burning River Roller Girls, we knew Niki as Luna Lovewound, #329, one of our newer recruits and a member of the Pyromaniacs. "
  • Our condolences to the Roller Hutt family: SOPHIE DLUGOKECKI (nee Oberstar). Beloved wife of the late Richard; dearest mother of Darla Carlson (John), Craig (Linda) and Richard (Junetta); devoted grandmother of Jason, Anders, Judith, Justin, Sarah, Corey and Reilly; dear sister of Mickie Wolf and the following deceased Frank, Judy, Chris, Larry and Alice Oberstar. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM Saturday April 21 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS. (at Lander rd.) Friday 2-5 pm.

Subpages (1): TOMMY SOMMERS 1931-2011