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Follow Fencing Flash Mobs from Rome to the National Mall on Sunday

09/05/2014, 4:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Thousands of fencers will be participating in a series of flash mobs in countries around the world, including Great Britain, Italy, France, Canada, Romania and the United States on Sunday, Sept. 7. 

USA Fencing has partnered with the Italian Fencing Federation in this exciting initiative to promote a sport rich with history that has been included in every Olympic Games since 1896.

Look for the flash mobs on social media at #FencingMob on Sunday to follow fencers as they take to the streets.

Locations that will be the home of flash mobs in the United States include the following:

National Mall
3rd St. SW and Maryland Ave.
Washington, D.C.
6 p.m. Eastern

Harvard Square
27 Brattle St.
Cambridge, Mass.
2:30 p.m. Eastern

Downtown Portland
W. Burnside and SW 9th
Portland, Ore.
10 a.m. Pacific

Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, Conn.
4 p.m. Eastern

Columbia Museum of Art – Boyd Plaza
1515 Main St.
Columbia, S.C.
2:30 p.m. Eastern

Mizner Park
327 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Fla.
6 p.m. Eastern 

CCB Plaza
201 N Corcoran St.
Durham, N.C.
7 p.m. Eastern

Waterfront Park 
1 Vendue Lane
Charleston, S.C.
1 p.m. Eastern

If your flash mob isn’t listed above, please send your information to and we’ll be sure to post details to help spread the word!

It's not too late for your club to coordinate a flash mob as well. 

Here are some tips to remember: 

  • Pick a location that's well-known, but make sure you've checked to see if any permits are needed. 
  • Don't forget to take photos and video! Fencing makes for amazing pictures and the flash mobs will be no exception!
  • Use #FencingMob when posting on social media so they can be shared by USA Fencing, the Italian Fencing Federation and fencing fans around the world. 
  • Be sure to notify local media and include contact information for whomever will be onsite. 
  • Bring business cards, flyers or brochures about your club with you. You're bound to get lots of questions from excited passersby and you want to encourage them to check out your programs. 


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