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Celebrate World Fencing Day: September 9

09/07/2017, 7:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing is partnering with the Federation Internationale d’Escrime and countries around the globe in celebrating World Fencing Day on September 9.

The theme of the first ever World Fencing Day is solidarity. 

Clubs around the world are coming together to welcome first-time fencers through demonstrations, free trials and lessons, open house parties and more all in the spirit of solidarity and growing our sport. 

In the United States, World Fencing Day will be held in conjunction with National Fencing Weekend – a three-day celebration of fencing that also includes participation in the Fencing Flash Mob on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Check out the links below for information on free fencing opportunities and the Fencing Flash Mob. 

Free Fencing Trial Locations

California

Napa Valley Fencing Academy
310 White Cottage Rd.
S. Angwin, CA 94508

Sept. 9: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Contact Info:
707-486-8271
Janawick@aol.com

Illinois

Chicago Fencing Club
Streets Alive on Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202

Sept. 10: Chicago Fencing Club and Chandler-Newberger Community Center are back for a second year for the fencing demo/swim noodle try fencing event.

Contact Info:
847-800-8266
diana.s.unger@gmail.com

Maryland

Academies of Fencing in Baltimore
1030 Leslie Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Sept. 9: 12 p.m.

Contact Info:
410-744-3362
mike@twcfencing.com

 

Royal Fencing Academy
14803-d Southlawn Ln.
Rockville, MD 20850

Sept. 9: 1 p.m. (reservation required; call or email to make a reservation)

Contact Info:
240-793-6574
Tsafai@yahoo.com

Massachusetts

Bay State Fencers
561 Windsor St. #A401
Somerville, MA 02143

Sept. 9: 9-11 a.m. (Ages 8-13)

Contact Info:
617-591-0101
director@baystatefencers.com

 

NEMA Fencing Center
119 Muller Road
Burlington, MA 01803

Sept. 7-10: 4-8 p.m.
Sept. 12-15 4-8 p.m.

Contact Info:
978-853-4870
frichang@gmail.com

New Jersey

Cobra Fencing Club
629 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07310

Sept. 9: All day (stop by for a free fencing class)

Contact Info:
201-401-2501
steve@cobrafencing.com

 

Durkan Fencing Academy
60 Saddle River Ave.
South Hackensack NJ 07026

Sept. 8: 5-6 p.m. (Ages 6-12)
Sept. 9: 10-11 a.m. (Ages 6-12)
Sept. 10: 10-11 a.m. (Ages 6-12)

Sept. 8: 6-7:30 p.m. (Ages 13 and up)
Sept. 9: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Ages 13 and up)
Sept. 10: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Ages 13 and up)

Contact Info:
201-880-7029
info@durkanfencing.com

North Carolina

Mid-South Fencers' Club, Inc
125 N. Gregson St.
Durham, NC 27712

2:30-3:30pm

Contact Info:
919-308-0800
jen@midsouthfencersclub.org

Pennsylvania

Steel City Fencers Club
Cooper-Siegel Community Library
403 Fox Chapel Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Sept. 10: 1-5 p.m.

Contact Info:
412-784-1994
mark.hirsch@gmail.com

Texas

North Texas Fencing Alliance
194 Industrial, Suite 103
McKinney, Texas 75069

Contact Info:
817-946-1720
info@northtexasfencingalliance.com

Utah

Wasatch Fencing
353 Market St.
Kaysville, UT 84037

Sept. 9: 9-11 a.m.

Contact Info:
801-540-8682
ronh@wasatchfencing.org

Fencing Flash Mob

Around the world on Sunday Sept. 10, fencing clubs will be holding fencing flash mobs. This is an opportunity to see fencing for the first time or receive information about a club near you.

The following clubs will be participating:

Georgia

Dunwoody Fencing Club
735 W Crossville Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

Sept. 8: 7:30 p.m.

Contact Info:
404-213-7517
bbhk@mindspring.com

 

John's Creek High School
5575 State Bridge Rd.
Johns Creek, GA 30022

Sept. 9: 8 a.m. (first Georgia High School Fencing League tournament of the 2017-18 season)

Contact Info:
404-213-7517
bbhk@mindspring.com

Massachusetts

NEMA Fencing Center
119 Muller Road
Burlington, MA 01803

Sept. 10: 6-8 p.m.

Contact Info:
978-853-4870
frichang@gmail.com

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