Opening on May 22, 2021, the Lauridsen Skatepark will be one of the largest open parks in the nation. The skatepark is centrally located at Principal Riverwalk next to the Des Moines River. The 88,000 square feet attraction will showcase Olympic caliber park and street courses. Thrilling features include a promenade, flow bowl, amoeba pool, snake run, and a skateable art piece entitled WOW.
The DarkSlide Skate Shop specializes in old-school skateboard gear, officially licensed band merchandise, music, and more. To celebrate their new brick and mortar location at Merle Hay Mall located at 3800 Merle Hay Rd Ste 1253 in Des Moines, Iowa, and the opening of the new Lauridsen Skatepark. They are releasing a limited edition skate deck. (Designed by Skullduggery Grooming Co.). PRE-ORDER NOW!
These limited edition super cool decks will be available in the sizes below:
Pops 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.8, and 9"
90’s Shovel Nose in 8.5, 9, and 9.4"
- 80’s Fishtail 9.25”
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2021 Summer Dew Tour to be Held May 20-23 at the New Lauridsen Skatepark
Home of the nation’s largest skatepark, and will serve as the only U.S.-based global Olympic skateboard qualifying event in 2021. Sanctioned by world skate as pro tour level events for men’s & women’s skateboard street and park
(Carlsbad, Calif.) March 23, 2021 — Mountain Dew® and Accelerate360’s ASN: The Adventure Sports Network Group announces its annual summer Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival is moving to Des Moines, Iowa, and will be held May 20-23, 2021 at the brand new Lauridsen Skatepark. The event will include World Skate sanctioned men’s and women’s skateboarding Street and Park competitions, serving as the only U.S.-based global Olympic skateboard qualifying events for 2021. Skateboarding will make its debut at the Olympic Games this summer in Tokyo, which was rescheduled in 2020 for July 23 – August 8, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE