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Riverside Fencing Club

Olympic style sport fencing for beginners to national champions

Operations are limited due to COVID-19

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, I make the decisions about whether to open the club or not based on conditions near where the club is. Since weather conditions may be quite different where you are, please use your own best judgment as to whether it is safe for you to travel to and from the club.


Apr 9, 2021: Intro to Fencing 2 registration opens for May-Jun 2021

Intro to Fencing 2, our revamped follow-up course in our introductory series will have its debut run in the May-Jun 2021 session. This course is intended for those who have completed the Intro to Fencing 1 course, or have equivalent experience. It is not for total beginners.

As part of the COVID-19 Era adjustments, an online orientation session will be required for any fencers who have not already attended such a session.

Mar 26, 2021: COVID-19 Era Procedures and Policies and Arrival Health Screen documents updated

Changes summaries:

  • Procedures and Policies:

    • Updated to reflect that all coaches active at the club are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19;

    • COVID-19 symptoms section updated to reflect our new focus on only those symptoms that might be useful in determining possible COVID-19 infection;

  • Health Screen:

    • Symptoms questions simplified to include only those that are most likely to be “usable” in helping determining possible COVID-19 infection;

Mar 8, 2021: COVID-19 Era Procedures and Policies document updated

Changes summary:

  • Vaccine information updated for “effective dates” to align with newly released (Mar 8, 2021) guidelines from the CDC;

    • Moderna and Pfizer: both now 14 days after second dose;

    • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen: now 14 days after single dose;

  • Coaching assignments section updated.

Feb 28, 2021: COVID-19 Era Procedures and Policies document updated

Changes summary:

  • Vaccine information updated to include the newly approved Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine;

  • Vaccine information updated re: “effective date” for Pfizer vaccine (now seven days after date of second dose).

Feb 26, 2021: COVID-19 Era Procedures and Policies document updated

Changes summary:

  • Simplified terms section, introducing “potential exposure event” and “exposure event” as more useful and clearly defined terms.

  • Updated infectious status determination descriptions for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals;

  • Updated descriptions of shut-down and resumption of in-person activities due to a COVID-19 potential exposure event;

  • Clarified our cohorts model descriptions, including information specific to introductory classes, slated to start in March, 2021.

Announcements archive.

COVID-19 Era Procedures and Policies.pdf