EN GARDE. PRÊT? ALLEZ! The Olympic sport of fencing demands quick thinking, agility, poise and speed. Fencing also develops discipline, respect, maturity and good sportsmanship, qualities that carry through to our every day life. This class is for those new to fencing or those who would like to work on the basic fencing skills. This class will cover basic rules, etiquette, footwork, attacks and defenses. Classes will consist of warm-up, footwork, group lesson and bouting.
This class runs on Mondays, April 11 – May 16, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
– For Ages: 7 – 14 Years Old
-This class does NOT allow drop-ins. All participants must pre-register.
– The instructor will provide equipment each week. If you have already purchased equipment, you may use that as well. And, if you would like to purchase your own equipment, information is below:
Equipment needed is : (MASK) AF Epee Mask Standard and (GLOVE) Absolute Standard 3-W Washable Glove.
Gorton Community Center prioritizes the health and safety of both patrons and staff throughout our building:
– Masks are required for everyone 2+ regardless of vaccination status per State of Illinois mandate
– Social Distancing is encouraged
– Gorton continues to utilize best practices during regular building cleaning
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns at 847.234.6060
Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.
Class Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.
If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.
By purchasing a ticket to an event at Gorton, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in a program, event or activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Gorton may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Gorton employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)’s attendance at Gorton or participation in a Gorton program, event or activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any program, event or activity that took place at Gorton.
Artists, dates, times, prices and fees are subject to change.