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Programs October to March

Evening and weekend Learn to Skate (Canskate) Figure Skating and Power Skating between the months of October to March will be provided by the… Read More

FALL PRE CAN AND CANSKATE

We have had an overwhelming response to our Fall programs this year. There is limited space remaining for PRE CAN & CANSKATE ON SATURDAY and… Read More

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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. W

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

Upcoming. Starts:February162023

Edge and Balance Plus: Turning & Transitions

This program is under the direction of Paul Matheson
The program runs for 5 weeks.
Thursday 4:00-4:50pm
THERE WILL BE NO EDGE & BALANCE ON THE MARCH BREAK
Out of Stock
Upcoming. Starts:March132023

Hockey March Break Camp 2023

Activities vary from
  • Daily Lessons with Paul Matheson 1 hour
  • Power Skating 1 hour
  • Swimming
  • Daily Dryland
Spend your March Break improving your skating while learning valuable physical development on land and ICE! 6 years old and up
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Upcoming. Starts:March132023

March Break Camp Canskate & Figure Skating 2023

Activities vary from
  • Daily Group Lessons 2 hours (time is divided throughout the day)
  • Swimming,
  • Daily Dryland
Spend your March Break improving your skating while learning valuable physical development on land and ICE!
All participants must be 6 years old and up
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Upcoming. Starts:April102023

Power Skating

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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Upcoming. Starts:April102023

Bronze (Star 1-3) Spring 2023

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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Upcoming. Starts:April102023

Spring Canskate (Learn to Skate) 2023

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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Upcoming. Starts:April102023

Spring Pre-Canskate (Learn to Skate) 2023

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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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Edge and Balance Plus: Acceleration

This program is under the direction of Paul Matheson
The program runs for 5 weeks.
Thursday 4:00-4:50pm
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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Jr Academy

The Jr Academy is an introduction to Competitive Singles Figure Skating.  This stepping stone program teaches the fundamental mechanics of jumping & spinning, quality development of edge technique and continued enhancement of field moves.  This program also offers an off-ice component that teaches basic body development as it relates to figure skating, dry land jumping, flexibility and strength.
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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Silver (Star 3-5) Spring 2023

STAR 4-Gold is an assessment and event structure for skaters who completed the STAR 1-3 (Freeskate, Skills and Dance) 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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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Gold (Star 5- Gold) Spring 2023

STAR 4-Gold is an assessment and event structure for skaters who completed the STAR 1-3 (Freeskate, Skills and Dance) 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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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Intro to Synchro

The Mariposa School of Skating is excited to once again host our Spring Intro to Synchro program to introduce our younger skaters to a different opportunity to train, perform and compete.
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Upcoming. Starts:April122023

Sr Academy

The Sr Academy 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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Upcoming. Starts:April132023

Edge and Balance Plus: x-overs

This program is under the direction of Paul Matheson
The program runs for 5 weeks.
Thursday 4:00-4:50pm
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Upcoming. Starts:June262023

Annual ON ICE Seminar 2023

EARLY BIRD $375 + hst

Before March 1st 2023 (full payment required prior to March 1st)

March 1st $425 + HST

Space is limited and on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Coaches $80 + HST

club initiative

When a club sends 5 skaters to the seminar- they can send 2 coaches FOR FREE! The Mariposa Seminar is an informative and motivational week for coaches and skaters to learn new techniques or train existing ones.  The seminar runs daily 8am-5pm  with on and off ice classes.  Each day is a different lesson for the skaters and coaches as well as the opportunity to mingle and interact with participating skaters and coaches. Daily group lessons cover:
  • Jump and Spin Technique
  • Edge, Turn and Artistic Classes
  • Ballet, Dance, Flexibility and Strength
  • Off ice Jump class
  • Lecture series
Daily group lessons cover dynamic warm-up, jumps, spins and edges while choreography, ballet, flexibility and strength classes are rotated throughout the week to enhance your skater's training. (Video recording of the sessions is permitted) Additionally, there is extra ice that you can purchase if your skater would like to practice what they have learned during the day. While there are no group lessons during this extra time, some Mariposa coaches may be available for private lessons. For lessons please contact the coaches directly. (see coaches tab)
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Upcoming. Starts:June262023

Annual ON ICE Seminar ADULT EDITION 2023

EARLY BIRD $375 + hst

Before March 1st 2023 (full payment required prior to March 1st)   The Mariposa Seminar is an informative and motivational week for coaches and skaters to learn new techniques or train existing ones.  The seminar runs daily 8am-5pm  with on and off ice classes.  Each day is a different lesson for the skaters and coaches as well as the opportunity to mingle and interact with participating skaters and coaches. Daily group lessons cover:
  • Jump and Spin Technique
  • Edge, Turn and Artistic Classes
  • Ballet, Dance, Flexibility and Strength
  • Off ice Jump class
  • Lecture series
Daily group lessons cover dynamic warm-up, jumps, spins and edges while choreography, ballet, flexibility and strength classes are rotated throughout the week to enhance your skater's training. (Video recording of the sessions is permitted) Additionally, there is extra ice that you can purchase if your skater would like to practice what they have learned during the day. While there are no group lessons during this extra time, some Mariposa coaches may be available for private lessons. For lessons please contact the coaches directly. (see coaches tab)
Register Now
Upcoming. Starts:July32023

Summer School Registration 2023

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 BRONZE 
  • Blades On Ice Class Monday-Thursday (SILVER/GOLD, Competitive and Elite)
Register Now
Upcoming. Starts:August82023

Summer Hockey Skating Camp 2023

Activities vary from
  • Daily Lessons with a skating expert trained by Paul Matheson
  • Daily Dryland
Spend your summer improving your skating while learning valuable physical development on land and ICE! 6 years old and up
Register Now

Have more questions? Just ask us!

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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 —