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It’s been two months, so we wanted to give a short update on the club’s status.

We are going to stay closed for the time being and will re-evaluate this policy in July.   There will be no beginner class this summer.

Once we get closer to the middle of the summer we will look at the USA Fencing guidelines for clubs and the State of North Carolina rules and guidelines for gyms and make a plan for re-opening.

For now, Stay healthy, Stay safe and keep practicing at home!

Classes and Open Fencing Suspended

Due to the current Covid-19 countermeasures, our classes and open Fencing are suspended starting Wed 3/18.

We do not yet have a date for when this policy will be reversed and Fencing will resume.  We will look to restart practice as soon as our location’s policy permits.  If you have questions, please contact me at or by phone.

We are not yet postponing the 3/25/2020 beginner class, however it is likely that we will have to.  We will communicate by email to those RSVP’d about potential changes to the start date for the new beginner class (it will still be on a Wed).

Closure Policy

Fencing Club Asheville will follow the closure policy of Asheville City Schools and Asheville Catholic School.  If either of these closes we will stop holding practices until they reopen.  Until then we’re open every Wed night.

If you’re driving a long way, please check for cancellations before driving to practice.

While we’re open, the club has a no handshake policy and please stay home if you feel sick.

Classes resume tomorrow 1/8

Hi All,

Fencing resumes this week!   New Beginners and Intermediates tomorrow, Wednesday January 8th from 7pm to 8:20pm and Open fencing afterwards.

Our beginner class is full, if you haven’t RSVPed, please email us to sign up for the march 25th session.  (If you’re not sure if you’ve RSVP’d please email me at )

If you finished Beginner class last session but I didn’t talk to you about what’s next, please come back this session and participate in our intermediate class at the same time (7pm-8:10pm)

More about our intermediate group here:

January Class Full

We have hit capacity for our beginner class that starts January 8th.  Our next chance for beginners to start will be Wednesday, March 25th 2020.

We will take 2-3 additional RSVPs for the wait list and let people know the first week in January if we have cancellations.  RSVP by email at

If you have RSVP’d but can’t make it in, please let us know at so I can accommodate those on the wait list.

If you’re a fencer with previous experience or an ACS student, please reach out by email or phone and we’ll work something out.

Fencing Resumes August 28th – Sept 4th for Beginners

Fencing will resume on August 28th for all previous students who were practicing at any time in the 2018-2019 season.   If you fenced last year, you’ll be a member of the intermediate class (also 7pm-8pm) and/or be welcome to attend Open fencing (8pm-10pm) as you prefer.   Please talk to Bren if you have questions about what group is best for you.  Returning members must renew their USA Fencing membership at (at least) the $10 non-competitive level.

For New Beginners, the beginner class will start on September 4th.  Please RSVP by emailing   (If we already emailed, no need to do it again.)  The first class is a free trial to see if the sport is right for you.   More details here:

After this session of the beginner class, the next chance for new beginners to start will be January 8th 2020.