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Letter From Iowa: The State Games,
the Dew Tour and the Power of Sports

Sports play a vital economic role for destinations looking to attracting visitors. They also, in their finest moments, provide inspiring examples of humanity at its best. Over the weekend of July 29–30 in Ames and Des Moines, Iowa, two events — one amateur, one professional — spoke to each of those aspects. They also served […]

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Zion Wright competes at the 2021 Dew Tour at Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines, Iowa. The new venue opened in 2021 and is the largest skatepark in America. Photo courtesy of Catch Des Moines

Summer Series: Des Moines Continues to Add Large Sporting Events

(SportsTravel will be profiling destinations throughout the summer as visitors bureaus and sports commissions are operating events without nearly any restrictions for the first real time since the pandemic started. Sure, there’s been moments that feel like it, but this summer feels different. If your destination has a compelling story to share, send it along […]

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USA Gymnastics Returns to Des Moines in 2022

Des Moines, Iowa, will host the 2002 USA Gymnastics Championships at the Iowa Events Center, using the venue’s main events center, Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall. The annual event serves as the national championships across the developmental and elite levels for USA Gymnastics’ acrobatic, rhythmic, and trampoline and tumbling disciplines. For USA Gymnastics, it’s […]

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Dew Tour Moving 2021 Skate Festival to Des Moines, Iowa

The annual summer Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival will be moving from Long Beach, California, to Des Moines, Iowa, and will be held May 20-23 at the brand new Lauridsen Skatepark while serving as the only U.S.-based global Olympic skateboard qualifying event for 2021. Lauridsen Skatepark’s Street and Park courses have been approved as […]

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