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Paul Matheson

Paul Matheson
  • NCCP Level 3
  • Email Paul
  • 705-722-3414
  • Dance, Stroking, Hockey

Co-Owner of Mariposa School of Skating

NCCP  Certified National Coach
20+ years skating instruction experience
St Johns Ambulance Standard First Aid Certified

As a full time skating instructor for over 20 years I have been fortunate to be able to work with elite athletes both in hockey and figure skating. My unique role at the Internationally renowned Mariposa School of Skating is that of a specialty coach dealing only with edges, power, and skating technique for skaters of all levels and ages.

My figure skating coaching resume includes an extensive list of national, international, and Olympic level skaters that have come to me to improve their basic skating and edges.  As a long time hockey player I have taken this skating experience and knowledge and applied it to the game of hockey to help produce players that are not only faster but more balanced and agile.

I am a believer in the concept of developing “individual skill”, and to do that effectively I prefer to work with individuals or very small groups of two or three.  The instruction I try to present is effectively tailored to that specific skaters needs rather than attempting to improve individuals in a large group environment where the information presented is general.  I enjoy the challenge of helping players of all ages and levels and currently help skaters from the age of 5 to 25, from house league to NHL.

Paul’s Figure skating specialties include: spiral sequences, edge power, step sequences and turns, overall skating technique, power stroking and footwork

  • Coach of National, International, and Olympic competitors
  • 7 Time National competitor (3 years at the Senior Level)
  • Co-founder of
  • Conducted numerous seminars across Canada
  • Coached at numerous Canadian championships

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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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