Des Moines Streetstyle Open

  • Overview

    Jethro’s BBQ and Skate DSM are stoked to present the first ever Des Moines Streetstyle Open!

    Come be part of the excitement September 23 – 25, skate contests will be held at locations throughout the Des Moines region, each event will have cash prizes. The Des Moines Streetstyle Open is modeled after what is known as the “best” international skate competition, the Copenhagen Open. This multi-day event will take place throughout the Des Moines metro with skate contests moving from spot to spot, with the final contest held at the Lauridsen Skatepark. This event will feature some of the world’s best skaters, as well as talented skaters from the Midwest and of course, right here in Des Moines


    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - Welcome to town at Subsect Skateshop.

    4pm: An old school streetstyle jam – 3 skater jams, 3 minutes each
    – Top 5 skaters qualify for a final 5 minute jam
    6:30pm: Street Plant Presents a Jump Ramp/Wall Ride Best Trick – Hosted and judged by Mike Vallely
    8pm: After-Party – Location TBD

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - We take to the streets!

    11am: Stop 1 – IA State Capitol – Final format TBD
    2pm: Stop 2 – Railroad Park – Final format TBD
    12 & Under Tic Tac Races – Four skaters at a time “race” around the course. Winner from each “race” makes it to the Finals
    Ollie the Cases of Red Bull: 15 & Under and 16 & Up

    4pm: Community skate to Legion Skatepark

    5pm: Stop 3 – Legion Skatepark – 3 skater jams, 3 mins each

    8pm: After-Party – The Hall

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: Street Contest at Lauridsen Skatepark

    9am: Registration and Open Practice

    10:30am: Women’s Practice

    11am: Women’s Qualifiers – 3 skater jams, 3 mins each. Top 6 skaters advance to Finals

    12pm: Men’s Qualifiers – 3 skater jams, 3 mins each. Top 10 skaters advance to Semi-Finals

    1:30pm: Men’s Semi-Finals: Top 10 skaters from Open Qualifiers meet pre-seeded Semi-Finalists
    – 3 skater jams, 4 mins each, Top 6 skaters advance to Finals

    2:30pm: Women’s Finals: Top 6 skaters from Open Qualifiers meet pre-seeded Semi-Finalists
    – Three, 1-min runs, Best run counts

    3pm: Men’s Finals: Three, 1-min runs – Best run counts

    TBDpm: Red Bull Best Trick - Open to anyone
    – Obstacle TBD

    Awards immediately following!

    6pm: After-Party: Captain Roy’s, Featuring Mike Vallely and the Complete Disaster