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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

Punchpass Tutorials

In order to better manage skater's during COVID restrictions, we have moved all registration to the Punchpass System.  This allows parents the opportunity to… 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. 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

Oct 22 2021 to Oct 22 2021

Simulation October 22, 2021

Mariposa School of Skating is proud to offer a Simulation on October 22nd FEEDBACK:  All skaters will receive feedback from a Skate Canada Official (included in fee). VIDEO:  All participants will receive a video of their performance (included in fee) PHOTOGRAPHY: Action Photography will be taken during your performance.  These will be available for purchase from Mariposa's in house photographer Stephan Potopnyk.  If you would like additional photography by Stephan, please email GOLD AND SILVER MEMBERS: $30 +HST NON…
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Sep 08 2021 to Oct 06 2021

Fall Skating Skill Program 2021

Skill Development This program is designed by Mitch Islam for skaters wanting to improve their fundamental skating skills.These sessions develop and focus on technical fundamentals and quality skill development, edge work, power/speed, flow and turns. The program runs for Mondays for 4 weeks (STAR 5-10 & Competitive Skaters) and Wednesdays for 5 weeks (Synchro & Adult). This session is for figure skaters looking to enhance their skill development. Mariposa Code of Conduct and Expectations As a member of Mariposa School…
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Sep 07 2021 to Oct 08 2021

CanSkate Private Lessons

Canskate Private Lessons are designed to help skaters reach their goals by giving skaters personal attention in conjunction with the group instruction already provided. This program has limited enrollment. Our coaches at the Mariposa School of Skating are National Coach Certified level 1-5 and work with skaters from beginner to World and Olympic level. Lessons through this program are 15 minutes in duration and will be taught by a variety coaches set up by our Co-ordinator, Azure Dee Perkins…
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Sep 07 2021 to Oct 07 2021

Edge and Balance Series with Paul Matheson Sept-Oct 2021

Tuesday Turns and Transitions September 7th- October 5th 4:00-4:50 Allandale Recreation Centre Red Rink  Thursday's Crossovers September 9th- October 6th 4:00-4:50 Allandale Recreation Centre Blue Rink  All skaters must be registered with Skate Canada for the 2021/2022 season in addition to purchasing a Punch Card for sessions.  To purchase a Skate Canada Membership click: ‎ PLEASE NOTE:  All Edge & Balance classes have moved to a Punch Card system. This self-serve system allows for total scheduling flexibility. Buy a…
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Sep 07 2021 to Oct 07 2021

Fall 2021 STARSkate 5-10

  • Skaters will  have passed a STAR 4 Skating Test.
  • Session time allows for practice of Freeskate, Skills, Interpretive and Dance
  • Please be sure you have renewed your Skate Canada number with your club
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Sep 07 2021 to Oct 07 2021

Fall 2021 STARSkate 1-5

  • Skaters will  have passed CanSkate
  • Session time allows for practice of Freeskate, Skills, Interpretive and Dance
  • Please be sure you have renewed your Skate Canada number with your club
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Sep 07 2021 to Oct 08 2021

Fall Power Skating 2021

  • Program runs for 5 weeks
  • All skaters must pre-register for each class online and check-in in person
  • All sessions max 23 skaters
  • All sessions will be divided into groups according to the skaters level.
  • This program requires full equipment
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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 Sep 30 2021

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 —