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Special Events

Coed Pee Wee Indoor Wiffleball Registration

January 20, 2015 to February 20, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Pioneer Columbus Community Center
  • 2100 SE 5th Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: January 20 - February 20
  • Admission: $25
  • Phone: 515-237-1386
  • Email | Website

Coed Pee Wee Indoor Wiffleball for kids between the ages of 3-6 years old to prepare for upcoming little league season. Cost is $25 per child and play begins March 22.

Cross-Country Ski Basics

January 31, 2015

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will be discussed before we head outside. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline is January 28. Minimum age 12. Fee: $10 (includes skis, boots, and poles).

Drake Men's Basketball vs Evansville

January 31, 2015

Drake Women's Basketball vs Missouri State

January 30, 2015

Inaugural Frozen Ride

January 31, 2015
  • Location: Greenbelt Bike Path
  • 20 mile round trip
  • Clive,
  • Times: 8 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-664-2595

Event hosted by The Front Row, 515, University Tap, Sully's, Confluence Brewing Company and Mullets. Bloody Mary Bar and free omelets at The Front Row. Ride and register all day Sat. Register at each location, need not be present to win trips to Mexico, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Drawings night of ride.

Iowa Energy vs Oklahoma City

January 31, 2015

The NBA D-League continues to be a springboard for NBA talent as the official minor league of the NBA.There were 149 players with NBA D-League experience on 2013-14 NBA end of season rosters; that represented 33% of all NBA players, an all-time high. Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies.  New Energy Head Coach B...

Iowa Wild vs Hamilton Bulldogs

January 31, 2015

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game.  For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to

Iowa Wild vs Hamilton Bulldogs - MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

January 30, 2015

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game.  For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to

Kick Around the Clock

January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015
  • Location: The U - Iowa's Sports University
  • 1350 SE Gateway Drive, Suite 106
  • Grimes, IA
  • Times: varies
  • Admission: see website
  • Phone: 515-556-9770
  • Website

Why not Kick around the Clock? This fun indoor-soccer tournament gives youth players the chance to compete during the winter. Each team is guaranteed three, 25-minute games, with a referee officiating every game. Individual awards go to all members of first- and second-place teams. Come check out The U, Iowa's brand-new indoor sports facility close to I-80 and ...

Play A Round @ Courage League Sports

January 31, 2015
  • Location: Courage League Sports
  • 4405 121st Street
  • Urbandale, IA 50323
  • Times: 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $25/adult or $45/family
  • Website

Dreaming about the golf course? Even though you can't hit the links just yet, you can beat the winter blues by playing some indoor golf with the family. The Courage Cup kicks off the Courage League Sports' summer Annual Charity Golf Classic that will be held on Aug. 3. Courage League Sports is a recreational sports facility adapted for children with disability, illness or emo...

Pool Player Florian "Venom" Kohler Exhibition

January 31, 2015
  • Location: Big Dog Billiards
  • 4510 Northeast 14th Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50313
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-321-9114
  • Email | Website


Resolution Runs

January 10, 2015 to January 31, 2015
  • Location: Fleet Feet Sports
  • 521 East Locust St.
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 10 a.m.
  • Admission: see website
  • Phone: 515-323-3338
  • Website

Fleet Feet Des Moines is offering Resolution Runs every Saturday in January. Routes are two and four miles.  For more information:

Waveland Whiteout

January 31, 2015
  • Location: Waveland Golf Course
  • 4908 University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 8:30 a.m.
  • Admission: see below
  • Website

The Waveland Whiteout is the second event in the Snowdown Showdown series. Racers can choose one event or participate in as many as four races. Each additional race is $5. Register thru Thursday, January 29th. Fees range from $30 - $35 for fat bike, cross-country ski, skate ski, snow shoe. High school students can compete in the snow shoe competition for $10. &nbs...


The Parent Organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309-2350 (800) 451-2625
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