Due to the spread of Covid-19, we’re adjusting our schedule in response to changing local conditions. The plan is for any changes to go into effect at the beginning of the month and for the schedule to stay the same for at least the whole month.

July-October 2021 Schedule

Tuesdays:

5:30-8:30 pm – Private lessons by appointment

Wednesdays:

6:00-8:30 pm – Private lessons by appointment

Thursdays:

5:30-7:00 pm- Private lessons by appointment
7:00-8:30 pm- Group class/bouting

Saturdays*:

9:00-11:00 am – Private lessons by appointment
11:00 am-12:00 pm – Group class/bouting

*We will not offer lessons on Oct. 3, Oct. 9, and Oct. 30 as both coaches will be out of town for competitions. The club will be open for bouting at the usual time on those days.

We are closed Saturday, July 24th.

Unless otherwise noted, masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated. With the summer heat, we may drop the group mask requirement when everyone in the group is vaccinated (which seems likely to occur). However, we encourage folks to fence at least a few bouts with their coronavirus mask as long as it’s required for tournaments. Update: Beginning August 1, masks are once again required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

March-June 2021 Schedule

Tuesdays:
5:30-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment (both in-person and online lessons available – email us for the link to the sign-up)

Wednesdays:
6:00-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment

Thursdays:
5:30-7:00 – Private lessons by appointment (both in-person and online)
7:00-8:30 – Small group class (masks required)

Saturdays:
9:00-12:00 – Private lessons by appointment

Masks are REQUIRED. However, we are making plans to phase out mask requirements as more people are vaccinated. We will let everyone know before any changes are implemented.

We have also been doing occasional, one-off group practices some weekends, based on age and skill level. Members, check your email and the white board at the club! We hope to add more regular group practices this summer and fall.

Update: As of April 29, both coaches are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

Update: As of June 1, masks are no longer required in private lessons or for family/spectators if you are fully vaccinated. We are still wearing masks during group classes because not everyone is fully vaccinated yet. Us coaches are still wearing masks in lessons with kids who are too young to be vaccinated and we are happy to wear masks with anyone else who would feel more comfortable that way.

October 2020-February 2021 Schedule

Tuesdays:
5:30-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment (both in-person and online lessons available – email us for the link to the sign-up)

Wednesdays:
6:00-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment (in-person only)

Thursdays:
5:30-7:00 – Private lessons by appointment (both in-person and online)
7:00-8:30 – Small group class (masks required, capped at 7 participants)

Saturdays:
9:00-10:30 – Private lessons by appointment (in-person only)

Masks are REQUIRED. Virtual lessons are also available – sign up like normal and just let us know that you want your lesson to be online!

We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Edit: In compliance with the governor’s order, group practice Thursday, Nov. 19 is canceled.

August & September 2020 Schedule

Tuesdays:
5:30-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment (both in-person and online lessons available – email us for the link to the sign-up)

Wednesdays:
5:30-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment (in-person only)

Thursdays:
5:30-7:00 – Private lessons by appointment (both in-person and online)
7:00-8:00 – Small group class (masks required, capped at 6 participants)
8:00-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment (in-person and online)

Saturdays:
9:00-10:30 – Private lessons by appointment (in-person only)

Masks are strongly encouraged, but we’re not requiring them for lessons at this time. Masks are required on Thursdays when we have more people in and out of the building due to the small group class. It is a good idea to learn to fence with a mask under your fencing mask in case it’s a requirement when competitions resume.

We also encourage minimizing the number of people in the building and the amount of time non-fencers are in the building. Obviously, if you aren’t feeling well, suspect you might have/been exposed to Covid-19, or have tested positive for Covid-19, please stay home!

We are also cleaning high-touch surfaces and we are not allowing sharing of club-owned gear. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can pick out equipment and we’ll put it in a box with your name on it where no one else will touch it.

We hope that we can do what it takes for people to feel comfortable participating in fencing at some level during this time, and we’re open to creative ideas about what we can do to maximize the value of our students’ time practicing fencing while also keeping risk at acceptable levels for that individual.

As always, please call or email if you have any questions!

July 2020 Schedule

Tuesdays:
5:30-6:30 – Private lessons by appointment (email us for a link to the sign-up)
6:30-7:00 – Online footwork on Google Meet (email us for link)
7:00-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment

Wednesdays:
5:30-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment

Thursdays:
5:30-6:30 – Private lessons by appointment
6:30-7:00 – Online footwork on Google Meet
7:00-8:00 – Small group class (masks required)
8:00-8:30 – Private lessons by appointment

Saturdays:
9:00-10:30 – Private lessons by appointment