Places to Skate in Des Moines, Iowa

Roller Skating in Des Moines, Iowa

There are a couple of great roller skating rinks in Des Moines, Iowa. One of my favorite memories, when I was younger, was heading to the Skate West to roller skate with friends on a Friday night. Whether it is roller skating or inline skating, you surely can find somewhere to have some fun. Rollerskating also makes a great birthday party.


5621 Meredith Drive, Des Moines; 515-251-7655

Skateland offers a ton of fun all week long. Birthday parties, open skate, arcade games, skate ramp, and more. A good time for the entire family. Not sure how to skate? Skateland offers Skate School. Visit their website for prices and times.

Skate South

10494 County Line Road, Des Moines; 515-285-6037

Skate South offers a ton of opportunities to roll around the roller rink. Lace-up the roller skates or roller blades and skate Wednesday night for Half-Price Night, or if you are an adult enjoy Adult Skate Night various days during the month. They offer an awesome Glow Party room, arcade games, adult hockey, and youth hockey. Check out open skate hours and prices on their website.

Des Moines Roller Derby

Love to skate? Looking for a new hobby? Or maybe you are a career skater, join the Des Moines Roller Derby! All genders and skill levels are welcome to skate. Learn more about this fun opportunity on the Des Moines Roller Derby website.

Other Places to Skate

Indoor roller skating is great to burn off energy indoors, but do not forget about all the amazing places to ice skate outdoors or indoors too!

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!