About Skate DSM

Skate DSM is a volunteer-led 501c3 nonprofit organization. We formed the organization in 2018 with the primary goal of growing and supporting the skateboarding community in Des Moines. Since then we have launched several programs to achieve these goals. Our Push Start clinics introduce kids to skateboarding by teaching them the fundamentals. The Get on Board project will provide skateboards and helmets to hundreds of kids in the metro. We also host events like the Des Moines Streetstyle Open throughout the metro to keep the community stoked on skateboarding.


The annual Dew Tour pro skateboard competition and festival – powered by MTN DEW® – will return to Des Moines, Iowa on July 29 and 30 at Lauridsen Skatepark for the second consecutive year. The event will be a finals only skateboard competition featuring the very best skaters from across the globe, as well as a two-day festival with activities for all ages.

What We’re Up To…

There is so much you can get involved with

See what events are coming up, we have clinics, contests, and camps already scheduled for this summer and fall. If you live in the Des Moines area and want to start skateboarding but don’t have a skateboard or helmet, check out our Get on Board project. We rely on the generosity of supporters to continue to provide great programming for the DSM skate community, help us continue our work by making a contribution today.


    Des Moines, IA – On Thursday morning at Subsect Skate Shop in Des Moines’ East Village, Skate DSM launched a new program to hand out 500 free, quality skateboards to Des Moines-area kids grades K-8. The program, called the “Get on Board Project,” will award each qualifying student a new skateboard, helmet and skateboarding instruction.

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