GALVESTON FENCING CLUB
GOOD NEWS!! AS THINGS APPEAR TO BE GETTING BETTER WITH REGARD TO COVID-19, WE ARE TENTATIVELY PLANNING TO RESUME FENCING PRACTICES ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FROM 7-9PM STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021. WE HOPE TO SEE OUR FENCERS BACK, ON THE STRIP, AND COMPLYING WITH NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS (SEE BELOW).
Since our founding in 1996, Galveston Fencing Club has offered introductory classes into the sport of fencing, and the opportunity for fencers of all ages and skill levels to meet for fun and friendly competition. We primarily fence epee and foil, but sometimes have saber going on, too. We sponsor three tournaments a year that include events for both adults and youth and novice events for fencers with less than one year experience. We meet in the gymnasium or cafeteria at O'Connell College Preparatory High School in Galveston, Texas.
FENCING PRACTICE WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021 IN THE GYM.
Mondays & Wednesdays
Open Fencing 7:00pm-9:00pm (Class/Lessons as needed)
Some Monday Holidays (by member concensus)
COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
- Face masks will be worn at all times, including under fencing masks
- At the end of a bout, fencers will salute, approach each other and bump bell guards
- Social distancing will be maintained as much as possible - limits on the number of people fencing per strip
- Fencing gear will be checked out to fencers without their own gear
- All non-washable gear will be sanitized after every practice
- Hand sanitizer will be available to all fencers at every practice
MEMBERSHIP & PRICING
Galveston Fencing Club offers much more than the average gym or fitness club. Our state-of-the-art sports and recreation facilities and wide range of leagues and programs will inspire you to reach your fitness goals. Whether you want access to all our amenities or just a select few, we have the perfect membership option for you.
FIVE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES
Learn the basics of fencing in 5 group classes. Student or adult membership can be purchased if you decide to continue. All equipment is provided. A free trial membership in USA Fencing is available for the first two classes. Following that, a minimum of a $10 annual non-competitive membership is required.
$60/semester or $120/year
Students from elementary (age 8) through college/graduate school. Membership includes fencing classes in all weapons beginning with epee, individual drills and open fencing after class. Equipment is available, or we can advise you on the purchase of your own uniforms and weapons. In addition, a minimum of a $10 annual non-competitive membership in USA Fencing is required.
$120/semester or $240/year
ADULT (NON-STUDENT) MEMBERSHIP
Adults over 18 who are not enrolled in school. Membership includes fencing classes in all weapons, individual drills and open fencing. Equipment is available, but we can advise you on the purchase of your own uniforms and weapons. In addition, a minimum of a $10 annual non-competitive membership in USA Fencing is required.
One-half Semester Special Price
SPECIAL PRICING FOR 2020-2021
Fencing practice will resume halfway through the spring semester. Membership pricing will reflect this:
Students: $30 + $10 Non-competitive USA Fencing membership
Non-Student Adults: $60 + $10 Non-competitive USA Fencing membership
Competitive USA Fencing Memberships: $85
There will be no tournaments for the 2020-2021 fencing year due to COVID-19. We hope to be able to hold the following during 2021-2022.
JEAN LAFFITE CLASSIC
This is our annual fall tournament for unrated fencers including Youth, Senior and (non-USFA) Novice fencing competitions.
NEOMIA ABBOTT MEMORIAL
The Neomia Abbott Memorial Fencing Tournament is Texas' only annual women's fencing tournament. This tournament is dedicated to Neomia M. Abbott (January 5, 1922 - January 10, 2005). It normally includes events for all three weapons for novices (fencing less than 1 year), seniors (13 and over) and veterans (40 and over).
This is the Galveston Fencing Club's annual spring tournament. The emphasis is on novice, youth and E & Under events... and fun!