Several of our instructors are offering up private lessons. If you are interested in a private lesson, please reach out to them directly.
Halifax Nordic provides these names as a service to members. You should be a club-member to participate in private lessons on club-groomed trails. The club is not responsible for any activities related to private lessons. Payment arrangements are made directly with the coach.
Here is a list of instructors, their credentials and details about the lessons.
Name: Steve Chipman
Level of Instruction: Intermediate to advanced skate – my students should have the basics of free skate (weight transfer) and double pole. My teaching will start with learning one-skate and focus on body position, proper gliding and poling action. We will then move to two-skate, offset and diagonal skate while also covering step and skate turns, snowplow and downhill technique. Covering all these would require several lessons. If one lesson only, it would be one-skate which is the base of all skate techniques.
Experience: have taught xc skiing (both classic and skate) since 1976 (yes that’s right!) both in Toronto (High Park Ski Club) and NS (Martock and Halifax Nordic). Am a CANSI Level Two certified instructor.
Availability: on request either at one of Halifax Nordic’s groomed local sites or at Kouchibouguac, Miramichi and Bathurst (where my wife and I now do most of our skiing)
Fee:$25 for individual lesson (1.5 hrs) or $15 per person for a group of 2-5 (1.5 hrs) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Kat Kitching
Level of Instruction: Beginner to Adult
Experience I have 12 years’ experience teaching classic and skate-skiing, from beginner to advanced, am CANSI certified, and have some equipment available for loaning for lessons.
Availability: I am available most weeknights and weekends, along with Tuesday mornings and Friday all day.
Fee: Single lesson for Halifax Nordic Members: $40 for 75 minutes for 1-2 people
Single lesson for non-members: $55 for 75 minutes for 1-2 people. Please contact Kat for pricing for longer/multiple lessons, larger groups, and lessons including equipment. I also offer sliding scale for constrained budgets.
Name: Tom Soehl
Level of Instruction:NCCP Level 2
Experience: 10+ years instructing masters and junior skiers
Availability: evenings and weekends
Fee: 25.00 for 1.5 hours individual, 15.00 for grp 2-5 people 1.5 hours