Riverside Fencing Club
Olympic style sport fencing for beginners to national champions
Welcome to the 2021-2022 season!
Our Summer 2021 session has started (primarily for returning members, no formal classes available yet).
Our Sep-Oct 2021 session will start after Labor Day. Registration for introductory courses is open!
Sep 8, 2021: New Youth Introductory Course offering added to schedule
An additional Youth Introductory course has been added to our fall schedule!
Wednesdays, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Start Oct 13, 2021, end Dec 1, 2021
No class on Nov 24, 2021 (Thanksgiving)
See Classes page for more information.
Sep 5, 2021: COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures document updated
Summary of changes:
Updated definition of "exposure event" ("close contact") to align with CDC's updated definition;
Updated classes/class groups/cohorts structure description for better clarity;
Updated (simplified) "Responding to COVID-19 Infection Within the Club" section;
Aug 20, 2021: Local Indoor Mask Use Mandate
Town of Hadley (our town) board of health has issued an indoor mask use mandate, effective 8/22/2021. Our COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures document has been updated to reflect the new mandate.
Aug 16, 2021: COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures and Arrival Health Screen documents updated
Summary of major changes:
Logic updated to account for Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus possibility;
Updated vaccine and masking requirements;
Updated to address new age groups;
Addresses international and domestic travel by unvaccinated participants;
Updated response plan to COVID-19 infection within the club;
Removed phased reopening plan steps;
Removed most references to now-expired Massachusetts state of emergency related to COVID-19;
Aug 10, 2021: Summer 2021 Session dates announced
Riverside will be open for open fencing and private lessons for the Summer 2021 session. Session dates are Aug 16 to Sep 9, 2021. Please see our Calendar page for specific dates.
Emergency and Weather-related Closures Reminder
In case of inclement weather, or other emergency:
Members will receive an email; AND
We will post a notice on the club's web page (www.RiversideFencingClub.com) (This page); AND
We will post on the club's Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/Riverside.Fencing.Club).
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.