Many of our members along with the general public often get confused with the difference between the Barrie Skating Club (BSC) and the Mariposa School of Skating (Mariposa). The BSC is a non-profit Skate Canada sanctioned skating club which has been instructing Barrie’s youth for over 60 years. The BSC offers learn to skate to competitive programs as developed by Skate Canada for all those wishing to learn the skill of skating whether it be recreational, hockey, or figure skating. I For hockey enthusiasts, the BSC offers a number of Powerskating sessions throughout the year. The BSC’s various programs run from 4:00 pm to about 7 or 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and on Sundays.
The Mariposa school of skating is a privately owned skating school, which also operates out of the Allandale Recreation Centre through the day from 6:30 - 3:30. Mariposa also offers a number of programs on the shoulder seasons (Sept/early Oct and Apr/May) as well as a summer skate program, which allow some of the Barrie Skating Clubs skaters to extend their training beyond the October - March season for which the BSC operates. From time to time we will forward information through our social media outlets about program registrations at Mariposa that may be of interest to our members.