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Figure Skating Disciplines

Singles

Our singles program is designed for skaters that wish to excel in the world of competitive figure skating. This program is coached by national, World and Olympic level coaches. We offer specifically tailored on ice and off-ice programs to help skaters achieve their goals.

Under the Direction of Janice Morgan

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Dance

The competitive dance program has been a part of the Mariposa School of Skating since 1988. Every year from 1995 to present there have been medalists (including many champions) at the Canadian Championships. We service every level of dance team from pre-preliminary to Senior. More recently we have also provided programs for competitive solo dancers.

Under the direction Mitchell Islam

Pairs

The competitive pair program is a part of the Mariposa School of Skating. We service every level of Pair teams.  This program is designed for skaters that wish to excel in the world of competitive figure skating. This program is coached by national, World and Olympic level coaches. We offer specifically tailored on ice and off-ice programs to help skaters achieve their goals.

Under the Direction of Janice Morgan and Ryan Arnold

Learn to Skate

Mariposa offers Canskate in the Fall, Spring and Summer seasons for skaters who are interested in learning how to skate.

Canskate offers instruction for the very beginner skater to the fundamental skills required for figure skating and hockey.   There are six stages of the Canskate Program which focus on skills related to Balance, Control and Agility.  Skaters will learn Forward and Backward skills, edges, a variety of stops, cross overs and introductory figure skating movements.

Under the direction of Azure-Dee Perkins

Off Ice Training

Off Ice Conditioning

Monday

Train with Blais- Alternating between flexibility, core strength and balance, David Blais and staff offer specialized, intense training to take skaters to the next level.

Tuesday

HIIT with Amanda Trumble– Amanda Trumble is a certified Althletic Therapist who provides skaters with High Intensity Interval Training to maximize cardio, core strength and balance.

Thursday

Ballet and Movement with Carla Tucker from the Moving Art Centre.

Daily Off Ice Jump classes are also provided for all evening and summer programs

Also available:

  • Off Ice Jumps
  • Off Ice Harness
  • Personal Training
  • Work out room (18+ or supervised)

Figure Skating Programs

Programs are available for all levels at the Mariposa School of Skating. These programs currently available for registration.
Ongoing. Ends:July202023

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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Ongoing. Ends:May192023

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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Upcoming. Starts:March132023

March Break Camp Canskate & Figure Skating 2023

Activities vary from
  • Daily Group Lessons 2 hours (time is divided throughout the day)
  • Swimming,
  • Daily Dryland
Spend your March Break improving your skating while learning valuable physical development on land and ICE!
All participants must be 6 years old and up
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Upcoming. Starts:April102023

Bronze (Star 1-3) Spring 2023

The STAR 1-3 program offers the best-in-class figure skating curriculum in Canada, targeting athletes looking for a future in the sport. Instructed by Skate Canada NCCP coaches, the program introduces participants to the basic figure skating elements to create the foundation for singles, pairs, ice dance and synchronized skating.

  • All sessions will have an off-ice jump class
  • Lessons delivered for STAR 1-4 Skate Canada tests in Freeskate, Skills and Dance.
  • 45 minutes of group instruction delivered by a Mariposa coach per day.
  • Skaters will  have passed CanSkate stage 6 OR approved by Program Coordinator.
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Upcoming. Starts:April102023

Spring Canskate (Learn to Skate) 2023

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Skate 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. Canskaters must be 5 years of age OR passed stage one to do this program. Taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

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Upcoming. Starts:April102023

Spring Pre-Canskate (Learn to Skate) 2023

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Skate 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. Canskaters must be 5 years of age OR passed stage one to do this program. Taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Jr Academy

The Jr Academy is an introduction to Competitive Singles Figure Skating.  This stepping stone program teaches the fundamental mechanics of jumping & spinning, quality development of edge technique and continued enhancement of field moves.  This program also offers an off-ice component that teaches basic body development as it relates to figure skating, dry land jumping, flexibility and strength.
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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Silver (Star 3-5) Spring 2023

STAR 4-Gold is an assessment and event structure for skaters who completed the STAR 1-3 (Freeskate, Skills and Dance) Program. This structure builds on the skills acquired in STAR 1-5 and introduces skaters to more advanced figure skating elements.
  • Skaters will  have passed a STAR 3 Skating Test
  • Session time allows for practice of Freeskate, Skills, Interpretive and Ice Dance
  • Test day
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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Gold (Star 5- Gold) Spring 2023

STAR 4-Gold is an assessment and event structure for skaters who completed the STAR 1-3 (Freeskate, Skills and Dance) Program. This structure builds on the skills acquired in STAR 1-5 and introduces skaters to more advanced figure skating elements.
  • Skaters will  have passed a STAR 3 Skating Test
  • Session time allows for practice of Freeskate, Skills, Interpretive and Ice Dance
  • Test day
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Upcoming. Starts:April112023

Intro to Synchro

The Mariposa School of Skating is excited to once again host our Spring Intro to Synchro program to introduce our younger skaters to a different opportunity to train, perform and compete.
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Upcoming. Starts:April122023

Sr Academy

The Sr Academy is an introduction to Competitive Singles Figure Skating.  This advanced program teaches the fundamentals and advanced technique for jumping & spinning, quality development of edge technique and continued enhancement of field moves.  This program also offers an off-ice component that teaches body development as it relates to figure skating, dry land jumping, flexibility and strength.
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Upcoming. Starts:June262023

Annual ON ICE Seminar 2023

EARLY BIRD $375 + hst

Before March 1st 2023 (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

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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Upcoming. Starts:June262023

Annual ON ICE Seminar ADULT EDITION 2023

EARLY BIRD $375 + hst

Before March 1st 2023 (full payment required prior to March 1st)   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)
Register Now
Upcoming. Starts:July32023

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 
  • Blades On Ice Class Monday-Thursday (SILVER/GOLD, Competitive and Elite)
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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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