Learn To Skate

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The Brenton Difference: Professional Licensed Directors

Whether you’re new to skating, brushing up, or wanting to take your skating to the next level, you’ll love our Learn To Skate classes! Enthusiastic instruction along with the outdoor panoramic view of Downtown Des Moines will make your skating lessons an experience to remember! We teach all ages (4 and up, including adults!) and skill levels. Brenton Skating Plaza proudly uses the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program for its class curriculum.

The Brenton Skating Plaza
would like to thank our
Learn To Skate sponsor.


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The Principal Financial Group

Learn to Skate Clinic | December Only

Join the Learn to Skate coaches and find out if lessons are for you!

Session Date Price Time Slot
December 5th $7* 10:45-11:45 a.m.
December 12th $7* 10:45-11:45 a.m.

*If you register for a 4-week class you’ll receive $5 off registration.


Learn to Skate | Saturday Morning

Program directed by Darlene Lewis with US Figure Skating curriculum. You can also attend a one-time class for $15 pay on-site day of class.

Session Dates Price Time Slots
January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th $55 and $12 one-time fee to
United States Figure Skating
10:05-10:35 a.m.
10:40-11:10 a.m.
11:15-11:45 a.m.
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th $55 and $12 one-time fee to
United States Figure Skating

Your class fees on Saturday include:

  • 30 minute group lesson- free public punch pass value $44.00 – skate rental included
  • 10% discount on apparel – US Figure Skating (UFSF) membership
  • $5.00 discount for each additional family member after the second enrolled skater





Program Director

Darlene Lewis


Darlene has over 20 years in the figure staking world. With 4 years of competitive skating experience and 16 years of coaching, she knows her way around the rink. Darlene has received ratings by the Professional Skaters Association for Certified Moves in the Field, she is a registered Freestyle Instructor and registered Group Instructor. She provides Learn to Skate instruction to groups age 4 to adult.






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Google Maps Link
520 Robert D Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309-1824
(515) 284-1000

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UPCOMING EVENTS | View Full Calendar

December 1, 2015

Tuesday Public Skate
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

December 2, 2015

Wednesday Public Skate
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

December 3, 2015

Freestyle Thursday
Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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