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Mariposa Seminar 2020

MARIPOSA SEMINAR IS GOING VIRTUAL  MISSION:POSSIBLE! Join us! June 22nd-26th, 2020 Mariposa School of Skating 44th Annual Seminar is going VIRTUAL!   Seminar will include,… Read More

COVID-19 update May 15th, 2020

To our Mariposa skaters and families, please take some time to read the following information from Skate Ontario regarding Doug Ford’s announcement about Phase… Read More

Spring School COVID-19

  Unfortunately we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone some of our Spring School Programs. As of now the program affected… Read More

Spring School 2020

* as of March 18th, 2020 With the evolving scenario that is the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that Spring School will be… Read More


Skate Canada Sanctioned Activities Suspended due to COVID-19 Dear members and registrants, Following up on the communication dated March 13, 2020, regarding Skate Canada’s… 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 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

Jun 01 2020 to Jun 20 2020

Off Ice Training during Isolation June 2020

Mariposa continues to provide five classes per week focusing on both physical and mental aspects of training so skaters are prepared to return to the ice when arenas are finally opened again.  In order to provide renumeration to our facilitators for their time, we are implementing a "pay what you can" payment approach for classes to respect the fact that some families will be more financially affected by the COVID-19 situation than others. It is very important for all of…
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Jun 08 2020 to Jun 09 2020

Hip Hop with Jaymee Turner

Join us for a Hip Hop class with Jaymee Turner! Registration Closes june 7 at 3 pM Jaymee Tyreese Gladstone Turner was born in Etobicoke, Ontario and started dancing at the age of eleven, training in the styles of hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, modern and acrobatics. Jaymee later moved to Barrie, ON, where he attended Barrie School of Dance until he was eight-teen. He is currently in his third-year of York University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Dance Honours program. Jaymee…
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Jun 22 2020 to Jun 26 2020


GUEST COACHES Brian Orser, Katelyn Osmond, Rebekah Dixon and Mariposa Team Classes. The Mariposa Seminar is an informative and motivational week for coaches and skaters to learn new techniques or train existing ones.  The Virtual seminar runs 11-1 EST and 2-4 EST Monday to Friday  with off ice classes.  Each day is a different lesson for the participants.  Daily group lessons cover dynamic warm-up, off ice jumps, off ice spins, off ice turns and ballet, flexibility and strength and mental…
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Jun 29 2020 to Aug 14 2020

Summer School 2020

Skaters and coaches of all levels are welcome to join our International, World, and Olympic coaching staff.  Our summer program includes on and off ice sessions, group lessons and training environment that has been home to Olympic and World medallist’s.
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Kudos to Mariposa! While you continue to provide 'standard of excellence' your seminar encompassed a healthy and positive atmosphere. No matter the age, the home club location, it was all so heart warming to watch figure skaters on the ice working so hard.
— Gwen —