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Why Mariposa School of Skating?

All ages & levels welcome

The Mariposa School of Skating is a full service training centre that offers top level instruction and programs for every age and level of skater. Our expert staff deliver year round programs that are designed to allow skaters to progress from learning to skate to the elite levels of international competitive skating. We welcome skaters of all ages and skating disciplines from our local area or around the world to train with us for any length of time. Our Internationally renowned school is THE destination for skaters looking to improve their skating!

World-class training facilities

  • Olympic and Standard size ice pad
  • Fully equipped Fitness Room
  • Ballet Studio
  • Classroom
  • Administrative Office
  • Pool for recovery programs
  • High School on location
  • Elementary School within 120 metres

Winning legacy and bright future

Founded in Orillia, Ontario in 1973 by Doug Leigh and Tom Harrison, the school moved to Barrie in 1988 to accommodate the needs of world class skaters while establishing a campus at the Allandale Recreation Centre. Home to National Champions, Olympic medallists and World Champions from around the world, the school has seen success in Singles, Ice Dance and Pairs with champions like Brian Orser, Elvis Stojko, Jeff Buttle, Jennifer Robinson, Jacinthe Lariviere & Lenny Faustino.

David Islam and Paul Matheson became the co-owners in June 2017 to continue the strong legacy that has been built at the Mariposa School of Skating.

Upcoming Programs

01 Sep 2017

Day Ice

Mariposa School of Skating has Day Time “Ticket Ice” available for skaters September – June. We operate Monday to Friday 6:30am – 3:30pm. Monthly, weekly, daily and session rates are…

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05 Sep 2017

StarSkate

StarSkate offers opportunities for skaters to continue to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. It is at this…

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05 Sep 2017

Power Skating

This program is designed to develop fundamental skating skills through which a hockey player will achieve greater success. Explosive acceleration, proper use of edges, improved lateral movement, increased balance and…

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05 Sep 2017

Junior

This program is for skaters that have passed stage 6 of the CanSkate Program and working on the Skate Canada – Star Skate tests, Preliminary Skills, Free Skate and Dance.…

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05 Sep 2017

Edge & Balance Development

A new program for edge & balance development designed by Paul Matheson Builds a foundation of balance and edge awareness for hockey. Exercises designed by Paul Matheson for detailed repetition. 12…

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06 Sep 2017

CanSkate

https://youtu.be/9Z7KBWwpVgU A CanSkate session for skaters aged 5 and up. CanSkate is Canada’s only nationally recognized learn-to-skate program. It was developed by experts to teach the fundamentals of skating in…

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06 Sep 2017

Pre-Canskate

A CanSkate session for brand new skaters aged 2-4 yrs olds. CanSkate is Canada’s only nationally recognized learn-to-skate program. It was developed by experts to teach the fundamentals of skating…

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I have been bringing skaters to the Mariposa Seminar for 18 years. Every year is a fabulous experience for both my skaters as well as myself. It never ceases to amaze me how professional everyone is and how willing this team of coaches is to share information to both the skaters as well as the coaches at the seminar.
— Charleen Cameron, St. Margarets Bay Skating Club —