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Riverside Fencing Club

Olympic style sport fencing for beginners to national champions

Welcome to the 2021-2022 season!

Let's have fun!

Announcements

Nov 21, 2021: Thanksgiving break

Riverside will be closed for the Thanksgiving week, Nov 21-27, 2021. We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, Nov 29, 2021.


Nov 14, 2021: Jan-Feb 2022 session Introductory Course registration opens

Registration for the Jan-Feb 2022 session introductory courses is now open. We will offer a Youth (ages 10-14) course on Saturdays starting Jan 8, 2022, and a Senior (ages 15 to adult) course on Wednesdays starting Jan 5, 2022.

Please see our Classes page for more information and registration link.

Registration will close Mon Jan 3, 2022.


Oct 31, 2021: COVID-19 vaccination will be required for ALL fencers effective Jan 1, 2022.

On Oct 29, 2021, the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11 years old, making all Riverside fencers age-eligible to receive a vaccine.

FDA Press release of Oct 29, 2021

Effective Jan 1, 2022, Riverside Fencing Club will require all fencers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Exception: those fencers who have received the second dose of the vaccine may attend classes even if the 14 days necessary to be considered "fully vaccinated" has not yet passed.

(Medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination will be honored (doctor's notes required)).

Oct 24, 2021: COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures updated

Summary of changes;

  • Mostly minor changes for clarity and to reflect the increasing number of vaccinated fencers in the club;

  • By default, classes that include unvaccinated participants will not be suspended in case of potential COVID-19 exposure in the club. Instead, only those fencers who are unvaccinated will be barred until cleared;

  • Classes and cohorts section updated to reflect that Y14 classes have been removed from the schedule (Y12/Y14 or Y14/Senior classes still exist);

  • Related document, COVID-19 Era Arrival Health Screen has been updated: Question regarding "potential exposure events" for unvaccinated participants has been removed.


Sep 27, 2021: Club closed Oct 8 - 12, 2021

The club will be closed Oct 8, 2021 through Oct 12, 2021 for the holiday weekend. We will resume our regular schedule on Wed Oct 13, 2021.


Announcements archive.

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

Emergency and Weather-related Closures Reminder

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.