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Riverside Fencing Club

Olympic style sport fencing for beginners to national champions

On Summer Break

New classes will start after Labor Day. We will resume some operations in mid-August. Enjoy the summer!

Get vaccinated. Get boosted. Have fun!


June 25, 2022: Summer Break

Riverside Fencing Club will be closed for summer break starting June 26, 2022. We will resume fencing in mid-August, and will have a new slate of classes starting shortly after Labor Day.

Have a great summer!

May 13, 2022: COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures and Arrival Health Screen documents updated

The CDC released new guidelines for what is considered “up to date” on COVID-19 vaccinations on May 6, 2022. This revision aligns the language used at Riverside with the language used by the CDC. Functionally, most of the procedures remain unchanged or only slightly changed.

Summary of changes:

  • Reorganization and updating to align vaccination statuses with the new “up to date” terms updated by the CDC on May 6, 2022;

  • Policies for potentially excluding people who have close contact risks has been updated:

    • Potential exclusion time changed from “on or after day 5” to “on or after day 6.” This aligns with the CDC guidelines. Either the guidelines changed at some point, or we previously misunderstood the guidelines;

    • Exception to the close contact exclusion policy for “recently recovered [from COVID-19]” persons has been added;

This revision will go into effect on May 14, 2022.

We keep up to five recent announcements posted here. Older announcements or announcements that are no longer relevant may be removed. All past announcements will be kept in our Announcements archive.

COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures.pdf
COVID-19 Era Arrival Health Screen.pdf

Emergency and Weather-related Closures

In case of inclement weather, or other emergency:

We will do our best to put notices out by 1:00 PM on the day of a class at the latest, or at least 1.5 hours prior to the start of class in the case of classes that start earlier in the day.

If there is no notice, you may assume that the club will be open.

Note: we are not tied to school or other closures. If schools are closed for weather, we may still be open the same day.

Even if the club is open, in the case of inclement weather, decisions about whether to open the club or not are based on conditions near the club. Please use your own best judgment as to whether it is safe for you to travel between the club and your home.