May 26 is Give to Lincoln Day!!
Give to Lincoln Day is happening on May 26th! Please consider donating to Lincoln Fencing Club. We are an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit fencing club dedicated to providing a safe, family-centered, personally challenging fencing program that develops people as well as fencers. We believe fencing is for everyone, from youth to adults; and from beginners looking to try something new for fitness or recreation to experienced fencers who want to reach their maximum potential competitively.
How to Donate:
1. Online: Online donations may be made between May 1 and May 26 at https://www.givetolincoln.com/
2. Offline (Checks): Donations may also be made via check and dropped off in person on May 26 at the Lincoln Community Foundation office (8:00am-5:00pm) or at any of West Gate Bank’s Lincoln branches between May 1-26. Checks may also be mailed to Lincoln Community Foundation at 215 Centennial Mall S, Ste. 100, Lincoln, NE 68508. Gifts must be postmarked by May 19 to be eligible for the challenge match fund.
LFC will be holding a cleaning day on Sunday, June 12, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Bring your mops, vacuums, and window cleaning supplies to help make our club sparkle! Lunch will be provided.
Cornhusker State Games are approaching fast! Make sure to register here as soon as you can in order to get your free t-shirt: https://www.
Do you have an interest in volunteering? LFC is on the lookout for additional board members. Please contact us at email@example.com if you may be interested in helping out.
Finally, as we move into summer, and based upon recent enrollment numbers, we are shifting our weekend youth classes into the Sunday 10:00 am class only. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
The LFC Merch Store is LIVE!!!
Good afternoon, LFC and friends! We are thrilled to announce that the LFC merchandise store is live from now until April 1 at 3:30 p.m. Competitive fencers, this is your opportunity to order an official LFC warmup jacket – a tournament necessity! The store also contains shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, and hats – everything a fencer or parent could want. Men’s, women’s, and youth options available.
For our out-of-town friends, great news! Shipping is available through this store. If you’ve been envying our classic “I love to fence” t-shirts, now is your chance to pick one up.
Order your merchandise here: https://stores.inksoft.com/lincolnfencingclub/shop/home
We can’t wait to see all of you in your LFC gear. Thanks to our friends at ScreenInk for getting this off the ground!
First and foremost, we want to congratulate our youth fencers who attended HFA’s I Love Fencing tournament this past weekend. LFC sent seven fencers to a competitive event, and we are pleased to report that each and every one of them fenced their best. With three podium finishes, some big upsets in DEs, and strong comebacks from some of our newest fencers, we could not be prouder of our competitors. Congratulations to all of you!
There is no class this week (although open fencing is always open to all our fencers!). Classes resume February 21, and registration is open. Register here today, because spots are filling up fast!
Can you believe we’ve been fencing in our Gateway location for a year already? Time has flown because we’re having so much fun! To celebrate, we will be hosting a combined holiday-anniversary party at LFC on Saturday, March 5, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This will be a potluck dinner, and we will have games and prizes for kids and adults. We encourage every family to come, both for a great time with friends, and to hear announcements for the coming year. Bring a lawn chair and a dish to share!
Looking for some competition opportunities? You can look for local tournaments on AskFred using this link. Additionally, here are a few we recommend. Please register early and let your coach know you’re interested – if we have sufficient fencers preregistered, LFC will send coaches to support the fencers. Also, the more people who register early, the better events tend to be!
Shamrock “Old Farts” Veterans’ Tournament
LFC – Lincoln, Nebraska
Veteran (ages 40+) events for all 3 weapons
Equinox Epee Tournament
Red Door Fencing – Des Moines, IA
Epee events for beginners & competitive fencers, ages 10 and older
Iowa State Fencing Club – Ames, IA
Mixed & Women’s events in all 3 weapons
Capitol City Youth Classic
LFC – Lincoln, Nebraska
Youth events for ages 19 and under in all 3 weapons
**We strongly encourage all our youth fencers to attend this event! No competitive membership required.
T-shirts On Sale
Want your own LFC t-shirt? We are selling our current stock at a discounted rate of $10 per shirt to make room for new inventory coming soon. T-shirts are located in the back office, and payment can be made by cash or check in the deposit box at club.
Hello LFC Family! Can you believe the year is almost over? We have been hard at work, and 2021 has flown by.
First, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for all the good things 2021 has brought to our club. The move to Gateway Mall has been an overwhelming success, and our youth classes are full of great, motivated kids. Our adult fencers are also training hard and attending clinics and tournaments. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of these athletes! And, of course, we’re grateful for the hard work of all of our coaches, board members, and volunteers, who keep everything running behind the scenes. LFC is fortunate to have every one of you!
Winter Break & Club Cleanup
LFC will be closed from December 24th – January 1. Locker holders, please take your gear home to wash, and make sure your lockers are clean.
We will be hosting an LFC Cleaning Day party on January 2 at 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. We encourage everyone to come and pitch in. Bring cleaning supplies to vacuum, wipe down windows & counters, clean bathrooms and the locker room, and check equipment for safety & repairs. Cleaning parties are always a fun time, so bring the family!
Save The Date!
Our annual holiday party will be held on January 15, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at Lincoln Fencing Club. This will be a potluck dinner, and we will have games and prizes for kids and adults. We encourage every family to come, both for a great time with friends, and to hear announcements for the coming year. Bring a lawn chair and a dish to share!
Icicle Invitational Tournament
The LFC Icicle Invitational will be held at Gateway Mall on January 29-30. This is a competitive tournament for ages 13+. Younger fencers are encouraged to come see their coaches compete! Preregister here: https://askfred.net/Events/
Volunteers & Equipment Needed
Do you have any used monitors, TVs, or laptops taking up room? LFC is looking for some used electronic equipment for virtual scoring displays and general club use. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything you’d be interested in donating.
Last but not least, we are still looking for 1-2 additional board members! LFC is entirely volunteer-run, and we depend on our board members to keep the club going. We are particularly interested in finding a board member who can assist with billing and class rosters, but anyone who is interested is encouraged to reach out. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Thanks to each and every one of you for making this year such a good one! Here’s to a wonderful 2022 for all.
Classes Canceled Wednesday, 12/15/21
In accordance with our inclement weather policy, Lincoln Fencing Club is canceling youth classes on Wednesday, December 15. LFC will be open for open fencing at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting.
Take care, and stay safe!
Registration for classes, November to Remember, and more!
Wow, time is flying, and the holidays are right around the corner! Session 2 just ended, and we are on a break from classes this week. Don’t forget to register for the next session of classes. Class registration can be found on our website here: https://lincolnfencingclub1.
Note that our Saturday/Sunday classes are on a slightly longer break in order to accommodate the holidays – check the class schedule here: https://www.lincolnfencing.
For our competitive fencers, remember to register for our annual D and under event, November to Remember. All fencers ages 13+ with a D or lower rating are welcome and encouraged to join – the more fencers we have, the more new ratings we can give out! Preregister here: https://askfred.net/Events/
Finally, congratulations to all our fencers who competed at the Remenyik Tournament and the St. Louis North American Cup! We love seeing our fencers compete locally and nationally. As always, if you have photos of the events you’d like to share, please message them to us via Facebook to be posted. Congratulations on all your hard work!
We have more exciting things just around the corner, including our annual holiday party, the Icicle Tournament, and more– stay tuned!
It’s Tournament Season!
Welcome to fall! We are well into the swing of things and are happy to report that our first tournament of the year, Wacky Wednesday epee, went well and we were able to give out some new ratings. Congratulations to those who competed! Join us Wednesday 9/22 for saber, and Wednesday 9/29 for foil. We had a great turnout this week and expect the same from the next two events!
Registration for Session 2
This weekend will conclude our Session 1 fall classes. Don’t forget to sign up now for Session 2! Classes will begin September 27, so sign up now to reserve your spot.
Note that the Monday/Wednesday youth class will have a makeup class on 9/20 due to the Labor Day holiday.
Have a taste for competition now? Or, are you new to fencing and looking for some beginner-friendly events to attend? Here are some local & nearby events we recommend, and expect that many of our fencers will attend. Ask your coach if you have any questions, and don’t forget to preregister!
Evanston, IL (NorthWestern University): Remenyik ROC and RJCC
Lots of LFC fencers plan to attend!
Des Moines, IA (Red Door Fencing): Don’t Succulent Women’s & Div 3 Epee
Overland Park, KS (HFA): HFA Halloween Youth & Open Battle
Youth & beginner friendly!
St. Louis, MO (USA Fencing): October North American Cup
Oct. 29 – Nov. 1
Even if you don’t plan to fence in the NAC, it’s a great opportunity to try on & purchase gear, and cheer for your teammates who are competing. Ask your coach for more details.
Lincoln, NE (LFC): November to Remember D & Under
AskFred link pending – check back for updates
Beginner friendly! Ages 13 & up.
Lincoln, NE (LFC): Icicle Invitational
AskFred link pending – check back for updates
Ages 13 & up; all levels welcome
USA Fencing Membership
If you plan to attend any tournaments this year, you should know that USA Fencing now offers a $25 Access membership level that allows you to attend regional tournaments (like the ones listed above). More information on membership levels here: https://www.usafencing.org/
We can’t wait to see our fencers compete this year! As always, please reach out to your coach or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Mask Policy Update
In accordance with the new DHMs enacted by Lancaster County earlier this week, LFC is revising its mask policy. We will now require all persons at LFC to wear a face covering at any time they are not actively fencing or taking a lesson. This includes parents and other visitors, as well as fencers who are waiting in between bouts.
Youth fencers, youth coaches, and any unvaccinated persons must still wear a face covering at all times. We continue to ask fencers who borrow club weapons, body cords, and fencing masks to wipe them down with a sanitizing wipe prior to returning them. And, of course, anyone who has been exposed to Covid or is feeling unwell must stay home.
Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these ever-changing times. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at email@example.com.
Hello LFC family! We’re happy to report that our fall session is off to a great start. We wanted to share some updates and reminders for you as we get into this year.
USA Fencing Membership
Please remember to renew your USA Fencing membership! Memberships expire on July 31 of each year. A current USA Fencing membership is required before you participate in any classes or open fencing at LFC. You can renew your membership here: https://www.usafencing.org/
Board members needed!
LFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a Board of Directors. We are currently looking for 2-3 new at-large board members! The board meets once a month on a weekday evening. This is a great opportunity for a fencer or parent who would like to become more involved! If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you are not interested in joining the board, we are always looking for volunteers! Please reach out if you’d like to help out. LFC is entirely volunteer-run, so we depend upon people like you!
Face Mask Policy
Our current mask policy is that any fencer who is under 12 or is otherwise not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering at all times within LFC. Coaches of youth classes must also wear a face covering at LFC. Fully vaccinated fencers may choose not to wear a face covering; however, face coverings are strongly encouraged regardless of vaccination status. Fencers must also stay home if experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms or following any exposure to Covid-19.
We also want to assure our members that we are watching the current Covid-19 situation in Lincoln closely. While we have not seen new Directed Health Measures issued by the city of Lincoln, we understand that this is a rapidly changing situation and will keep our members posted if for any reason our safety procedures change. We encourage everyone to stay as safe as possible and reach out if you need anything.
Gloves For Sale
Last but not least, we have gloves for sale! We ask that all youth class members purchase their own glove, which is yours to keep. If you have not yet purchased one, please reach out to your coach. Adult sizes are available as well.
If you would like to purchase any other gear, we recommend ordering through one of the vendors listed on the USA Fencing website here: https://www.usafencing.org/
Stay safe, and see you at club!
LFC will be hosting several tournaments next season. We will keep you posted on those dates and times:
Register at https://askfred.net/
Membership fees are due within two weeks of receiving your invoice via email. We encourage the use of the online payment and registration system. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
If Lincoln Public Schools are canceled because of weather, LFC will also be closed!
USA Fencing Membership Insurance Policy:
Every fencer must be a member of USFA for our club to be insured. A non-competitive membership is available for only $10 for the year; many other levels of membership are also available. Please take a minute and register with USA Fencing online now. We will be checking every fencer’s USFA status before they are able to fence. https://www.usafencing.org/