Best Roller Skating in Des Moines, Iowa

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If you’re looking for Des Moines roller skating places, there are two excellent rinks you can check out: Skateland and Skate South. Both offer open skate times, birthday parties, concession areas, arcades, and lots more fun!

One of my favorite memories, when I was younger, was heading to Skate West (now closed) to roller skate with friends on a Friday night. Roller skating with friends is still such a great activity for friends to get together and stay active.

Whether you enjoy classic roller skating or inline skating, these rinks will provide everything you and your family need for fun and exercise. Rollerskating also makes a great birthday party!

Check out these great roller skating rinks in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Legs of 4 people in roller skates.


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

Skateland Des Moines offers birthday parties, open skate, arcade games, skate ramps, and more. They also offer cool field trips where kids can learn STEM lessons through roller skating! 

Do you or your kids need to learn how to skate? Skateland offers roller skating lessons through their Skate School.  

Visit the Skateland website for pricing and hours of operation.

Skate South

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

Skate South Des Moines offers a ton of opportunities for a rolling good time – fun DJs, arcade games, adult and youth hockey, open skate and, of course, birthday parties. 

Lace-up the roller skates or roller blades and skate Wednesday night for Half-Price Night. Looking for a unique date night in Des Moines? Enjoy Adult Skate Night. 

Skate South also has an awesome VIP Glow Room – they are known for throwing a fantastic birthday party! 

Check out open skate hours and pricing on the Skate South website.

Des Moines Roller Derby

Love to roller 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.

More Des Moines Skating

kids and adults ice skating

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!