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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.

Canskate is offered through the Barrie Skating Club from October 15th to March.  Please visit their website for more information.

Under the direction of Azure-Dee Perkins

Off Ice Training

Off Ice Conditioning

Monday

Hip Hop with Dwayne “Boneless” Gulston

Top 16 Finalist of “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”
Choreographer / Dancer
Comp: Mayhem Bros/ Finest

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

Strength and Conditioning with Emir Ercan (CSEP-CST)  from Mind to Muscle Strength and Conditioning | Mind To Muscle

(Elite and Ice Dance/Pairs Dave Blais)

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:August312024

Skate Canada Membership 2023-2024

Skate Canada Membership for skaters planning to represent the Mariposa School of Skating in the 2023/2024 season.  This fee is non-refundable.
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Ongoing. Ends:June282024

Annual ON ICE Seminar ADULT EDITION 2024

EARLY BIRD $399 + hst

Before March 1st 2024 (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 with a fluctuating schedule during the day 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:July22024

Summer School (Training Camp) 2024

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 Package includes:
  • 30 minutes off ice jumps Monday-Thursday
  • 2 Sessions
  • 4 off ice conditioning classes
  • Group lessons Monday-Thursday for BRONZE
  • Blades On Ice Class Monday-Thursday (SILVER, GOLD and Elite)

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Upcoming. Starts:July22024

Summer Camp (Canskate, Figure and Hockey Skating) 2024

The Mariposa Summer camp is the only skating camp in the area to offer multi sport participation. 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!      
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Upcoming. Starts:July22024

Summer Supervision for Bronze, Silver Skaters 2024

This program is for BRONZE or SILVER Summer School Skaterss who would like 1/2 Day or Full Day supervision in the Mariposa Summer Camp in addition to their program.  The Mariposa Summer camp is the only skating camp in the area to offer multi sport participation. 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!      
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Upcoming. Starts:July32024

Summer Pre-Canskate; Canskate 2024

Pre-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. Pre-Canskaters must be 2-4 years of age.  If your child is under 6 years of age and has completed the PreCanskate Ribbon, they may register for the CANSKATE program.

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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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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