• Learn to Skate
  • Snowplow Sam Levels

Snowplow Sam is designed for beginners, 3 to 5 years old. Upon completion of Snowplow Sam 3, skaters usually advance to the Basic 2 class.
Download the Basic Skills Snowplow Sam Curriculum.

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Snowplow Sam 1

  • Sit and stand up with skates on – off Ice
  • Sit and stand up – on Ice
  • March in place
  • March forward – 8–10 steps
  • March, then glide on two feet
  • Dip in place

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Snowplow Sam 2

  • March followed by a long glide
  • Dip while moving
  • Backward wiggles – six in a row
  • Forward two-foot swizzles – 2-3 in a row
  • Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle action
  • Two-foot hop in place

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Snowplow Sam 3

  • Forward skating – 8–10 steps
  • Forward one-foot glide – R and L
  • Forward swizzles – 4–6 in a row
  • Backward swizzles – 4–6 in a row
  • Forward snowplow stop with skid
  • Curves




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.