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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

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 11 2018 to Dec 13 2018

Mariposa Enrichment

This program is designed to help prepare skaters for competitive skating in a group environment.

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Sep 10 2018 to Oct 01 2018

Monday Edge and Balance Born 2009-2013

Monday September 10- October 1, 2018 This program is for skaters born between the years 2009-2013 Players will be introduced to concepts such as inside and outside edges, both forwards and backwards, as well as the ability to connect different directions and edges This Program is designed by Paul Matheson. Exercises are based around detailed repetitions and progressions that will allow the player to build a solid foundation of basic skills. Each session will be conducted by two instructors from…

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Sep 06 2018 to Oct 06 2018

Fall Pre Canskate

Pre Canskate is designed to teach skaters the fundamentals of Balance, Agility and Control. Pre Canskate is a fun environment with bright colours and age appropriate teaching aids. As skater begin to be able to get up and move without assistance, they will be moved to a group within the canskate session to allow them to progress at their own pace.  In the Pre Canskate program it is our goal to teach skaters independence by being able to get up on their own and balance without assistance while providing a fun and safe atmosphere for them to learn.

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Sep 06 2018 to Oct 04 2018

Thursday Edge and Balance Born 2009-2013

This program is for skaters born between the years 2009-2013 Players will be introduced to concepts such as inside and outside edges, both forwards and backwards, as well as the ability to connect different directions and edges This Program is designed by Paul Matheson. Exercises are based around detailed repetitions and progressions that will allow the player to build a solid foundation of basic skills. Each session will be conducted by two instructors from the internationally renowned Mariposa School of…

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Sep 04 2018 to Oct 04 2018

Fall Starskate 4-10

  • Skaters will  have passed a STAR 4 Skating Test.
  • Session time allows for practice of Freeskate, Skills, Interpretive and Dance
  • 15 minute stroking session per session

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Sep 04 2018 to Oct 04 2018

Fall Starskate 1-3

  • Skaters will  have passed Canskate stage 6
  • Lessons delivered for STAR 1-4 Skate Canada Tests in Freeskate, Skills and Dance.
  • 1 hour of group instruction delivered by a Mariposa Coach per day.

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Sep 04 2018 to Oct 07 2018

Fall Canskate Elite

New Program! Skaters interested in figure skating will be exposed to more ice usage, new elements, patterns and skills while continuing to work towards completing their canskate badges in a group lesson format.  This program is designed to help skaters fast track into the Starskate Program. Skaters will begin to learn different disciplines such as freeskate, dance and skills

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Sep 04 2018 to Oct 04 2018

Fall Power Skating Program B

A, AA, AAA REP level Players Program runs for 5 weeks Tuesday and Thursdays Only 7:00pm-8:00pm Mariposa School of Skating is committed to providing sessions that possess the optimal training environment. We believe strongly that limiting session participants and maintaining our coach to player ratio is critical to the players ability to improve and wish to ensure that the players that have registered are getting maximum attention and value for their session. If a session is not full there may…

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Sep 04 2018 to Oct 04 2018

Fall Power Skating Program A

Monday session has a make up day Friday September 7, 6:00-7:00 pm House League level hockey players Program runs for 5 weeks Monday's and Wednesday's only 7:00pm-8:00pm Mariposa School of Skating is committed to providing sessions that possess the optimal training environment. We believe strongly that limiting session participants and maintaining our coach to player ratio is critical to the players ability to improve and wish to ensure that the players that have registered are getting maximum attention and value…

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Sep 04 2018 to Oct 02 2018

Tuesday Edge and Balance Born 2009-2013

 September 4- October 2, 2018 This program is for skaters born between the years 2009-2013 Players will be introduced to concepts such as inside and outside edges, both forwards and backwards, as well as the ability to connect different directions and edges This Program is designed by Paul Matheson. Exercises are based around detailed repetitions and progressions that will allow the player to build a solid foundation of basic skills. Each session will be conducted by two instructors from the…

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Jul 06 2018 to Aug 17 2018

Summer Off-Ice Jumps

This session provides an excellent opportunity to work on the jump technique that skaters learn on ice.

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Jul 03 2018 to Aug 16 2018

Summer Ballet/Dance

Ballet is an integral part of any skaters’ off-ice program, enhancing balance, flexibility, line and strength. Classes will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Allandale Recreation Centre – Studio with Alexandra Paul.

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Jul 02 2018 to Aug 17 2018

Summer School

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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Jul 02 2018 to Aug 17 2018

Summer Camp

The Mariposa March Break camp is the only skating camp in the area to offer multi sport participation from Olympic and World level coaches.  Hosted at the Allandale Recreation Centre, a state of the art facility which offers a multitude of recreation and training services.  Spend your summer improving your physical development while learning valuable skills on land, on ice and in water! **STARTING JULY 30-August 17 The Mariposa Summer camp will be held at HOLLY RECREATION CENTER**  

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Mar 17 2018 to Oct 07 2018

Fall Canskate

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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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
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