Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Rain City Super Youth Circuit. Read on for more information.
Per a directive from the USA Fencing national office, all local and regional tournaments through April 8th are cancelled. This includes the following events at RCFC:
- D & Under Foil #2 – Mar. 19
- RCFC Youth #5 – Mar. 28
- Western Washington Foil/Epee Challenge #6 – Mar. 29
We will reschedule the March 29th event to June if the situation eases. We will update the status of April and May events as things develop.
Starting soon, we will be able to make important announcements such as lesson cancellations and weather closures via text message. All you need to do is make sure your mobile number is entered into your profile in Zen Planner.
For lesson cancellations, we will send the message to the student’s mobile number. (The system doesn’t provide a way to send the message to multiple numbers for one person.) If you are the parent of a student and would like to receive these notifications, make sure you put your own mobile number in the student’s profile. If the student has a mobile number as well, you can put that in one of the other phone number fields.
We will only use text messages for important, time-sensitive notifications. Announcements of tournament schedules, upcoming events, and other activities will continue to go out in email. We will also announce lesson cancellations and closures through email.
If you do not want to receive text message alerts, just move your phone number from the Mobile Number field to one of the other phone number fields.
To set up your profile information, log in to our membership portal at https://raincityfencing.sites.zenplanner.com. Select My Profile from the menu on the left, then Edit Profile at the bottom of the list in the middle. To access other family members, select My Family from the list in the middle and follow the same steps.
Feel free to send an email to email@example.com if you have any questions.
Time to gear up for the new season! Our fall classes start September 3rd. Check out our class schedule and sign up online!
You know how fencing gear hides in closets and garages? Bring it out and introduce it to someone! We will have another fencing garage sale and swap meet on Saturday, November 2nd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (during open fencing). All RCFC resale equipment will be on sale, with some clearance items deeply discounted. We’ll also be selling tournament and summer camp T-shirts, older fencing gear and parts, and lots of other interesting stuff.
Have fencing gear you’d like to sell? Bring it in and find someone who needs it! This is an opportunity to find a new home for that uniform you’ve outgrown. No commissions or fees to sell your stuff!
- All RCFC retail equipment will be on sale, 10% off regular prices. This does not apply to items already discounted, such as our beginner set discount.
- Selected items will be on clearance sale. Discounts apply only to stock on hand, no rain checks.
- Fencers are welcome to bring used gear to sell to other fencers. Please stick to fencing-related items, it’s not a general-purpose garage sale!
- If you’re selling used fencing gear or buying someone else’s, RCFC is not a party to the transaction. We strongly recommend cash only for such transactions.
Summer Camps – July 8 through August 30
We still have room in our summer camps! Continuing camps are appropriate for students who have had 1-6 months of classes or a beginning camp. The Intermediate/Competitive camp is for fencers with a year or more of experience. Beginning camps are for kids and juniors with no previous experience – tell your friends how much fun fencing is!
Summer Continuing Classes – July 8 through August 28
For Continuing level fencers who can’t come to a summer camp, we are offering sessions of our Continuing classes on Mondays and Wednesdays in the afternoon and evening. Kids meet at 4:30, juniors at 5:30, adults at 6:30. The class fee includes Tuesday/Thursday open fencing for the month.
Last day of classes – June 21
The last day of regular classes for the season will be Friday, June 21st. We will have open fencing the last week in June, then we’re closed for a week for Summer Nationals.
Pre-Nationals Camp – June 24-27
This camp is designed for all fencers who are going to Nationals, all ages and all weapons. There will be warmup, footwork, some technical and tactical drills, and bouting and lesson time. We will work from 5:00 to 8:00 PM each day.
The fee for the camp is $120 per fencer. This will include at least one lesson for each fencer during camp time. If you plan to attend the camp, please pre-register on FRED so we have a rough idea of how many people are coming.
Summer Open Fencing
From July 9th through August 29th, we will have open fencing Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Open fencing is $90 per month, free for students enrolled in a camp. For summer private lessons, talk to your coach about schedules.
Welcome home and congratulations to all of our fencers who represented Rain City at Summer Nationals in Salt Lake City! We are so proud of the many strong showings we had over the week including bringing home two medals! Here are some of the highlights:
Davis Carvey – 2nd Vet 70 Men’s Foil
Sylvie Troxel – 5th Div II Women’s Foil
Jerry Chang – 10th Div I Men’s Foil, 13th Div I-A Men’s Foil
Louise Tang – 16th Div I Women’s Foil
Austin Li – 12th Div I-A Men’s Foil
Dan Berke – 9th Vet 40 Men’s Foil
Jeff Johnson – 13th Vet 50 Men’s Epee
Johannes Klein – 12th Vet 60 Men’s Foil
Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic season, and special congrats to our two medalists! Take some time to relax and then it’s back to the salle for next season!
SIX! Our fencers brought home a whopping six medals from the NAC in Richmond. Make sure you give a hearty pat on the back to:
Davis Carvey – 2nd place Vet-70 Men’s Foil (also earned D16!)
Jeff Johnson – 3rd place Vet Men’s Epee
Ana Brainard – 7th place Vet-50 Women’s Foil
Cyndi Glover – 8th place Vet Women’s Epee
Johannas Klein – 8th place Vet Men’s Foil
Catherine McLellan – 8th place Vet-50 Women’s Epee
Welcome home to our fencers and special congratulations to our SIX medalists!
Rain City will be hosting a Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC) this December. The event is an important qualifying event for Junior Olympics and the July Challenge and they are shaping up to be potentially highly rated events. Participation is strongly encouraged.
There is a $30 registration fee plus $40 per event if you register on or before November 19th. The costs will double after that.
More info here:
Our fencers had a fantastic showing at the Milwaukee NAC coming home with medals and national points.
Lulu Tang and Dolly Lampson both cracked the top 32 in Cadet Women’s Foil. Unwilling to go home with just one strong result, Lulu also finished in the top 16 for Junior Women’s Foil!
Ivan, Wesley, Shaw also came home with a silver medal in Cadet Men’s Foil team!
Congrats to all of our fencers and welcome back. You do us proud.