DES MOINES, Iowa — Mountain Dew Accelerate 360's Adventure Sports Network officially announced the annual summer Dew Tour skateboard competition is coming to Des Moines' new skatepark.
The event will take place May 20-23 at the new Lauridsen Skatepark, according to a release.
The skatepark is expected to be the largest in the country, and the Dew Tour event will mark the park's grand opening.
The event will include World Skate-sanctioned men’s and women’s skateboarding Street and Park competitions. According to the Dew Tour, it is the only U.S.-based global Olympic skateboard qualifying event for 2021.
Skateboarding will make its debut at the Olympic Games this summer in Tokyo, which was rescheduled in 2020 for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dew Tour says more than 300 skateboarders from around the world will compete for the Dew Tour title and for points toward their country’s Olympic skateboarding team.
Watch: Lauridsen Skatepark getting plenty of attention in the skateboarding world (Jan. 18, 2021)