Governor Inslee recently announced new restrictions to take effect at midnight on Monday, November 16th. Unfortunately, this includes shutting down all of our in-person fencing activities. While this is disappointing, we understand the need for additional measures to combat the recent dramatic increase in COVID-19 activity in our county and state.
Monday the 16th will be the last day of in-person classes, lessons, and open fencing for a while. We will continue to hold our Conditioning/Footwork online Zoom classes, and are considering adding other online classes and clinics as well. We will also be available for retail purchases by appointment. Please send us an email if you would like to arrange a time to buy equipment or logo apparel.
The new restrictions are currently scheduled to last through December 14th. We will keep everyone updated via email and our website as more information becomes available. When we are able to resume in-person activities, we plan to keep our current class and lesson schedule unless our operating requirements change significantly. If you need to change your schedule when we reopen, please let us know. If you want to keep the same schedule as before, you do not need to do anything.
We will be running our monthly automatic payments in the next day or two. Before doing so, we will adjust all November class and open fencing bills (other than online classes) to reflect the half-month participation. If you have already paid for November classes, thank you! We will keep a half-month credit on your account to apply towards future classes or lessons. If you would prefer a partial refund instead, please let us know via email.
We encourage all of our fencing family to follow the new COVID recommendations to help slow the spread, so we can get back to normal activities sooner. We hope everyone stays safe during the holidays, and we look forward to being able to return to in-person fencing soon!
Owner and Head Coach
Rain City Fencing Center