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Spring School 2021

Spring School 2021 All sessions will be open for registration Monday, March 22nd. Please follow our website and all social media platforms   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

Apr 06 2021 to May 11 2021

Spring 2021 Edge and Balance

Sold Out This program is under the direction of Paul Matheson The program runs for 6 weeks. Tuesday's 4:00-4:50pm April 6th-May 11th, 2021 Each session will have two certified Mariposa instructors on it and is guaranteed to have Paul Matheson as one of the instructors a minimum of four of the five sessions. Each session will also be divided into groups based on age/level to ensure athletes are in their ideal learning environment. Limited to a maximum of 10 students.…
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Apr 05 2021 to May 13 2021

Spring 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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Apr 05 2021 to May 15 2021

Spring 2021 Starskate 1-5

  • Skaters will  have passed Canskate stage 5
  • Lessons delivered for STAR 1-5 Skate Canada Tests in Freeskate, Skills and Dance.
  • 30 minutes of group instruction delivered by a Mariposa Coach per day.
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Apr 05 2021 to May 13 2021

Spring Power Skating 2021

  • Program runs for 5 weeks
  • Program runs 2 days a week
  • 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.
 
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Apr 05 2021 to May 12 2021

Spring 2021 Skating Skill Program

Skill Development This program is for skaters wanting to improve their fundamental skating skills. The program runs for 6 weeks. April 5th-May 13th, 2021 Monday STAR 5 + Competitive Skaters Wednesday Synchro + Adult Skaters This program gives skaters the opportunity to develop their skating skills. This session is for skaters Star 5-10, Synchro Skaters, Adult skaters, Looking for skill development. These sessions develop and focus on technical fundamentals and quality skill development, Edgework, Power/speed, Flow, and Turns This program…
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Apr 01 2021 to Apr 29 2021

Off Ice Training on Zoom April

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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Aug 01 2020 to Aug 31 2021

Skate Canada Membership 2020-2021

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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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 —