In Memory of Delores Dunn 1936 2017

Nov. 05, 2017, 3:26 p.m. (ET)



January 8, 1936 - November 3, 2017



We mourn the loss of Dolores Dunn, a long-time coach and rink operator.  With the loving daily care of her husband Omar for the past 16 years, she left this world on November 3, 2017.  Moving from Texas as roller skating teachers in the late 1950’s, they later purchased Skateland in Bakersfield. The rink was highly successful, home to many and their coaching abilities widely respected. 

Dolores and Omar were inducted into the USA Roller Sports Coaching Hall of Fame in 1993, having coached members of numerous World and Pan American Teams.  Respected as clinic leaders, they developed scores of National Champions from the youngest ages through Senior throughout the entire range of artistic skating.  In 1995, Dolores was the Coach of the Pan American Artistic Team that competed in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

She is survived by her husband Omar, their two daughters Natalie and Leslie and their families and friends.  She will be missed.