About Us

Welcome to Halifax Nordic! We have changed our name from Martock Nordic  and have a new site www.halifaxnordic.ca where we have full details on trails, membership and programs.  Our club  continues to grow this year with over 400  Nordic skiers who enjoy cross-country skiing.

Club activities:

Learn to ski Programs – youth and adult, cross-country  group instruction offered at McDonald Sports Park and Brunello Links – January to March.  Ski equipment rentals are available for youth registered in programs.  The club facilitates training for coaches and officials.

Trail-grooming -  volunteer groomers use club equipment to groom trails at the Bryan Scallion ski trails at McDonald Sport Park in Waverley, Graves-Oakley Memorial Park in Spryfield, the Links at Brunello Estates near Timberlea and at Dollar Lake Provincial Park near the Halifax airport.

Club events and races – Fun events to get people outside on cross-country skis:  Nordic Fest, Dollar Lake Loppet, night-races,  gear-swap, club trips to ski in New Brunswick, Cape Breton and beyond.  Competitve races to further the sports of biathlon and cross-country skiing: Ski for Steve, Provincial championship races.

Club governance

Board of Directors

MNSC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected at the Annual General Meeting held each spring.   Current Board members are:

  • Steve Chipman – President and Programs Director
  • Derek Estabrook –Vice-President and Communications Director
  • Susan McClure –Secretary and  Registration Director
  • Mark Campbell – Grooming Director
  • Lorenzo Caterini
  • Julian Marchant
  • Eric McIntyre
  • David Keefe
  • Deirdre Evans
  • Doug Theedom

MNSC is part of Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia, Biathlon Nova Scotia and Cross Country Canada

Club Mission:  to build a Community of active Nordic Skiers in the HRM & Martock