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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

Sep 08 2022 to Oct 09 2022

Fall 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 Pre-Can program is designed with the young learner in mind.  Play based lessons with extra assistance and confidence building is a key component of this program.  Building a positive relationship with on-ice activities is instrumental in Skate 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 08 2022 to Oct 06 2022

Edge and Balance Plus: Acceleration

This program is under the direction of Paul Matheson
The program runs for 5 weeks.
Tuesday’s 4:00-4:50pm
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Sep 08 2022 to Oct 09 2022

Fall Canskate (Learn to Skate) 2022

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Skate 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. 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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Sep 07 2022 to Oct 05 2022

Fall Power Skating 2022

Program runs for 5 weeks

  • All skaters must pre-register for each class online and then check-in at desk upon arrival.
  • 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 07 2022 to Oct 05 2022

Advanced Competitive Program – Fall 2022

The Advanced Competitive program is an introduction to Competitive Singles Figure Skating.  This advanced program teaches the fundamentals and advanced technique for jumping & spinning, quality development of edge technique and continued enhancement of field moves.  This program also offers an off-ice component that teaches body development as it relates to figure skating, dry land jumping, flexibility and strength.
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Sep 06 2022 to Oct 04 2022

Edge and Balance Plus: Crossovers

This program is under the direction of Paul Matheson
The program runs for 5 weeks.
Tuesday’s 4:00-4:50pm
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Sep 06 2022 to Oct 06 2022

STARSkate 1-3 Fall 2022

The STAR 1-3 program offers the best-in-class figure skating curriculum in Canada, targeting athletes looking for a future in the sport. Instructed by Skate Canada NCCP coaches, the program introduces participants to the basic figure skating elements to create the foundation for singles, pairs, ice dance and synchronized skating.

  • All sessions will have an off-ice jump class
  • Lessons delivered for STAR 1-4 Skate Canada tests in Freeskate, Skills and Dance.
  • 45 minutes of group instruction delivered by a Mariposa coach per day.
  • Skaters will  have passed CanSkate stage 6 OR approved by Program Coordinator.
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Sep 06 2022 to Oct 04 2022

STARSkate 4-Gold Fall 2022

STAR 4-Gold is an assessment and event structure for skaters who completed the STAR 1-3 Program. This structure builds on the skills acquired in STAR 1-5 and introduces skaters to more advanced figure skating elements.
  • Skaters will  have passed a STAR 3 Skating Test
  • Session time allows for practice of Freeskate, Skills, Interpretive and Ice Dance
  • Test day
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Sep 01 2022 to May 19 2023

Day Ice 2022/2023

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 Membership suits skaters who are in Elementary School while Gold Memberships suit skaters in high school.  Weekly and Daily passes are for skaters travelling to Barrie to train for a limited amount of time. Ten Pack's are appropriate for skaters planning to skate once or twice per week.
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Aug 31 2022 to Jul 20 2023

Skate Canada Membership 2022-2023

Skate Canada Membership for skaters planning to represent the Mariposa School of Skating in the 2022/2023 season.  This fee is non-refundable.
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Jul 08 2022 to Aug 12 2022

Summer Simulation

Mariposa School of Skating is proud to offer simulation opportunities through the summer Simulations are clear ice opportunities for skaters to perform their solo's during our Summer School.
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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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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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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
— Shawn Bovair —