Skater Mami Tezuka in the women’s park finals at last year’s Dew Tour. The 2021 Dew Tour was used as the Olympic qualifying event. Photo: courtesy of Dew Tour.
For the second consecutive year, the Dew Tour will take over Lauridsen Skatepark downtown this weekend as skateboarders from around the world show off their talents. The runs will be split into street and park disciplines, along with adaptive competitions. Last year, the Dew Tour served as the Olympic qualifying event. Because this is a non-Olympic year, the event features the sport’s top athletes, and the competitions will go straight to finals.
The event is free, and spectators are encouraged to come watch their favorite athletes during their runs. See a full list of skate times here.
Also returning this year is the Dew Tour’s Battle of the Shops, where five Midwest skate shops will compete against each other. Des Moines’ own Subsect Skate Shop will be in the mix. Throughout the event, there will also be athlete meet and greets, giveaways, local food trucks and drinks. Find more event info here.