Updated February 28, 2019
Before scooters, skateboards and rollerblades, there were roller skates. Introduce your kids to some old school fun at an indoor roller rink. Here are three fab places to take a spin around the roller rink in Des Moines.
5621 Meredith Drive • Des Moines • (515) 251-765
With the largest rink in Des Moines, Skateland makes letting the good times roll easy. While there check out all the cool stuff they have going on, like the arcade and their Junior Roller Derby Program. If you’re looking for a cheap night out with the fam, Wednesday night is 1/2 off admission and skate rental.
Winter Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5:00 pm.
Price: $8 General Admission and $2 Roller Skate, Inline Skate or Skate Mate Rental. Check the website for specials.
10494 County Line Road • Des Moines, IA 50320 • (515) 285-6037
Rockin and rollin on the southside Skate South brings the family fun with cool floor lighting, a jammin DJ and more. They host birthday parties and they’re sporting classes for Roller Hockey, Roller Derby and Speed Skating. Concessions, arcade and a bounce house round out the adventure.Wednesday is “Five Dollar Fun Night”, skate for just $5, including skate rental.
Hours: Friday 7:00 to 11:00 pm; Saturday 1:00 to 9:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Price: Prices vary by day. $4 skate rental. Check the website for specials.
2019 Grand Avenue • West Des Moines, IA 50265 • (515) 225-6411
Last and nowhere near least, is Skate West in West Des Moines. Not only are they a roller rink with great music and a live DJ, they also have a giant play zone with a ball pit, which makes it a great place to hold a kid’s birthday party. There’s also awesomely cheap Dollar Night on Wednesday nights.
Hours: Friday 6:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Price: Admission varies by day. $3 Roller Skate Rental and $5 Specialty Rental. Check the website for specials.
Why is there no Skate East?…..Where do you roller skate in Des Moines? Tell us your favorite spot in the comment section below.