Contact: Des Moines Regional Skatepark Steering Committee
Jan Hill, President
(515) 979-6336
A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy (AMOS)
Paul Turner, Lead Organizer

DES MOINES, IA - New York, Los Angeles, and Des Moines, Iowa, have been chosen by Emerica to premiere “Stay Gold,” a skateboarding video featuring the entire Emerica team, prior to the September 1 release.

The world premiere in Des Moines will be this Saturday, August 21, in front of the new Subsect Skateshop at 309 E Walnut.

Autograph signing with the entire Emerica team, including pros Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Bryan Herman, and Leo Romero, will begin at 5 p.m. Seating for the video premiere will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the video will be shown at dusk. Food and beverages will be available. The showing is free. Preferred seating is available for $5 (200 seats available), with all proceeds going to the Des Moines Regional Skatepark Fund. The Regional Skatepark, planned to be the largest in the USA, will be located along the west bank of the Des Moines River, north of the new pedestrian bridge. For more information about the premiere, go to or, or call Subsect at 276-4365.

Donations to support the Des Moines Regional Skatepark should be directed to the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, 1915 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309. Write Des Moines Regional Skatepark Fund in the check memo line. To donate online, visit, click Donate Online, Community Betterment Funds, and select the Des Moines Regional Skatepark Fund from the drop down menu.