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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

Jul 06 2022 to Aug 17 2022

Summer Pre-Canskate ages 2-4 (Learn to Skate)2022

Pre- CanSkate for ages 2-4, is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, and basic skill development.  Our PreCan program is designed with the young learner in mind.  Play based lessons with extra assistance and confidence building is the most instrumental part of this program.  Building a positive relationship with in ice activities is instrumental in 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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Jul 06 2022 to Aug 17 2022

Summer Canskate (Learn to Skate)2022

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 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 usport or to skate as a recreational activity. Canskaters must be 5 years of age OR passed stage one to do this program. Taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.  
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Jul 04 2022 to Aug 19 2022

Summer Hockey Skating 2022

Mariposa School of Skating is committed to providing sessions that possess the optimal training environment. Each session will be provided instruction from coaches under the direction of Paul Matheson (Paul will only be present at limited sessions).  Integrating fundamentals from Paul's Edge & Balance program with power skating and fundamental skating instruction allows skaters to benefit from summer skating development. Hockey Skating classes may be purchased as a weekly program, a daily program or as drop in.
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Jul 04 2022 to Aug 19 2022

Summer School Registration

The Mariposa School of Skating offers one of the best summer skating programs in the world. We offer programming for Singles, Pairs and Dance at all levels. By integrating both on and off-ice classes into each training day the summer program is designed to help skaters at all levels reach their goals.
Full Session Package includes:
  • 30 minutes off ice jumps Monday-Thursday
  • 2 Sessions 
  • 4 off ice conditioning classes
  • Group lessons Monday-Thursday (STAR 1-7 only)
  • No Jump On Ice Class Monday-Thursday (STAR 5- Juv & Pre-Novice- SR only)
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Jul 04 2022 to Aug 19 2022

Summer Camp 2022

The Mariposa Summer camp is the only skating camp in the area to offer multi sport participatio. 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!      
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Jun 27 2022 to Jun 30 2022

45th Annual ON ICE Seminar

EARLY BIRD $375 + hst

Before March 1st 2022 (full payment required prior to March 1st)

March 1st $425 + HST

Space is limited and on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Coaches $80 + HST

NEW THIS YEAR! club initiative

When a club sends 5 skaters to the seminar- they can send 2 coaches FOR FREE! The Mariposa Seminar is an informative and motivational week for coaches and skaters to learn new techniques or train existing ones.  The seminar runs daily 8am-5pm  with on and off ice classes.  Each day is a different lesson for the skaters and coaches as well as the opportunity to mingle and interact with participating skaters and coaches. Daily group lessons cover:
  • Jump and Spin Technique
  • Edge, Turn and Artistic Classes
  • Ballet, Dance, Flexibility and Strength
  • Off ice Jump class
  • Lecture series
Daily group lessons cover dynamic warm-up, jumps, spins and edges while choreography, ballet, flexibility and strength classes are rotated throughout the week to enhance your skater's training. (Video recording of the sessions is permitted) Additionally, there is extra ice that you can purchase if your skater would like to practice what they have learned during the day. While there are no group lessons during this extra time, some Mariposa coaches may be available for private lessons. For lessons please contact the coaches directly. (see coaches tab)
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Jun 01 2022 to Feb 01 2023

Team Mariposa Synchro 2022/2023

Congratulations on being part of Team Mariposa 2022/2023! Please complete this registration form (ensure you add to cart and check out). If you choose to pay in full, please make that selection at the bottom of the page. If you choose to follow the payment plan, please visit the links provided for your team and enter your credit card information or bring post dated cheques into the Mariposa office by June 1st (Monday - Friday 8am-12pm)  You must still complete…
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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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Kudos to Mariposa! While you continue to provide 'standard of excellence' your seminar encompassed a healthy and positive atmosphere. No matter the age, the home club location, it was all so heart warming to watch figure skaters on the ice working so hard.
— Gwen —