Registration for club membership for the 2017-18 season is open on Zone 4 On-line Club and Program Registration.

Interested in coaching one of our youth programs  this winter?  Please contact Steve Chipman.(


This season we offer X-C programs for both Youth and Adults at Brunello Golf Course (Timberlea) and McDonald Sports Park  (Waverley). For youth we will run: Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits, Track Attack, Trailblazers  and Junior Racers.  For adults we will offer Beginner and Intermediate groups.

All program participants MUST have a Halifax Nordic Ski Club membership.



Youth Lessons

Saturdays, January 13 –  March 3 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m at Brunello (Timberlea) and McDonald Sport Park (Waverley).

  • Bunnyrabbits (4-5yrs) (To register “Bunnyrabbits/Jackrabbits”)
  • Jackrabbits (5-9yrs) (To register “Bunnyrabbits/Jackrabbits”)
  • Track Attack (10-13yrs),
  • Trailblazers (14-16yrs) – recommended for both those who have moved through the Jackrabbit/Track Attack programs, as well as newcomers to the sport (entry at age 14-16yrs). Although learning to train for fitness and local racing is a focus, Trailblazers welcomes everyone who likes to ski and have fun with similar aged peers – including non-racers.
  • Junior Racers (over 12yrs) – skiers who have progressed through Track Attack and want to ski stronger and faster and start racing.


Adult Lessons

January 13 –  February 17 at Brunello and McDonald Sport Park.


Beginner: introduction to skate skiing: free skate, double pole (including double poling on one ski as a progression to one-skate), snowplow, sidestep, step turn.

Saturday 9:45-10:45 at Brunello & McDonald Sport Park

Saturday 12:00 to 1:00 at Brunello


Intermediate: one-skate, two-skate, diagonal skate,offset, skate turn.

Saturday 9:45-11:00 at Brunello & McDonald Sport Park

Saturday 12:00 to 1:15 at Brunello


Program Fees:

  • Bunnyrabbits & Jackrabbits: $40 ($50 after Dec. 11).
  • Track Attack, Trailblazers & Junior Racers: $50 ($60 after Dec. 11).
  • Adult: $60 ($70 after Dec 11) 


Drop-in Option: Club members can join in on any class at Brunello or McDonald Sports Park: $20 per session payable in cash to the club through the instructor.

REGISTER NOW for all Programs – Prices will increase after Dec. 11, 2017.

You must become a Club member in order to register for programs.

Refund Policy: full refund possible before second lesson.

Individual Lessons or Classic Ski Lessons More Your Style? Some Martock Nordic club members may be unable to attend our scheduled weekend skate ski lessons or perhaps want instruction in classic skiing. We may be able to arrange a lesson for you at Brunello or McDonald Sport Park. Cost will be $30 per session per student. For further details contact Adult Program Director Steve Chipman at

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