‘The next generation’ of Iowa skaters are carving out a community in the nation’s largest skatepark

On any sunny afternoon, the Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines is filled with locals and out-of-towners, amateurs and pros, teens and 20-somethings. And right along with them, you’ll find the Subsect Kids Skate Crew, a group of skaters who […]

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Photo Gallery: Skate DSM hosts ollies and kick flips for cancer patients

Skate DSM hosted the Grind for Life Series (GFL Series) at Lauridsen Skatepark on Saturday, May 13. All ages and all skill levels competed against each other to win the street and bowl competitions while also helping the Grind for […]

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As Iowa skate culture swells, Skate DSM is giving away 500 skateboards and helmets to local kids

Students pre-K through 8th grade can nab a free, brand-new skateboard and helmet through a new initiative from Skate DSM. “One of the biggest goals of Skate DSM is to really get more kids on skateboards,” said organization president Norm […]

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