• Learn to Skate
  • Free Skate Levels

Free skate levels are for skaters who have completed the basic skills classes. Skaters can advance to the next level upon receiving an approved evaluation sheet. Download the Basic Skills Free Skate Curriculum.

Basic Skills 7

  • Advanced forward stroking
  • Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive edges (4-6)
  • Advanced back outside three-turns clockwise  and counterclockwise (R and L)
  • Scratch spin from back crossovers – three revolutions minimum
  • Waltz jump – from 2-3 back crossovers
  • Half flip

Basic Skills 2

  • Basic back outside and back inside consecutive edges (4-6)
  • Forward outside and forward inside spirals, clockwise and counter clockwise (R and L)
  • Continuous forward progressive chasse sequence – clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Waltz threes
  • Beginning back spin – two turns
  • Waltz jump, side toe hop, waltz jump sequence
  • Toe loop

Basic Skills 3

  • Forward and backward crossovers in  figure 8 pattern
  • Waltz 8
  • Advanced forward consecutive swing rolls (4-6)
  • Backward inside three-turn: clockwise  and counterclockwise
  • Backspin with free foot in crossed leg position – three revolutions minimum
  • Salchow
  • Half Lutz jump
  • Waltz jump-toe loop combo or Salchow toe  loop combination sequence on a circle –  clockwise and counterclockwise

Basic Skills 4

  • Spiral sequence: FI spiral, FI Mohawk,  BO Spiral – clockwise and counterclockwise 
  • Forward power three-rurns: R and L
  • Continuous backward progressive,  chasse sequence on a circle – clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Sit spin – three revolutions
  • Loop jump
  • Waltz jump-loop  jump combination

Basic Skills 5

  • Backward outside three-turn, Mohawk into three backward crossovers – repeat three times clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Spiral sequence – Forward outside spiral, forward outside three-turn, one backward crossover, back inside spiral: clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Forward outside slide chasse swing roll sequence – 3–6 times, alternating feet
  • Camel spin – three revolutions minimum
  • Forward upright spin to back scratch spin – three revolutions, each foot
  • Loop/loop combination
  • Flip jump
  • Waltz jump-falling leaf-toe loop jump sequence

Basic Skills 6

  • Alternating back crossovers to back outside edges
  • Five-step Mohawk sequence – clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Camel-sit spin combination – four revolutions total
  • Split jump or stag jump
  • Waltz jump-half loop-Salchow
  • Lutz jump
  • Axel – walk through, preparation, jump (Axel does not need to be landed to pass this test.)

 

 

 


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.

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