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We will be having another Edge and Balance Session in January. If you are interested in the program, please email info@skatemariposa.com to be added… 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

Jun 27 2022 to Jun 30 2022

45th Annual ON ICE Seminar

EARLY BIRD $375 + hst

Before March 1st 2022 (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

NEW THIS YEAR! 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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Feb 10 2022 to Mar 10 2022

Edge and Balance Plus: Backwards

This program is under the direction of Paul Matheson
The program runs for 5 weeks.
Thursday’s 4:00-4:50pm
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Oct 19 2021 to May 20 2022

Skill Technique & Cardio Skating Group Lessons

Tuesday Skill Technique This group lesson is designed by National and Olympic coaches for skaters wanting to improve their fundamental skating skills.The lessons develop and focus on technical fundamentals and quality skill development, edge work, power/speed, flow and turns. The lessons are included in Silver and Gold Memberships.  Skaters must reserve their spot on Punchpass 10 Pack skaters may purchase a pass and reserve their spot to participate in the group lessons.  Skaters must also reserve the 2:40 session to…
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Sep 01 2021 to May 21 2022

Day Ice 2021/2022

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 pass suits skaters currently in elementary school.  Gold Monthly passes suit skaters in high school and a Weekly pass suits skaters travelling to Barrie to train for a week or two. A Ten Pack suits skaters skating once or twice per week.  Please reach out to your coach to see what pass best suits your skating needs.
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Aug 31 2021 to Jul 20 2022

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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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 —