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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

Sep 09 2021 to Oct 07 2021

Fall CanSkate (Learn to Skate)2021

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport 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 09 2021 to Oct 10 2021

Fall Pre-Canskate (Learn to Skate)2021

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport 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 2021 to Oct 06 2021

Fall Skating Skill Program 2021

Skill Development This program is for skaters wanting to improve their fundamental skating skills. The program runs for 4 weeks on Mondays and 5 weeks on Wednesdays. 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…
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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: https://skatemariposa.com/product/skate-canada-membership-2021-2022/ ‎ 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
  • 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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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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Aug 10 2021 to Aug 26 2021

Team Mariposa Post-Pandemic Camp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday evenings through the month of August Let's get our tired muscles back to life in a fun-filled, team environment! No synchro experience necessary. With Coaches Mitch Islam and Amanda Masin & Special Guest from CMT Lotus Fitness, Chantel Off Ice  4-5pm or 5-6pm  (skaters would choose one of two sessions) August 10, 17, 24 & 26 On Ice 4-5pm August 12 & 19 All Levels welcome! Fees include: Coaching Ice Off ice Team Mariposa T-shirt Cost: $180 +…
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Jun 28 2021 to Aug 27 2021

Summer School Registration

PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Mariposa School of Skating offers one of the best summer skating programs in the world. By integrating both on and off ice classes into each training day the summer program is designed to help skaters of all levels reach their goals. We are very pleased to offer summer skating during this unprecedented time. Due to the exceptional circumstances this year, we have adjusted our training so that skaters are able to benefit the most from the time…
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Amazing coaches. Amazing facility. Always positive. Learning so much everyday!
— Kristen —