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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
  • 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

Sep 01 2020 to May 31 2021

Off Ice Training on Zoom

Monday & Wednesday Ballet, Modern and Movement Classes with Moving Art Instructors Tuesday & Thursday HIIT Classes with Lindsay Arnold
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Sep 01 2020 to May 21 2021

Day Ice 2020/2021

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. Typically Elementary pass suits skaters currently in elementary school.  Monthly pass suits skaters in high school, Weekly pass suits skaters travelling to Barrie to train for a week or two. Ten Pass suits skaters skating once or twice per week.  Please reach out to your coach to see what pass best suits your skating needs.
  Mariposa Code of Conduct and Expectations As a member of Mariposa School of Skating, there is an expectation to represent our organization in a respectful and responsible manner. When at practice, functions, competitions, exhibitions, it is of the utmost importance that Parents, Skaters, Coaches, Team managers, and supporters affiliated with Mariposa School of skating adhere to the following expectations; • Always behave in a professional and courteous manner • Arrive on time and be prepared • Follow the expectations and requests of your coaches • Be respectful to other parents, skaters, coaches competitors, officials, and volunteers • Do not negatively comment on other competitors, judges, marks or placements. • Abide by Skate Canada's Code of Ethics, and Skate Canada's Parent Code of Conduct • Refrain from using profanity • Skaters must look presentable and if required, wear Mariposa apparel. • On training sessions skaters will maintain a high level of respect, professionalism and training intensity.  
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Oct 26 2020 to Dec 14 2020

Fall 2020 Skating Skill Program

New Program Skill Development This program gives skaters the opportunity to develop their skating skills during the fall season. This session is for skaters Star 5-10, Synchro Skaters, Adult skaters, Hockey/Ringette players looking for skill development. These sessions develop and focus on technical fundamentals and quality skill development, Edge work, Power/speed, Flow, and Turns This program is taught by Mitchell Islam 4:00-4:50pm Monday's October 26th-December 14th, 2020 Allandale Recreation Centre Red Rink Skate Ontario Waiver *This program needs minimum 14…
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Oct 27 2020 to Mar 28 2021

Team Mariposa Juvenile/PreNovice Registration 2020/2021

Congratulations on being offered a position on Team Mariposa - Juvenile/PreNovice Please complete this online registration form and ensure your signed paper documents have been submitted. Registration Fee: $ 1374.95  
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Oct 27 2020 to Mar 30 2021

Team Mariposa Beginner Registration 2020-2021

Welcome to Team Mariposa - Beginner! Please complete this online registration form and ensure your signed paper documents have been submitted. Updates Covid-19 Skate Ontario Waiver to be completed once for the skating season 2020/2021 Reminders: Please keep in mind while planning your week only one parent per skater will be allowed into the building. NO siblings.  All skaters must wear a mask at all times when in the building except when they are on the ice surface. They can not drink water from the…
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Nov 24 2020 to Dec 22 2020

Fall 2020 Edge and Balance Plus Series with Paul Matheson Nov- Dec 2020

Tuesday Tight Turns Nov 24 - Dec 22 4:00-4:50 Allandale Recreation Centre Blue Rink  PLEASE NOTE:  All Edge & Balance classes have moved to a Punch Card system. This self-serve system allows for total scheduling flexibility. Buy a pass and then create a PunchPass account to reserve the classes you want. Please reserve all of the class times you want in advance. You can cancel any class within 24 hours of the class starting and reserve an alternate class.  …
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Over the past 2 years our hockey team has participated in Mariposa’s skating program as part of our team development. I have observed immediate and long term results from each of our players edges, agility and Transitions. The results have been remarkable and as a coach I firmly believe in the skill of skating as critical foundation to any player. We will continue to invest our teams development money with Mariposa now and in the future. Mariposa’s staff is world class and nothing compares to the Team Edge and Balance Program! Shawn Bovair Head Coach Barrie Minor Hockey Minor Atom AA Shawn Bovair Police Constable #7473 Operational Support Division - Crime Prevention Unit
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