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Foil and Epee move back indoors. Foil 6:30pm – Epee 8pm

Hi All,

We are opening Epee practice/ Open Fencing for adults who have completed the vaccination process. Practice time is currently 8pm-10pm. Location is Asheville Catholic School gym as usual, but parking/entrance is now next to the flagpole due to construction. This group is currently open to all fencers with previous epee experience who own their own jacket, glove and mask. Please reach out to us by email at FencingClubAsheville@gmail.com before showing up since we’re trying to keep track of headcount for the gym size. COVID Breathing masks may be required to be worn under fencing masks. Please do not come early because the foil test group will have the gym until 7:45pm.

Our Foil group is practicing between 6:30pm-745pm. This group will include children ineligible for vaccination so COVID masks are required and the group size will be kept small. Please reach out to FencingClubAsheville@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining that group, especially if you have previous experience at our club or another fencing club. Unfortunately, due to space and equipment issues, our beginner foil classes cannot run at this time. Next foil beginner class will likely be in the fall.

Update – Outdoor Private Lessons No Longer available

Fencing Club Asheville is resuming indoor activity at our normal location (Asheville Catholic School) Accordingly, private lessons outdoors will no longer be offered.

Some pandemic related restrictions will be in effect (see top post). Unfortunately, we can not run a beginner class at this time due to restrictions. It’s likely that our next beginner class will not run until the fall.

Update to the Update

It’s been two  five 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 September.   There will be no beginner class this summer and we will delay the fall beginner class to some degree.

Once we get closer to the beginning of September 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!

Update

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 FencingClubAsheville@gmail.com 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 fencingclubasheville@gmail.com )

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: http://www.fencingclubasheville.com/what-is-next/

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 FencingClubAsheville@gmail.com

If you have RSVP’d but can’t make it in, please let us know at FencingClubAsheville@gmail.com 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.