West End Swords fencing club offers 6 fencing sessions per year : Fall A, Fall B, Winter, Spring A, Spring B, and Summer. Participants must pre-register.
Program prices will vary depending on the number of weeks in the session, and the number of classes you take per week. Typically there are 6-10 weeks per session, depending on the time of year/holidays.
Beginner fencers are not required to get an Ontario Fencing Association (OFA) membership during their first session (West End Swords will register them as Associate Registrants).
All regular or returning fencers (foil & historical) must register through the Ontario Fencing Association (OFA) with a (minimum) Recreational Membership ($35). This is an annual membership that provides you with insurance. You will be asked to provide your OFA number, and are responsible for renewing each summer. More info on OFA memberships can be found in our FAQ section.
$27 per class (one 2hr class per week)
Rec Plus Fencing
$25 per class (two 2hr classes per week)**
$23 per class (three 2hr classes per week)**
all prices are plus hst
**email us prior to registering to receive the RecPlus or Competitive Discounted price.
If you are registering for Rec Plus or Competitive Fencing, please sign up for an account, and then email us your desired days and times. We'll register you with the appropriate discount and send you a link to pay.
Online registration closes once a program has started, however returning students can register late and have their fee prorated by emailing us.
New students must join at the beginning of a session.
*The following prices are based on taking one 2hr class per week. Check out other pricing options if fencing 2-3 times a week.
Fall 2019 Program dates (REGISTRATION OPEN):
Tuesdays (Longsword 8-10)
Sept 10 - Oct 29 (skip Oct 15) = 7 weeks ($189+hst*)
Nov 5 - Dec 17 = 7 weeks ($189+hst*)
Thursdays (Historical Rapier 8-10)
Sept 12 - Oct 24 = 7 weeks ($189+hst*)
Nov 7 - Dec 19 = 7 weeks ($189+hst*)
Sundays ( Youth Foil 12-2, Adult Foil 2-4)
Sept 8 - Oct 27 (skip oct 13) =7 weeks ($189+hst*)
Nov 3 - Dec 15 = 7 weeks ($189+hst*)
Wednesdays (Youth Foil 6-8, Adult Foil 8-10)
Sept 11 - Oct 30 = 8 weeks ($216+hst*)
Nov 6 - Dec 18 = 7 weeks ($189+hst*)
Fridays (Youth Foil 6-8, Adult Foil 8-10)
Sept 13 - Nov 1 = 8 weeks ($216+hst*)
Nov 8 - Dec 20 = 7 weeks ($189+hst*)
Refund Terms & Conditions:
A full refund is available for participants who cancel at least 5 days prior to a session beginning.
Cancellations requests received less than 5 days prior to the session start date will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee.
Cancellation requests received after a session has started, will have the remaining weeks refunded minus a $15 admin fee, until 50% of the classes have been held. Once a session has reached the half-way-point, it is no longer available for refund.
West End Swords does not provide refunds for missed classes.
West End Swords does not provide make-up classes.
Registrations are not transferable to other sessions.
Bad Weather Policy:
In the unlikely situation that a class is cancelled due to bad weather, there will be no refund or make-up class available. This decision is based on the fact that we still pay for floor time, and coach time whether class runs or not. IF classes are cancelled due to extreme weather we will announce it on social media (facebook & instagram), and email everyone on the class list.