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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. 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

Jul 03 2023 to Aug 18 2023

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 
  • No Jump On Ice Class Monday-Thursday (SILVER/GOLD, Competitive and Elite)
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Sep 07 2022 to Oct 05 2022

Fall Power Skating 2022

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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Sep 01 2022 to May 19 2023

Day Ice 2022/2023

Mariposa School of Skating has Day Time “Ticket Ice” available for skaters September – June. We operate Monday to Friday 6:30am – 3:40pm. Monthly, weekly, daily and session rates are available for skaters. Typically, a Silver Membership suits skaters who are in Elementary School while Gold Memberships suit skaters in high school.  Weekly and Daily passes are for skaters travelling to Barrie to train for a limited amount of time. Ten Pack's are appropriate for skaters planning to skate once or twice per week.
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Aug 31 2022 to Jul 20 2023

Skate Canada Membership 2022-2023

Skate Canada Membership for skaters planning to represent the Mariposa School of Skating in the 2022/2023 season.  This fee is non-refundable.
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Jun 01 2022 to Feb 01 2023

Team Mariposa Synchro 2022/2023

Congratulations on being part of Team Mariposa 2022/2023! Please complete this registration form (ensure you add to cart and check out). If you choose to pay in full, please make that selection at the bottom of the page. If you choose to follow the payment plan, please visit the links provided for your team and enter your credit card information or bring post dated cheques into the Mariposa office by June 1st (Monday - Friday 8am-12pm)  You must still complete…
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Over the past 2 years our hockey team has participated in Mariposa’s skating program as part of our team development. I have observed immediate and long term results from each of our players edges, agility and Transitions. The results have been remarkable and as a coach I firmly believe in the skill of skating as critical foundation to any player. We will continue to invest our teams development money with Mariposa now and in the future. Mariposa’s staff is world class and nothing compares to the Team Edge and Balance Program! Shawn Bovair Head Coach Barrie Minor Hockey Minor Atom AA Shawn Bovair Police Constable #7473 Operational Support Division - Crime Prevention Unit
— Shawn Bovair —