Sad News

Christian Anderson, who started fencing with Seacoast in 2013, tragically lost his mother, Michelle Anderson this past Saturday. She was a wonderful person, a stellar mother who raised a wonderful son, and at the age of 16, it is truly a tragedy for Christian to lose her. A link to her obituary is below. I will be will bringing sympathy cards to each club today and tomorrow for Christian’s teammates to sign, and will deliver them to the viewing on Saturday (4 to 7 pm). My heart goes out to him.

https://www.taskerfuneralservice.com/obituaries/Michelle-F.–Anderson?obId=23709842#/celebrationWall

Holiday Hours!

The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are upon us! And breaks over the holidays are below.

The Manchester training groups (child, youth, and junior/adult) will meet on Monday 12/20, Wednesday 12/22, & 12/29. The following week Manchester will be closed on both Monday 12/27 & Monday 1/3.

Rochester training groups (child, youth, and junior/adult) meet on Tuesday 12/21 & 12/28, and Thursday 12/30. Rochester will be closed on Thursday 12/23 . There will be no National Training on Sundays for the next two weeks.

The regular schedule will resume on Tuesday January 4 in Rochester, and Wednesday January 5 in Manchester. National Training will resume Sunday January 9. 

The instructors for beginning and intermediate classes have been polling the students in both clubs and will inform them this week what days they will take off.

Winter Term at Seacoast Starts December 1st!

The three month Winter Term at Seacoast begins on Wednesday, December 1st in Manchester, and Tuesday, December 2nd in Rochester! 

Unfortunately, with the Delta, and now Omicron variants hitting the country, the Covid-19 rules will remain in place.

Please bring the tuition to the first meeting. Cash is accepted, and checks should be payable to Seacoast Fencing Club. Sorry, but we do not accept credit cards.

Fall Tuition (December, January, and February)
Children        $335
Youth            $355
Junior            $375
Adult             $375

Manchester Schedule  

Children                          6:00 to 7:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays
Youths                            6:30 to 7:45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays
Juniors and Adults         7:00 to 9:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays


Foil and epee is fenced every practice.  However, in Manchester, epee fencers big night is Thursdays, and foil fencers big night is Wednesdays.  Monday is usually an even mix of foil and epee.

 Rochester Schedule

Children                         6:00 to 7:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Youths                           6:30 to 7:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Juniors and Adults        7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
                                      2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sundays for National Training

Foil and epee is fenced every practice.  Time will tell which nights will have the best turnout for each weapon.  

Sunday practices in Rochester will have intensive training and coaching for those who want to prepare for regional and national competitions.  We will not have practices on the weekends when Seacoast hosts a tournament. All Rochester and Manchester junior and adult fencers are welcome, but the program will focus on developing high level competitors.

An Absence of the Blade class for foil fencers will be held in December. It will meet four times, and each class will be 30 to 45 minutes long. Tuition is $50. Sign up at the club notice board in each club.

Advanced Class will be offered after January 1st. This is a great way to learn more offensive and defensive techniques for newer youth, junior, and adult fencers).  It will meet once a week for 30 minutes, for nine classes, 7:45 to 8:15 pm.  Manchester on Mondays and Rochester on Thursdays. The class will be taught by the head coach (Chris Pullo). Tuition is $100. Sign up at the club notice board in each club.

All Seacoast fencers can come to both the Manchester and Rochester locations if they want to pick up an extra day of fencing (with a new mix of fencers). There is no extra charge. 

As always, we are happy to stay an extra half hour if fencers want more time on the strip!

Seacoast Fencing Club Branded Clothing- Jackets, T-Shirts, Sweats!

The Seacoast Fencing Club clothing order store is now open! Time is limited! Orders MUST be in by November 17. 

Get your SFC-branded clothing at https://www.calicographics.com/sr/1518346

We expect delivery on or about December 17. We will be picking up the order and distributing to both clubs, or you have the option to pay shipping and have your items shipped directly to you. 

The first item at the store is the Holloway Flux Jacket that is our replacement for our “official” club jacket (that has been discontinued). Everything in the store is a great way for fencers, friends, parents, and family to show their club support!

There are three T-shirts, three hoodies, a lightweight quarter-zip pullover, and a windbreaker to choose from. Although items are displayed in the store as either maroon or grey, most of them come in a much wider range of colors so you can express your own style. 

Please contact Carol Wohlers at wohlers2@yahoo.com with any questions BEFORE contacting the vendor directly. 

Thank you!