Fencing Classes at The Olde Town Fencing Club
We teach classes through the
Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
Classes meet one night a week for eight weeks. There are four sessions
a year. The Youth class is for ages 10-15; the Adult class is for anyone aged 16 and up.
Alexandria RPCA's webtrac site.. For insurance purposes, students are required to sign up for a non-competitive membership in USFA Fencing.
Classes are held from 7:00 to 8:00 PM Mondays and Wednesdays; click on link at top of page to find out when the next session starts.
We supply masks, jackets, and foils. Students should wear athletic shoes with non-marking soles and bring a glove. Students in the class do not pay club membership dues.
Private lessons are available from our head coach, former Olympic fencer
Group Sabre lessons are 7:00 on Wednesdays with Jim McGillivray.
Information for Recreation-Class Students
- Membership in the US Fencing Association is required by our insurance company. Register online at https://member.usafencing.org/signup. You'll receive a membership number in return; please bring that to class or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Information you'll need:
- Division: Virginia, based on Club
- Primary Club: Olde Town Fencing (if they ask)
- NCAA Affiliation: Do not write anything, even if you're in college.
- Membership type: Non-competitive (the one that's $10.00)
- The class has eight sessions. We will not meet on holidays.
- If weather (or some other event) closes the gym, the class will skip that week and resume the next. When we get news, we'll tweet it @OldeTownFencing, which you can read on the club's home page. The final authority is the front desk at the Rec Center. (703) 746-5552
- If you haven't registered for the class, please do so at the City's web site: http://alexandriava.gov/Recreation. You'll have to create an account. You don't have to live in the City.
- Wear court shoes with non-marking soles, and sweat pants or other exercise clothing. Shorts and jeans are not safe.
- You'll need to bring a leather or canvas work glove, with a large cuff that goes over the sleeve of the fencing jacket. (You only need one, not a pair.)