Covid 19 update

During the pandemic, Ottawa Swordplay is offering the following alternatives to our regular program:

  • Indoor and outdoor physically distanced classes: Fall Classes
  • Digital memberships with Online Drill classes: Memberships
  • Increased online content: YouTube
  • An online Store with delivery within the Ottawa area: Store

Calendar of Classes, Workshops, and Events

Upcoming events

    • 28 Nov 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    • 1760 St. Laurent Blvd
    • 4
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    Longsword Solo Drill Class

    This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided solo longsword practice. While aimed at intermediate students, novice students are welcome! Please register for each individual class you will attend.

    Each one-hour class includes a warm-up, and instructor guided solo drills for the longsword, including instructor feedback. Some classes will include working with pells and targets. Participants will also get access to the Ottawa Swordplay Discord Server, including access to our Saturday live video classes. 

    These sessions will be held indoors at the Ottawa Swordplay Sword Hall. Students can access the bathroom and get water, but change rooms are not available.

    Craig and Matthew will instruct these sessions. 

    Equipment

    Students will need a non-medical (cloth) mask, indoor shoes, a water bottle and a practice longsword. If you do not have a longsword, we will loan you a trainer for the class. You do not need a fencing mask. You must wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class, and outdoor shoes cannot be worn in the Sword Hall. 

    Sliding Price Scale

    These sessions are offered with a sliding price scale.  Choose between the Generous, Standard, or Subsidized rates according to your means.

    COVID-19 Precautions (Updated November 4)

    Ottawa Swordplay is following all public health recommendations to offer a safe class experience. Classes will be held indoors with physical distancing between all students and instructors. Class size is limited to 6 students and 2 instructors so that all participants can be 3 metres apart. High contact surfaces are regularly sanitized. Students are asked not too arrive too early and not to linger long after class to reduce contacts. 

    Freeplay is not permitted due to the risk of close contact. Paired drills are only permitted between students from same household. If you are signing up with others from your household, please sign up each additional person as a guest to your registration. 

    Students may not attend class if they have traveled outside the country in the last two weeks, if they have any symptoms of Covid-19 such as fever or cough, or if they have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive or suspects they may have Covid-19. If you need to cancel your registration for these reasons, you will be receive a refund for the class. 

    Should an instructor become ill, classes they lead will be cancelled for two weeks or until they are confirmed to have tested negative for Covid-19. 

Past events

25 Nov 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
24 Nov 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
21 Nov 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
21 Nov 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
18 Nov 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
17 Nov 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
14 Nov 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
14 Nov 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
11 Nov 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
10 Nov 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
7 Nov 2020 East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
7 Nov 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
31 Oct 2020 East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
31 Oct 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
24 Oct 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
24 Oct 2020 East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
17 Oct 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
17 Oct 2020 East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
10 Oct 2020 Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
8 Oct 2020 Rapier Solo Drill (Thursday)
7 Oct 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
6 Oct 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
3 Oct 2020 Paired Longsword Drill (Saturday)
3 Oct 2020 Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
3 Oct 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Saturday)
1 Oct 2020 Rapier Solo Drill (Thursday)
30 Sep 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
29 Sep 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
26 Sep 2020 Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
26 Sep 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Saturday)
25 Sep 2020 Workshop: Make and Train with a Pell (Friday)
24 Sep 2020 Single Sword Solo Drill (Thursday)
23 Sep 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
22 Sep 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
19 Sep 2020 Paired Longsword Drill (Saturday)
19 Sep 2020 Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
19 Sep 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Saturday)
17 Sep 2020 Single Sword Solo Drill (Thursday)
16 Sep 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
15 Sep 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
12 Sep 2020 Paired Longsword Drill (Saturday)
12 Sep 2020 Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
12 Sep 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Saturday)
10 Sep 2020 Single Sword Solo Drill (Thursday)
9 Sep 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
8 Sep 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
29 Aug 2020 Online Drill Class
25 Aug 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
25 Aug 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
25 Aug 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
18 Aug 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
18 Aug 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
18 Aug 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
11 Aug 2020 Cancelled: East End Longsword Solo Drill
11 Aug 2020 Cancelled: West End Single sword Solo Drill
11 Aug 2020 Cancelled: West End Longsword Solo Drill
4 Aug 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
4 Aug 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
4 Aug 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
28 Jul 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
28 Jul 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
28 Jul 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
25 Jul 2020 Online Drill Class
21 Jul 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
21 Jul 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
21 Jul 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
18 Jul 2020 Online Drill Class
14 Jul 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
14 Jul 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
14 Jul 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
11 Jul 2020 Online Drill Class
27 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Fight Night
20 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Fight Night
13 Mar 2020 Open training time
28 Feb 2020 Fight Night
21 Feb 2020 Fight Night
14 Feb 2020 Open training time
31 Jan 2020 Fight Night
24 Jan 2020 Fight Night
17 Jan 2020 Open training time
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