SKATE WEST HOME PAGE

Skate West

A Family Owned & Operated Roller Skating Rink. Est. 1972

PUBLIC SKATING

Skate West is open weekly for public skate sessions for skaters of all ages and abilities. View the schedule for session times.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

VIP party area, dance hits, roller skating, games, and more. Skate West has been throwing some of the best birthday parties in Des Moines for the past four decades!

COACHING & TEAMS

Skate West is home to roller derby and hockey teams. We also have one-on-one or group coaching available for speed skating and roller derby.

PRIVATE EVENTS

Skate West has the space and amenities to handle parties of up to 500 guests. Our team will work with you to create a memorable event in a fantastic space!

PRO SHOP

Skate West’s Pro Shop has top-of-the-line roller skates, inline skates, protective gear, skate accessories, and parts. Plus service and maintenance!

FUNDRAISERS

Skate West will help you raise money for your cause! Host a school, church or non-profit fundraiser at Skate West.

A BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT SKATE WEST

A Midwest Family's American Dream & Skating Legacy.

FAMILY OWNED

John and Ramona Muse built their first roller skating rink-at the current Skate West location-in West Des Moines in 1972. The family business became so successful it would later to expand to three additional rinks around the Des Moines-metro.

A SKATING LEGACY

All six children in the Muse family went on to be individually ranked in national and international competition in artistic and speed skating. From the 1980’s to the early 2000’s, Des Moines was considered to be the roller skating capital of the world. Four Olympians, including Chad Hedrick, came to Des Moines to train with the Muse family.

THE RINK TODAY

John and Ramona Muse’s youngest son, Tony, currently presides over Skate West’s day-to-day operations. He has seen to the revitalization of a community gem, bringing back the nostalgia and class of one of America’s favorite past times: Roller Skating. Skate West is also home to roller hockey and roller derby teams, including three time national champion, Your Mom Men’s Roller Derby.

Latest Articles

Be in the know with all rink news items and updates!

Men’s Roller Derby Team USA Trials

December 14, 2012
Skate West hosted a men’s roller derby Team USA tryout the weekend of December 5-6th. Over...