Welcome to the Down East School of Fencing!
We are a diverse and dynamic club, ranging in age from seven to 70. From beginners to recreational enthusiasts to national competitors, there is a place for you. Come join us on the strip, and welcome to our site!
Season’s Greetings DESF Fencers & Parents:
As most of you know, I will be away in Spain with Carol on vacation from December 17th (Thursday) until January 13th, 2016. Carol and I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
DESF Schedule (December 2015 – January 2016):
· Today, Tuesday December 15 – No classes in Northeast Harbor
· Wednesday, December 16 – I will be teaching the last youth class for Old Town Recreation Center, 6 PM – Evening Group is on for tomorrow.
· Thursday, December 17 – John leaving for Spain. No fencing classes for the remainder of December.
· Wednesday, January 6– 6: 00 PM - Open fencing evening – Competitive Teens/Youth* and Adults Only
· Wednesday, January 13 - 6: 00 PM - Open fencing evening – Competitive Teens/Youth* and Adults Only
· Wednesday, January 13– John returns.
· Week of January 18– Fencing classes officially resume at all locations.
· Saturday, January 30 – Mid-Coast Maine Fencing Tournament – Bucksport Jewett School (See AskFRED for Pre-registration and Details)
*Individual Teens and Youth that own competition electric gear and have attended classes with adults are acceptable to attend these open fencing evenings.
See you all in January. Happy Holidays!! John.
Please check out our Down East School of Fencing Facebook Page for the latest news and photos.
Please check out this feature article about our fencing school written by Taylor Vortherms, Sports Editor at the Ellsworth American last week: http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/sports/fencing-on-the-rise-in-maine
Mark your calendars for these upcoming fall dates for the new fencing season!!
2016 Winter Tournament Calendar:
Also: Kents Hill Fencing Event - TBA
Mid-Coast Maine Tournament - January 30th - Bucksport Jewett School
Details about these events can be found over time at www.usfencing.org, www.askfred.net or www.northeastfencing.net. Check on events periodically for changes and updates.
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