Developing and implementing programming for Skateparks across the DSM metro, including the Lauridsen Skatepark, are the core function of Skate DSM. Programs are designed to benefit the local skateboard community.

Clinics & Camps

We host summer skate camps and regular clinics with local skate “counselors” to teach beginner skaters how to get started and to teach intermediate skaters how to progress.

Regional Competitions

Skate DSM hosts local and regional competitions at the Lauridsen Skatepark to give Des Moines area skateboarders a chance to compete and get recognized.

National Events

Skate DSM works with area partners like Catch Des Moines to bring national events to the Lauridsen Skatepark to highlight Des Moines skateboarders and our great city on a national stage.