Temporary Closure

Red Door Fencing is closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, consistent with guidance from USA Fencing and the Governor of Iowa, from this week. We hope to re-open again as soon as it is safe to do so.

We are working on some “fencing from home” options so our fencers can stay connected and engaged while we all do our part to help keep our communities healthy.

In the mean time, here are a few resources we’ve seen already:

Northwest Fencing Center (Portland, OR)
Follow on Instagram or Facebook for daily fencing & non-fencing athletic challenges

Academy of Fencing Masters (Bay Area, CA)
Blog with ideas for making a target & other ways to practice at home

COVID-19 Schedule Changes

Due to the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19, RDF is moving to private lessons only, effective immediately.

Club members, please check your emails for details and a link to the sign up platform.

In addition to doing extra cleaning and not sharing equipment, we are trying to minimize the number of people anyone comes in contact with by entering our club. We are a small club anyway, so we feel like this is a reasonable risk-management strategy. Hopefully obviously, if you or someone in your household might be sick or in a high-risk group, please stay home! If either of the coaches might be sick, we will close the club.

If you do not feel comfortable coming to the club, we completely understand and we will work directly with members to issue refunds or pause memberships, etc.

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Summer Schedule Tweaks

We have a few irregularities in our summer schedule, too!

Saturday, June 29-Saturday, July 6 – CLOSED – Coaches Kevin and Sarah will both be in Columbus, OH for Summer Nationals

No practice on Wednesdays and Saturdays in July – we will have our regular youth and teen/adult practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays

July 31-Aug. 2 – Youth Epee Camp with guest coach Gary Copeland of Northern Colorado Fencers

No youth practice Thurdsday, Aug. 1 (because camp) We will have teen/adult practice at the regular time.

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Summer Schedule Updates

We have a few tweaks to our schedule for July and August:

JULY 3-5 – CLOSED (we’ll be in St. Louis for Summer Nationals!)

July 18-20th – Youth Day Camp with guest coach Gary Copeland

Wednesday, AUGUST 1 – CLOSED

Wednesday, AUGUST 8 – CLOSED

NO SATURDAY PRACTICE IN AUGUST

We’re taking some time in August to relax and recharge, but we’ll be back to our full, regular schedule in September!