Fencing

fencing

Learn Fencing at the Harrisburg Area YMCA! The West Shore Fencing Club at the YMCA is a recreational and competitive club offering instruction in foil and saber, and open bouting in all three weapons. Fencers develop agility, dexterity, speed and strength while learning the intricacies of attacks, parries, and ripostes.

A variety of levels are offered for beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants. The program is available at various times throughout the year and is instructed by Daniel Checkeye and Jennifer Facchine.

Monday classes: Ages 12 & up – Equipment will be provided for the beginners class.

Intermediate Foil classes: Participants must be at least 13 years old to participate.

For Wednesday and Friday: Fencers will need their own Mask, Glove, Plastron, & Jacket (The Club has limited supplies. See an instructor for details.) Equipment can be provided for the Friday Saber Class.

Participants may register for more than one class. Fees will be applied. If you choose not to pre-register for the Wednesday and Friday night classes, then $10.00 drop-in fee will be charged each time. Beginner classes must be pre-registered. For detailed class information, please select a category below. For more information, please contact the West Shore YMCA at 717-737-9622.

To register, please click on the View Available Classes box below. 

Beginner Foil Fencing

Dates: September 11th – December 11th
Times: Mondays, 8:00-9:30 p.m.

Beginners ONLY!

Fees:
• Facility Members – $80
• Program Members – $100

Intermediate Foil Fencing

Session I:

Dates: August 30th – December 13th
Times: Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30 p.m.

Open for Fencers that have completed the beginners course or have previous fencing experience.

Fees:
• Facility Members – $80
• Program Members – $100

Session II:

Dates: September 1st – December 15th
Times: Fridays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Open for Fencers that have completed the beginners course or have previous fencing experience.

Fees:
• Facility Members – $50
• Program Members – $70

Open Bouting - All 3 Weapons

Dates: September 1st – December 15th
Times: Fridays, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Intermediate only and must have the instructor’s approval.

Fees:
• Facility Members – $80
• Program Members – $100

Saber Classes

Dates: September 1st – December 15th
Times: Fridays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

All skills are welcome!

Fees:
• Facility Members – $50
• Program Members – $70

 

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