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Youth In-House Tournament Canceled (June 9, 2018)

posted Jun 8, 2018, 6:29 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 6:29 AM ]

Youth in-house tournament scheduled for Saturday June 9, 2018 has been canceled. Please consider coming to our all-ages open fencing instead to get your dose of fencing in!

Memorial Day 2018 Weekend Hours

posted May 22, 2018, 11:43 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated May 22, 2018, 11:44 AM ]

Riverside Fencing Club hours for Memorial Day 2018 weekend:

Thu 5/24: (Hadley) Open as normal
Fri 5/25: (Longmeadow): no class -- see you next week
Sat 5/26: (Hadley): no class or open fencing -- see you next week
Mon 5/28: (Hadley): no class or open fencing -- class members are invited to join the Tue 5/29 class.


Tue 5/29: Resume normal schedule.

Weather concerns May 15, 2018

posted May 15, 2018, 7:02 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated May 15, 2018, 7:02 AM ]

Tue 5/15/2018: There is a forecast for severe thunderstorms in our area this afternoon and evening right about the time of scheduled classes at the club. The club will still be open, but please use your best judgment as to whether you feel you can get between your home and the club safely.

Club Hours Week of April 16-21, 2018

posted Apr 12, 2018, 12:26 PM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 12:26 PM ]

Mon 4/16: Open as usual for all classes and lessons.
Tue 4/17: Open as usual for all classes and lessons.
Thu 4/19 through Sat 4/21: Closed: no classes, lessons, or open fencing.

Mon 4/23: schedule resumes as normal.

Open House April 25, 2018 @West Springfield

posted Apr 11, 2018, 4:48 PM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Apr 11, 2018, 4:48 PM ]

West Springfield Park & Recrecation is hosting a free fencing open house on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the UNICO Building, located on Unico Way, inside Mittineague Park. The event is free and open to the public. This event is appropriate for people ages 10 to adult. More information here. Please call (413) 263-3284 for more information.

Registration Open for May-June 2018 Intro courses

posted Mar 21, 2018, 11:36 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Mar 21, 2018, 11:36 AM ]

Registration is now open for our May-Jun 2018 session of introductory courses. 
  1. In Hadley: Saturday mornings, 9:30am to 11am. Starts May 5.
  2. In Longmeadow: Friday evenings, 6pm to 7:30pm: Starts May 4.
  3. In West Springfield: Wednesday evenings. 5:30pm to 7pm. Starts May 2.
Please visit our www.RiversideFencingClub.com/intro for more details.

Club Open Tuesday 3/13/2018

posted Mar 13, 2018, 9:34 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 9:35 AM ]

The club will be open as normally scheduled on Tuesday 3/13/2018. 

While the club is open, and the travel conditions near the club are manageable, as always, please exercise your best judgment as to whether you can travel safely to and from the club from your home. Stay safe, stay warm, and if you can, come fence!

Reminder: Weather-related closings announcements

posted Mar 12, 2018, 11:37 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 11:37 AM ]

A reminder of how emergency/weather-related closings at the club will be announced, in FAQ format:
  • Will Riverside Fencing Club be closed when the local (Hadley) Schools are closed?
    • Not necessarily. However, we have no direct link to the Hadley Schools, so our operations do not depend on them.
  • When will you post that Riverside Fencing Club is closed?
    • No later than 1:00pm on the day in question.
  • If there is no notice, what should we assume?
    • If there is no posting about a closing, please assume that there WILL be fencing.
  • Where will you post notices?
    • I will post notices in three places:
      • Via email. I will post to this email list. Please check your email.
      • On our official web site: www.RiversideFencingClub.com.
      • On our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/Riverside.Fencing.Club/
I have to make the call based on the weather conditions near the club. If, at any time, you feel that the travel conditions near where you live are too dangerous for you to come out, please stay home, safe.

Thank you.

-Taro Yamashita
Head Coach, Owner

Club Open Mon 3/12/2018

posted Mar 12, 2018, 7:40 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 7:42 AM ]

The club will be open Monday 3/12/2018 as normally scheduled.

There is a winter storm warning in effect Monday night into Tuesday evening. However, since the storm warning does not go into effect until AFTER the Monday schedule of fencing, we expect no weather-related issues. However, please use your own best judgment as to whether you can travel safely to and from the club.

We will see what the situation is like for Tuesday 3/13/2018 as the time draws nearer and we have a better sense of the storm situation.

Mar-Apr 2018 Intro course registration closing soon!

posted Feb 28, 2018, 8:06 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 8:06 AM ]

The registration for the Mar-Apr 2018 session of introductory programs offered by Riverside closes soon!
  • For HADLEY and LONGMEADOW: registration closes Thursday March 1.
  • For WEST SPRINGFIELD: registration closes Friday March 2.
See "Introduction to Fencing" link, left, for more information and registration information.

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