unfortunately, there are costs to running a fencing club. Currently,
the Beaches Sabre Club operates on a not-for-profit basis. This
helps keep our fees to a minimum but there are always going to
be expenses to pay. There are four types of fees (Club Membership,
OFA, Group Lesson and Salle fees) that you will be expected to
pay. Generally, fees are payable quarterly or annually. Some fees
may be payable monthly upon request.
following table will help you figure out what membership with
Beaches is going to cost you. Most people will be paying the prime
rates since this will give you the most access to instructors
and other fencers to play with. It actually get cheaper if you
sign up for the annual membership rather than paying for 4 seasons
separately. Take a look.
(six week program,
one class per week)
evenings or afternoons, Saturdays at noon)
during the day)
AND MATCHING PRICES
Different fencers have different needs; we try and get
everyone the service they want for a price they like. While most
members of the club just pay the base rates (i.e. $413.40 per
season), there are some other options.
you have completed the private beginner program, you
may continue to book private lessons. You therefore won't be
required to pay for group lessons. Take a look at the private
program for more info.
you, for whatever reason, just want to come out and free fence,
you also won't pay for group lessons.
consideration is being given to encourage our growing foil and
epee programs. If you are an experienced fencer, ask us what
kind of arrangements can be made.
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RATES AND OFFERS
have a number of specials that we offer to encourage new members
and reward old ones. Take a look and see if anything here applies
becoming a member, all family members get 50%
off their salle fees
performance fencers are eligable to have some or all of their
fees waived (work hard for this one!)
the really good news. We have a bounty for recruiting new members.
For every new fencer that you bring in to the club, we will
reduce your membership fees. Rates vary depending on if it is
a beginner or an experienced fencer that you recruit, but we
will always make it worth your while. Just remember, if you
want to get better at the sport, or if you just want to have
fun, then you need new fencers to work with just as much as
we need the new members.
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The first fee is your club membership fee. This one gives
you access to the club and allows you take private lessons and
free fence. You can also join in our warm-up/soccer game. It also
helps us make sure that you are kept up to date on rule changes,
club activities and tournament postings.
you are not a member of the Beaches Sabre Club (i.e. you belong
to another club), you can expect that class and salle fees will
be about double the member rate.
$25.00 plus GST
Quarterly $60.00 plus GST
Annually $200.00 plus GST
FENCING ASSOCIATION (OFA) FEES
The second fee is for your membership in the Ontario Fencing
Association. This fee is for insurance purposes and is mandatory.
you don't intend to compete, the fee is only $5.00 (included for
beginners). A competitive membership is $50.00 for the year. It is recommended
that all members get a competitive membership because competing
is considered an essential part of your training. A Canadian Fencinf Federation licence is also required; it is $10.00/year.
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The third fee is for our group lessons. These fees cover
the cost of instruction. While not mandatory, they are highly
general instructional classes are a great way to train. You can
join in our stretches, our footwork drills and the group lesson
- all of them under the watchful eye of Nick or Jim. You will
get direction and correction throughout each session.
are two types of class fees. One fee is for beginners, which is
more expensive because use of the equipment is included in the
cost. The other fee is for novice, intermediate, and advanced
fencers, which covers the cost of instruction. This fee is subject
to non-member charges (see above).
Class Fees (6 classes – one class per week
for six weeks)
plus GST click
here for more information
Intermediate and Advanced Class Fees (as many
classes per week as you can handle)
$90.00 plus GST (doubled for non-members)
Annually $300.00 plus GST (doubled for non-members)
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The final fee is for the use of the facility. Since we
now provide our own facility, we have a whole battery of additional
costs to keep you fencing. Any fencer who wants to use the facility
must pay this fee. This fee is also subject to non-member charges
$240.00 plus GST (doubled for non-members)
Annually $850.00 plus GST (doubled for non-members)
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