Updated for 2020.
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) 238-1690
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.
Hours: Thursday through Friday 5:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Please note hours may fluctuate by season, holidays and school breaks.
Price: $9 General Admission, Ages 5 and under $6 (skate rental included). $4 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 “Dollar Night”, with just $1 for general admission.
Hours: Wednesday (Dollar Night) 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Friday (Teen Night) 6:30 to 10:30 pm; Saturday 1:00 to 8:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Please note hours may fluctuate by season, holidays and school breaks.
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: Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 pm; Friday 6:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday 1:00 to 9:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Please note hours may fluctuate by season, holidays and school breaks.
Price: Admission varies by day. $4 Roller Skate Rental, $6 Inline Skate Rental and $5 Skate Mate Rental. Check the website for specials.
Where do you roller skate in Des Moines? Tell us your favorite spot in the comment section below.