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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

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

Hip Hop with Dwayne “Boneless” Gulston

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

Ballet and Movement with Carla Tucker & Kieren Day 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: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:May312024

Day Ice (Memberships/Passes/Drop In)

Mariposa School of Skating has Day Time “Ticket Ice” available for skaters September – June. We operate Monday to Friday 6:30am – 3:40pm. (Please check daily schedule for availability) Monthly, weekly, daily and session rates are available for skaters. Ten Pack's are available for skaters planning to skate once or twice per week.
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Upcoming. Starts:March112024

March Break Camp Canskate Camp; Figure Skating 2024

Activities vary from
  • Daily Group Lessons 2 hours (time is divided throughout the day)
  • Swimming,
  • Daily Dryland

** New ** Thursday Taylor Swift Camp

** New ** Friday Karate Theme Camp

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
Out of Stock
Upcoming. Starts:April82024

Spring Pre-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. Taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

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Upcoming. Starts:April82024

Spring Canskate 2024

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. If your child is under 6 and has received their CANSKATE RIBBON they may register for Canskate. Taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

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Upcoming. Starts:April82024

Spring Starskate (Bronze, Silver, Gold)

Starskate is Skate Canada's Figure Skating program designed to introduce skaters to a series of evaluation and performance opportunities as they progress through 10 Star levels to their Gold tests.  You will find BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD sessions here. There are four disciplines in Starskate which are designed to help develop a well rounded skater.
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Upcoming. Starts:June242024

Annual ON ICE Seminar 2024

EARLY BIRD $399 + hst

Before March 1st 2024 (full payment required prior to March 1st)

March 1st $450 + 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 with scheduled on and off ice classes. 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. 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 (ticket 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:June242024

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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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 —