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.
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!
- Brenton Skating Plaza in Downtown Des Moines
- The RecPlex, a new complex full of fun in West Des Moines
- Lauridsen Skatepark, a new skatepark along the Des Moines River that welcomed the Dew Tour in the summer of 2021