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Newsletter MAY 9, 2018 Congratulations to all Figure skaters and Canskaters who passed recent tests and badges. Spring skating is… Read More

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Why Mariposa School of Skating?

Something For All Ages and Levels

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

Jul 06 2018 to Aug 17 2018

Summer Off-Ice Jumps

This session provides an excellent opportunity to work on the jump technique that skaters learn on ice.

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Jul 03 2018 to Aug 16 2018

Summer Ballet/Dance

Ballet is an integral part of any skaters’ off-ice program, enhancing balance, flexibility, line and strength. Classes will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Allandale Recreation Centre – Studio with Alexandra Paul.

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Jul 02 2018 to Aug 17 2018

Summer School

Skaters and coaches of all levels are welcome to join our International, World, and Olympic coaching staff.  Our summer program includes on and off ice sessions, group lessons and training environment that has been home to Olympic and World medallist’s.

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Jul 02 2018 to Aug 17 2018

Summer Camp

The Mariposa March Break camp is the only skating camp in the area to offer multi sport participation from Olympic and World level coaches.  Hosted at the Allandale Recreation Centre, a state of the art facility which offers a multitude of recreation and training services.  Spend your summer improving your physical development while learning valuable skills on land, on ice and in water! SUMMER 2018 MASTER SCHEDULE

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May 13 2018 to Jun 10 2018

Spring Canskate ** NEW PROGRAM**

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity. Taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

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Sep 01 2017 to Jun 22 2018

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 available for skaters. All Monthly, Weekly, and Daily passes include unlimited ice and off-ice programming.

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Have more questions? Just ask us!

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"Coming from a small Northern town of 6500 population was a HUGE change for my 13 year old daughter entering her first year of High School in Grade 9. Alisha had decided after doing the summer camp at Mariposa that she would like to try the Co-op program that Mariposa offered with the Innisdale secondary school. With the school so close to the skating rink and security at the rink during certain times I felt that she was in a safe environment for her long days of training. Alisha has had an amazing experience with her co-op program. The teachers at the school were all very supportive and helped Alisha out with the independent work load that comes with the co-op. Alisha also enjoyed ALL the coaches at Mariposa they all encouraged her and were so friendly they quickly made her feel very welcome. Although she was a bit intimidated by the older more experienced skaters, this has also pushed her to try more difficult jumps, by just watching them this has helped her learn more about skating. She has enjoyed the experience so much that she can't wait to return to Mariposa next year. The improvement in 1 year's time in her skating skills is incredible. She has jumped up to a Gold skater being at Mariposa, and with her coaching she's well on her path to be a professional skater. Thank you to everyone at Mariposa that helped turn my jumping bean skater into a real figure skater." Christine Reekie, Skater Mom for Alisha Edington
— Christine Reekie —