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Fall Registration Now Open!

Join us on the ice this fall!  Evening programs available for Canskate (Learn to Skate), STARSkate, Hockey & Synchro Team Tryouts. Limited space available.… Read More

Return To Skating!

Mariposa has been actively working to establish a return to the ice for skaters this summer and have been able to set July 19th… Read More

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Why Mariposa School of Skating?

 

Pathway of Excellence

Something For All Ages and Levels

The Mariposa School of Skating is a full service training centre. 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.
We have a coaching team and a variety of diversity skating programs we excel at delivering, from elite competitive figure skating programs to learn to skate to hockey skating programs to our RVH Therapy on Ice.  Skating champions like Brian Orser, Elvis Stojko and Jennifer Robinson put Mariposa on the map as an internationally renowned school. Mariposa is a full-service training centre that offers top level instruction for every age and level of skater. We were the first municipal rink in Ontario to put ice back in to re-start our skating programs on June 15th during COVID-19 and have partnered with the City of Barrie and SMDHU to ensure the safety of our skaters and coaches.

Our Internationally renowned school is THE destination for skaters looking to improve their skating!

Through our Performance Galas with the Barrie Huronia Rotary Club, our golf
tournament, Innisdale Secondary School Christmas shows and more.  We have collected $1million for RVH, over $180,000 for the Alzheimer Society, $100,000 for the building of the Barrie Molson Centre and more.

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
  • on-site skate sharpening

 

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

Nov 23 2021 to Dec 21 2021

Learn to Synchro

Team Mariposa is currently offering  skaters a Learn to Synchro program for the 2021-2022 season.  New and returning synchro skaters, age 5 to 12 are invited to come improve their skating skills, learn synchro elements and be a part of our FUN and growing synchronized skating program. Synchronized Skating – teams may train together as a whole team with no physical distancing required Please refer to Skate Ontario's Return to Play Skaters will attend Five sessions with our Team Mariposa…
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Oct 19 2021 to May 20 2022

Skill Technique & Cardio Skating Group Lessons

Tuesday Skill Technique This group lesson is designed by National and Olympic coaches for skaters wanting to improve their fundamental skating skills.The lessons develop and focus on technical fundamentals and quality skill development, edge work, power/speed, flow and turns. The lessons are included in Silver and Gold Memberships.  Skaters must reserve their spot on Punchpass 10 Pack skaters may purchase a pass and reserve their spot to participate in the group lessons.  Skaters must also reserve the 2:40 session to…
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Oct 15 2021 to Mar 11 2022

Team Mariposa Synchro

Congratulations on being part of Team Mariposa 2021/2022! Please complete this registration form for your initial payment.  A link will be sent to you by the registrar to make your first monthly payment by credit card on November 1st.  Following that payment, your card will be charged on the 1st of each month until February 1st. If you were part of the 2019 Juvenile Synchro team, please ensure you choose that payment plan when registering.  
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Sep 01 2021 to May 21 2022

Day Ice 2021/2022

Mariposa School of Skating has Day Time “Ticket Ice” available for skaters September – June. We operate Monday to Friday 6:30am – 3:40pm. Monthly, weekly, daily and session rates are available for skaters. Typically, a Silver pass suits skaters currently in elementary school.  Gold Monthly passes suit skaters in high school and a Weekly pass suits skaters travelling to Barrie to train for a week or two. A Ten Pack suits skaters skating once or twice per week.  Please reach out to your coach to see what pass best suits your skating needs.
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Aug 31 2021 to Jul 20 2022

Skate Canada Membership 2021-2022

Skate Canada Membership for skaters planning to represent the Mariposa School of Skating in the 2019/2020 season.  This fee is non-refundable.
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Have more questions? Just ask us!

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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 —