About Us

Halifax Ultimate is a registered not-for-profit with the goal of providing affordable and fun Ultimate for the residents of HRM. We offer one of the lowest cost organized sports in Halifax.

We offer multiple leagues all year-round at various fields, fieldhouses, gyms, and all-weather turf facilities in the Halifax area. In the summer, we play on grass (e.g. South Commons, Graves Oakley, Ravenscraig, Ecole Secondaire du Sommet, Westmount, and Rockingstone) and turf (e.g. Burnside All Weather Turf, Mainland Common). In the fall, winter, and spring seasons, our leagues are indoors on court (e.g. Canada Games Centre) or turf (e.g. BMO Soccer Centre).

Our Vision

To make quality & spirited Ultimate available in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Our Mission


Halifax Ultimate recognizes sportsmanship, fair play and rule knowledge are integral to providing quality ultimate. Halifax Ultimate also recognizes the importance of fun and being social.

Diversity of Offerings

Halifax Ultimate will strive to offer a variety of playing and non-playing opportunities for all age groups and skills levels.  Halifax Ultimate will deliver learning opportunities for members of any skill level to get better. League offerings will focus on inclusiveness allowing members opportunities to play several times per week year round.

Sustainable Capacity

Halifax Ultimate will work with stakeholders to meet the playing and practice needs of its membership. Halifax Ultimate will also focus on activities to raise the profile of the organization.

Member Satisfaction

Halifax Ultimate wants to ensure its members (and potential members) are satisfied with its offerings.  Halifax Ultimate wants to offer members opportunities to play at ‘their’ skill level. This includes activities that are transparent, inclusive, ethical and fair.


Halifax Ultimate recognizes that having an engaged group of volunteers is the key to its future success.

Player Skills Development

Halifax Ultimate will deliver learning opportunities for players of every skill level to improve.


Halifax Ultimate will make Ultimate accessible to anyone who wants to take part.

Learn more about our Inclusivity Policy here.

Strategic Plan

Halifax Ultimate went through a Strategic Planning process to set the overall goals of the organization and articulate a plan to achieve them.

The most recent planning session was held in August 2021 and resulted in the 2021-22 Plan. Click this link to view.


In support of the Mission of Halifax Ultimate, cluster committees have been established.  These are led by a Board Member and open to any member of Halifax Ultimate contribute. The committees are as follows:


The Operations Committee oversees and consults on the operational policies and procedures of Halifax Ultimate. The committee oversees HU employees, including the League Coordinator(s), Tournament Director(s), and volunteers; and consults on recruiting and hiring staff.

 Communications, Marketing, and PR 

The Communications, Marketing, and PR Committee oversees and consults on the public face of HU that keeps the community informed and up to date. The committee supports HU staff with communications relating to HU league offerings, special events, changes to the existing calendar & schedule, as well as communicating the strategic goals and initiatives set by the board.


 Membership and Inclusivity

The Membership Committee monitors and analyzes the full makeup of the HU membership over time, and suggests league changes to the Operations Committee. The committee will aim to ensure fairness and equity for all members, while focusing on maintaining and implementing policies and practices that create an environment for people from equity-seeking groups to come to, play in, and volunteer.

Volunteers Make Halifax Ultimate

Halifax Ultimate was built by ultimate players that volunteered their time and skills to make something amazing. We continue to build ultimate in Halifax through the hard work of our community.  Do you have some time or skills to volunteer?


League Coordinators

Kelsey Hayden & James McKenna

James has been playing ultimate competitively for about 12 years, including as a player and captain on both Warriors of Rad and Red Circus Ultimate. In the past, he was a member of the Disc NS board and coached the Nova Scotia Blues Junior women’s team. James’ favorite HU league teams he has ever played with were Fiji Mermaids, an open league draft team from 2012, and Prom Date, a summer team in 2014-2016.

Kelsey has been playing ultimate for about 7 years. She has been playing with Salty since 2018 and Stello (a women’s masters team) since 2023. She writes part-time for Ultiworld and loves traveling to play and watch ultimate. Her favorite HU league team was Huck Dynasty, her first Halifax summer team that got her “hooked.”

You can contact them via: info@halifaxultimate.ca

Board of Directors

The board of directors for 2023-2024 are:

Kaitlyn Baillie


Kaitlyn started playing Ultimate in 2016 when she was asked to join the Saucerheads and fell in love with the sport at first flick. She has been playing Ultimate at least once a week since 2016 and her favourite format is 4v4. Off the field Kaitlyn works in occupational health and safety and spends her free time sewing, hiking, and playing the occasional video game.

Brent Wallace


Brent started playing ultimate at Mount A in 2015. Moving to Halifax in 2017, he joined Red Circus and is currently a captain. He has captained Madhouse and played on Anchor.

Brent works in human resources, and he enjoys spending time with friends and exploring the city outside of work.

Greg Thomson


Greg started playing Ultimate in 2006 (because he was perceived as being fast) as a member of Strangelove (Halifax Ultimate’s longest running team) and played the summer seasons for the first five years. Greg’s main Ultimate goal is the post game drink/ season-ending parties.

Greg has varied interests outside of Ultimate including teaching part time at several local universities and working at b4checkin.  He also does significant volunteering with Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, Saint Mary’s University and Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Greg is also a competitive runner and is always open to anyone joining him. (He runs around the SouthEnd at 7am daily.)  He also is obsessed with professional tennis (Serena & Rafa) and follows most professional sports.

Donnie Hartigan

Board Member

Donnie started playing ultimate in 2007 when he was recruited out of the bleachers to fill in on a short roster. The cleats were in the Jeep waiting for the opportunity. Long time member of the Disc Jockeys and Joey Fist Pumps.
Outside of ultimate he works in the Insurance Industry and enjoys the outdoors. His other passion is golf. Is there a way to combine ultimate and golf… wait!?!

Jeff Pardy

Board Member

Jeff began playing ultimate in 2004. He found himself hooked by the sport immediately, playing in HURL 3 times a week and practicing with Red Circus that year. Since that time, frisbee has taken him all over the country, as he has competed in CUCs 3 times and CUUCs 5 times.Jeff played in Newfoundland for a number of years in various leagues, as well as with competitive teams there. He started the ultimate program at Memorial University with Greer Hunt, and was also involved with coaching and promoting grade school ultimate across Newfoundland as both a coach and an organizer. Jeff has previously served on both the MAUL and MZU board in Newfoundland. 

This past season he played in the HU summer league with Nasty Stacks, and also played with Madhouse. He is excited to have the opportunity to give back to the league that has given him so much.

Brodie Fitzgerald

Board Member

Brodie began playing Ultimate at the age of 10, after one of her family member’s brought the sport to her hometown. She’s been addicted ever since! After her varsity days playing at Nipissing University, she moved from city to city, province to province, joining the ultimate community wherever she went! She was amazed to see the talent grow and is blessed to be a part of such a humble, fun and kind sport.

If you don’t see Brodie on the field, giggling her way through the game, you might see see her with a camera glued to her hand! Brod’s in love with photography and all things social media, so next time you see her, smile for the camera! 😀