• Learn to Skate
  • Adult Levels

The Adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. Divided into six levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. This is an exciting new program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. Download the Adult Basic Skills Curriculum.

Basic Skills 1

  • Falling and Recovery
  • Forward marching
  • Forward two-foot glide
  • Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  • Moving Snowplow Stops
  • Two-foot turns in place
  • Glide forward on 2 feet and dip

Basic Skills 2

  • Forward stroking showing correct use of the blade
  • Forward 1/2 swizzle pumps on a circle,(clockwise and counterclockwise) 4-6 in a row
  • Forward one-foot glides
  • Slalom
  • Forward chasses on a circle, clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Backward two foot glide
  • Backward wiggles
  • Backward two-foot swizzles (4-6 in a row)

Basic Skills 3

  • Forward outside and inside edges on a circle,(clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward crossovers, (clockwise and counterclockwise, 5 consecutive)
  • Backward 1-foot glide, right and left, one time skater’s height
  • Backward snowplow stop
  • Backward 1/2 swizzle pumps on a circle,(4 to 6 consecutive, clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Moving forward to backward and backward to forward two-foot turn
  • Beginning 2-foot spin

Basic Skills 4

  • Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive edges
  • Backward edges on a circle, (outside and inside, clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward crossovers, (clockwise and counterclockwise, 5 consecutive)
  • Backward chasses on a circle, clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Forward outside 3-turns, right and left
  • Forward outside swing rolls to a count of 6
  • Forward inside pivots, R & L
  • Backward crossover to landing position

Basic Skills 5

  • Forward and Backward Crossovers in a Figure 8 pattern
  • Forward outside to inside change of edge on a line
  • T-stop, right or left
  • Forward inside 3-turns, R&L
  • Continuous forward progressive chasse sequence, (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Beginning one foot spin

Basic Skills 6

  • Forward inside OPEN mohawk, both directions
  • Forward Perimeter Stroking with crossover end patterns
  • Alternating backward crossovers with two-foot transition
  • Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glide (landing position)
  • Lunge
  • Spiral
  • Bunny Hop (optional)
  • Footwork sequence: (3-5 forward crossovers to an inside Mohawk, 3-5 backward crossovers, step forward inside the circle and repeat)


Adult Skaters

To register for learn to skate classes, call 314-963-8684 or stop by the Brentwood Ice Arena front desk.

Our Mission

The mission of St. Louis Skating Club is to promote, encourage and improve all areas of amateur skating, in all disciplines. St. Louis Skating Club encourages a fraternal feeling among ice skaters and strives to raise the standard and level of figure skating by encouraging testing and competitive skating and by providing skaters access to qualified club-approved coaches.


St. Louis Skating Club is a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any gift you make is tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.