The National Office of USA Fencing has just issued a directive that all fencing activities in the United States is to stop for three weeks starting March 18 and ending April 6.  We must close both the Manchester and Rochester facilities at least until April 6This may be extended. If it does, I will post any new information here.  Below is the directive from the national office.

In order to protect the health and safety of all of our members – including athletes, coaches, staff and their families – clubs should suspend practices, lessons and gathering for the next three weeks. This applies to any club activity, including group sessions as well as individual lessons. In consultation with our insurance carrier, we will not be providing insurance coverage for Member Clubs beginning March 18 and continuing through at least April 6. Coaches at Affiliate Clubs will not have liability insurance coverage for the same period of times. 

All students currently taking beginning and intermediate classes will get all nine classes for which they have paid.  I will notify you when the classes can resume.

I will not be sending the Friday email (requesting feedback from the fencers and their families) as stated in the earlier posting.

I recommend running, walking, biking as a means of keeping up with physical activities during this time.  Stay home, stay active, and stay healthy.