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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.


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.

February 15, 2021: Partial closing due to expected inclement weather.

Due to expected inclement weather arriving this evening, we will run our earlier class (Bouting and Lessons group), but will cancel our later class (Youth & Senior Beginner Epee).

Members of those groups, please check your email.

February 10, 2021: Intro to Fencing registration opens for Mar-Apr 2021

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering our revamped Intro to Fencing offerings starting in March, 2021. Registration is now open for the Intro to Fencing 1 course. Please follow link for updated course descriptions and registration links.

As part of the COVID-19 Era adjustments, an online orientation session will be required.

As part of the revamping, a new course, “Intro to Fencing 2,” has been created, and will be offered in the May-Jun 2021 session for the first time.

February 1, 2021: Club closed due to expected inclement weather

Due to expected inclement weather, the club will be closed today, Monday Feb 1, 2021. All classes and lessons are canceled.

The temporary closure announced Jan 29 is still in effect, also, so this announcement, while apparently moot, simply means that the club will remain closed today, even if it is otherwise possible to resume in-person activities at the club.

January 29, 2021: In-person activities temporarily suspended

Following the procedures outlined in our COVID-19 Era Procedures and Policies document, Riverside Fencing Club is temporarily suspending all in-person operations, effective immediately.

Announcements archive.

COVID-19 Era Procedures and Policies.pdf