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About Barrie

Simcoe County’s own City of Barrie continues to be one of Canada’s fastest growing and dynamic cities. An expansive beach-lined waterfront overlooking Kempenfelt Bay, numerous restaurants and exciting nightlife only begin to cover what Barrie has to offer – and that’s only within the city! Barrie is located at the heart of it all, central to Toronto, cottage-country, unbeatable skiing and picturesque wilderness, and a half hour from some of Ontario’s most sought-after destinations. Experience our historic downtown, relax in one of our many beautiful parks and indulge in any of our exciting events and you’ll see what everyone else has been talking about!

The nearest airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ – 1 hour south of Barrie.

The City of Barrie is approximately:

Short Term Accommodations

These local hotels and resorts offer special rates for skaters, large groups and their families. Be sure to ask for Mariposa School of Skating Rates.

  • Four Points by Sherdian 1-705-733-8989 ext 2 or 1-866-335-8989
  • Georgian Summer Suites 1-705-722-5190
  • Hampton Inn & Suites 1-705-719-9666 or 1-866-613-0066
  • Holiday Inn 1-877-728-6191 ext.0
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Barrie 1- 705-737-9999

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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 —