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 classes are offered December through February. Please check back in November 2016 for the latest information on Learn to Skate classes.












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

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    UPCOMING EVENTS | View Full Calendar

    July 31, 2016

    Smoke Out Hunger Event for the Food Bank of Iowa
    Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    August 3, 2016

    NiteFall on The River Slightly Stoopid
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    August 6, 2016

    Run for Melanoma Hats & Shades Charity Run, Walk & Bike
    Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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