Spring is here! We want to express our appreciation for how our community has supported one another during this pandemic year. Excitement around vaccinations and return to tournaments are accelerating our plans for return to indoor fencing activities. We are working continuously to finalize our programing and expansion plans. We anticipate navigating pandemic-type conditions for some time, but we will continue to mitigate risk and consult with experts as we take steps forward for our team’s evolution.
For spring, we have created more in-person practices and reduced online options to two days a week. The next beginner sessions for Longsword and beginning fencing for youth and adults will begin in April. All classes are anticipated to stay on Wednesday evenings at the Stadium until baseball gets back in action mid-May. We have identified several indoor facilities willing to host us and currently weighing several options for our transition into viable, long-term club stabilization opportunities in our region.
Return to Tournament Planning
As you all know, this pandemic has essentially eliminated our ability to participate in inter-club competitions. USA Fencing has announced its national schedule last week, and as I write this post, I am enjoying watching the Budapest Saber World Cup. The NCAA and ACC have shown us the enormous undertaking needed to host a tournament safely this past winter. We have learned much in a year and will continue to observe and adapt.
As we evolve, we will continue to be transparent in our changes in order to help families makes the best choices for themselves regarding fencing participation. Please join us for two information sessions where Coach Jen will provide an overview of our summer transition and club vision for the 2021-22 season and beyond, including tournament planning:
Session Option #1: Wednesday, April 14th, Noon-1pm. Register in advance for this meeting:
Session Option #2: Sunday, April 18th, 4 – 5pm. Register in advance for this meeting:
Thank you for your ongoing support as we plan!