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Riverside Fencing Club

Olympic style sport fencing for beginners to national champions

On Summer Break starting July 1, 2021

We look forward to resuming fencing in late August, 2021.


Jun 28, 2021: Club Closing Early for Summer Break

Riverside will be closing immediately for its summer break. This is earlier than the expected June 30, 2021 end of operations, and is a direct result of the high heat in our area (there is heat advisory with heat index values expected between 98 and 104 that goes through June 30, 2021… and no, we do not have AC).

Please stay cool and safe. Have a good summer, everyone.

May 21, 2021: Riverside will likely require COVID-19 vaccination for all in-person activities starting in 2021-2022 season

All club members and those who might like to start fencing at Riverside are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Note: on Jun 28, 2021, this list of announcements was edited. Only the announcements that were deemed likely relevant through the summer of 2021 and into the fall of 2021 remain. The list of all announcements is available in our archive.

Announcements archive.

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.