FAQ

DO I NEED EXPERIENCE TO JOIN?

Nope! Beginners are welcome to join. Our members range from beginners to competitive fencers.

WHO CAN JOIN THIS CLUB?

Anyone who is a student, alumni, or employee of the University of Waterloo may participate. You must have a valid gym membership with the school, so alumni and staff must purchase one through the PAC before they can register. Anyone who isn't affiliated with the school is welcome to check out Excelsior Fencing, another local club within the KW community that runs both beginner and experienced programs.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?

You do NOT need to bring your own equipment. We supply new members with masks, gloves, weapons, and fencing jackets so that you'll be able to fence on your first day.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO SESSIONS?

We recommend our members to bring:

  •  water bottle

  • t-shirt

  • athletics shorts or pants (preferable)

  • indoor trainers, court shoes, or running shoes

WHERE ARE THE SESSIONS HELD?

Our sessions take place at the PAC in the activity area.

ARE ALL WEAPONS WELCOME?

Absolutely! The most common weapon among our fencers is foil, but we welcome all fencers. If you are a new fencer wanting to learn a specific weapon, we have equipment for you to get started.