Fencing

Fencing

Winter 2023 Registraiton opens on November 15.

Welcome to Fencing. The University of Calgary Fencing program is one of the oldest sport fencing organizations in Calgary. In 1963, Don Laszlo created the club so the University (then the University of Alberta, Calgary Campus) could enter a team in the Western Finals that year. The UCFC has been around in various forms since that time. The UCFC is not a varsity club, so we are open to everyone of all skill levels. We offer foil, sabre, and epee in both dry and electric. Our beginner classes provide structured teaching to the sport.

Important Information for Participants:
Mask Policy: To promote a healthy environment on campus, non-medical face masks must now be worn in all public indoor areas where physical distancing is not possible. Participants will be required to wear a mask up to the start, and after of their activity.

Participants must not attend class if they are sick, or a member of their household is sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold. Symptoms to look for include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell. 

Youth Fencing

Winter 2023 Registration opens November 15.

This youth fencing program is being offered in partnership with Epic Fencing Club of Calgary. Fencing is very popular and fast becoming the new alternative sport to help improve fitness, coordination, agility, speed and strength. The fencing program is created by Epic Fencing Club’s head coach, Peter Drevenka. Peter has been fencing since he was 8 years old. His coaching experience covers 15 years in Hungary and Canada. His students won many local, provincial, national and western championships in Canada and Hungary over the past 15 years. Under Peter’s guidance and supervision, you will have the unique opportunity to learn from one of Alberta’s most successful fencing coaches.

The sport of fencing is a challenge both physically and tactically between two opponents. On this fencing course you will learn an elegant, prestigious, modern and safe combat sport. The demand for instant analysis, concentration and self-control of mind and muscles is the key for success. Epic’s coaching staff ensures that the meticulously selected games, exercises give you a lot of fun and the fundamentals as well in case you want to advance in fencing.

· Fun games
· Correct coordination of hands and feet
· Essential foot and blade work
· Concepts of attack, counter-attack, defense, and right of way
· Different strategies in foil fencing
· Basic refereeing skills, vocabulary of fencing

Participants must not attend class if they are sick, or a member of their household is sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold. Symptoms to look for include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.