Tickets to attend the 2021 Dew Tour, the inaugural event of the all-new Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines scheduled for May 20-23, are now up for grabs.
Due to pandemic, event requires fans to book free tickets via the Dew Tour website, the company announced on Tuesday. Each person is allowed to reserve a time slot to attend per day, which will be enforced by color-coded wristbands, and no one without a free ticket will be allowed to enter the site, according to a press release.
Fans will be able to access public skate lessons and the “Dew Tour Experience”, described in the press release as “a festival-style zone” which “will provide a large, socially remote and safe space for fans to enjoy and enjoy. free fun activations of the event partners “along 2nd Avenue.
Spectator access to the grassy area surrounding the skate park, which will be divided into groups of six, is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the press release.
As additional safety protocols in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event will require attendees to wear masks and complete a health and COVID-19 release questionnaire upon entry.
Anyone who can’t get a ticket or wants to watch from home can do so easily: the entire event will be streamed live on DewTour.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and other major platforms. NBC and NBCSN are also planning to air several hours of coverage of the event.
The Dew Tour is the only US-based global Olympic qualifying event for skateboarders ahead of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The 2020 Olympics, rescheduled this summer due to the pandemic, will feature skateboarding for the first time with men’s and women’s street and park events.
Hundreds of the world’s best skateboarders will compete individually for the Dew Tour title in Des Moines while earning points for their respective Olympic teams, including USA Skateboarding’s Nyjah Huston, Cory Juneau, Mariah Duran, Jordyn Barratt and Brighton Zeuner and the international skaters Aurelien. Giraud from France, Pedro Barros, Pamela Rosa and Leticia Bufoni from Brazil, Misugu Okamoto from Japan and Keegan Palmer from Australia.
The $ 7 million Lauridsen Skatepark is 88,000 square feet – the largest in the country – and sits on five acres of riverside property near 2nd Avenue and School Street in downtown Des Moines.
Shelby Fleig covers the City of Des Moines government for the registry. Reach her at [email protected] or 515-214-8933.