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Registration now open for 42nd Annual Seminar

Jun 25 2018 to Jun 29 2018

42nd Annual Seminar

Skaters and coaches of all levels are welcome to join our International, World, and Olympic coaching staff Doug Leigh, Robert Tebby, Michael Hopfes, Michelle Leigh, David Islam, Janice Morgan, Tugba Karademir, Paul Matheson, Kelly Johnson and guest coaches Elvis Stojko, Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam, and a surprise coach TBA.

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Why Mariposa School of Skating?

All ages & levels welcome

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

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

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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Jun 25 2018 to Jun 29 2018

42nd Annual Seminar

Skaters and coaches of all levels are welcome to join our International, World, and Olympic coaching staff Doug Leigh, Robert Tebby, Michael Hopfes, Michelle Leigh, David Islam, Janice Morgan, Tugba Karademir, Paul Matheson, Kelly Johnson and guest coaches Elvis Stojko, Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam, and a surprise coach TBA.

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Apr 09 2018 to May 12 2018

Spring Starskate 1-4

  • 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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Apr 09 2018 to May 12 2018

Spring 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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Apr 09 2018 to May 12 2018

Spring 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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Apr 09 2018 to May 12 2018

Spring 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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Apr 09 2018 to May 12 2018

Spring 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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Apr 03 2018 to May 03 2018

Spring Edge & Balance Development Program

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 Skating. Must be born between 2008 and 2012 to participate in this program. Program is limited to a maximum of 12 students. 5 Week Program $199.00 plus HST

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Apr 02 2018 to May 03 2018

Power Skating Program A

House League and Rep level hockey players Players can choose 2 or 4 day options Program runs for 5 weeks  

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Apr 02 2018 to May 03 2018

Power Skating Program B

A, AA, AAA level Players Players can choose 2 or 4 day options Program runs for 5 weeks  

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Mar 12 2018 to Mar 16 2018

March Break Camp – Figure Skating

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 March Break improving your skating while learning valuable life skills for home, on ice and in water!

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Mar 12 2018 to Mar 16 2018

March Break Camp – Hockey

March Break Schedule 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 March Break improving your skating while learning valuable life skills for home, on ice and in water!

  • On Ice sessions delivering Paul Matheson's Edge and Balance Program
  • Group instruction delivered by a Mariposa Coach per day.
  • Home Alone Certification (9years + will be certified)
  • Swim to Survive
  • Daily Fitness including dynamic warmup, yoga and flexibility classes
  • Maximum 10 participants per on ice program

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Mar 12 2018 to Mar 16 2018

March Break Camp – Canskate

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 March Break improving your skating while learning valuable life skills for home, on ice and in water!

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Jan 16 2018 to Mar 08 2018

Mariposa Enrichment

Enrichment offers programming in consultation with the Simcoe County District School Board to enrich skaters with common goals both on and off the ice. Enrichment includes ice time, coaching with Mariposa Guest Coaches and limited group sizes (maximum 12 skaters per day, 6 skaters per group). Each skater will receive a free gift from MySk8Coach. Enrichment is geared to athletes wishing to pursue higher levels of performance in ice sports. Delivery of important curriculum to enhance elementary school learning and athletic success in both on and off ice classes.

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Jan 11 2018 to Feb 08 2018

Hockey Edge & Balance Development

  • Players will be introduced to concepts such as inside and outside edges, both forwards and backwards, as well as 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 Skating that specialize in working with players of the specific age and level.
  • This program is for players born in the years 2008-2012.
Program cost is $199.00+hst and is limited to 12 skaters

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Sep 01 2017 to Jun 30 2018

Day Ice

Mariposa School of Skating has Day Time “Ticket Ice” available for skaters September – June. We operate Monday to Friday 6:30am – 3:30pm. Monthly, weekly, daily and session rates are available for skaters. All Monthly, Weekly, and Daily passes include unlimited ice and off-ice programming.

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Amazing coaches. Amazing facility. Always positive. Learning so much everyday!
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