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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 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 20 2020 to Nov 19 2020

Fall 2020 Edge and Balance Plus Series with Paul Matheson October-November 2020

Tuesday Turns and Transitions October 20th-November 17th 4:00-4:50 Allandale Recreation Centre Red Rink *In November this class moves to the Blue rink Thursday's Crossovers October 22nd-November 19th 4:00-4:50 Allandale Recreation Centre Red 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…
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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. Registration Fee  $874.95
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I have been bringing skaters to the Mariposa Seminar for 18 years. Every year is a fabulous experience for both my skaters as well as myself. It never ceases to amaze me how professional everyone is and how willing this team of coaches is to share information to both the skaters as well as the coaches at the seminar.
— Charleen Cameron, St. Margarets Bay Skating Club —