Covid 19 update

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

  • Outdoor physically distanced classes: Summer 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

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Britannia Park, Ottawa
    • 5
    Register

    Weapon of the Week Outdoor Solo Drill Class - West End

    This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided medieval weapons practice for novice and intermediate students. Please register for each individual class you will attend.

    Each one-hour class includes a warm-up, and instructor guided solo drills, including instructor feedback. The weapon of focus will vary by week:

    June 17: Spear

    June  24: Sword in one Hand

    (No class June 1 - Canada Day)

    July 8: Rapier

    Participants will also get access to the Ottawa Swordplay Discord Server, including access to our Saturday live video classes. In-person classes will build on the Saturday live video class content.  Weapon of the Week class content may vary from the longsword drill classes where appropriate.

    These sessions will be held at Britannia Park. Visit the following Google Maps link for the approximate location: https://goo.gl/maps/ycBAq2reDBnThAS6A

    John and Jacques will instruct these sessions. 

    Equipment

    Students will need a water bottle and a practice weapon. If you do not have the exact weapon of focus for the week, most actions can be done with a sword, and we may be able to loan you a trainer (best to let us know in advance as supplies are limited). You do not need a fencing mask. You are encouraged to wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class. As the class is outdoors with physical distancing, a mask is not mandatory. 

    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

    Ottawa Swordplay is following all public health recommendations to offer a safe class experience. Classes will be held outdoors with physical distancing from each other and from instructors. Class size is limited to 8 students and 2 instructors.

    No paired drills and no freeplay will be allowed due to the risk of close contact. This includes students from the same social bubble.

    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. 

    Weather Cancellation Policy

    In the event of severe weather, classes will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. Cancelled classes will not be rescheduled. Cancellation messages will be sent at least one hour before the class start time. 

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa
    • 5
    Register

    Longsword Outdoor Solo Drill Class - West End

    This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided solo longsword practice outdoors for novice and intermediate students. 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. Participants will also get access to the Ottawa Swordplay Discord Server, including access to our Saturday live video classes. In-person classes often build on the Saturday live video class content.  

    These sessions will be held at Andrew Haydon Park. Visit the following Google Maps link for the approximate location: https://goo.gl/maps/tM93KbxV1pNdb3mU9

    Marla and Sean will instruct these sessions. 

    Equipment

    Students will need a non-medical (cloth) mask (optional), water bottle and a practice longsword. If you do not have a longsword, we will loan you a wooden trainer. You do not need a fencing mask. You are encouraged to wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class. As the class is outdoors with physical distancing, a mask is not mandatory. 

    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

    Ottawa Swordplay is following all public health recommendations to offer a safe class experience. Classes will be held outdoors with physical distancing from each other and from instructors. Class size is limited to 8 students and 2 instructors.

    No paired drills and no freeplay will be allowed due to the risk of close contact. This includes students from the same social bubble.

    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. 

    Weather Cancellation Policy

    In the event of severe weather, classes will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. Cancelled classes will not be rescheduled. Cancellation messages will be sent at least one hour before the class start time. 

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online: Ottawa Swordplay Discord server

    Advanced registration is not required for this event.

    This 30-minute class consists of slow technical drill to develop skills used in our regular classes. These classes are instructed by Craig. 

    This class is run through our Discord server. Students with paid memberships or who attend our outdoor drill classes can join the server and access these classes live. 

    Previous class recordings are released on our YouTube Channel on Thursdays. 

    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Britannia Park, Ottawa
    • 7
    Register

    Weapon of the Week Outdoor Solo Drill Class - West End

    This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided medieval weapons practice for novice and intermediate students. Please register for each individual class you will attend.

    Each one-hour class includes a warm-up, and instructor guided solo drills, including instructor feedback. The weapon of focus will vary by week:

    June 17: Spear

    June  24: Sword in one Hand

    (No class June 1 - Canada Day)

    July 8: Rapier

    Participants will also get access to the Ottawa Swordplay Discord Server, including access to our Saturday live video classes. In-person classes will build on the Saturday live video class content.  Weapon of the Week class content may vary from the longsword drill classes where appropriate.

    These sessions will be held at Britannia Park. Visit the following Google Maps link for the approximate location: https://goo.gl/maps/ycBAq2reDBnThAS6A

    John and Jacques will instruct these sessions. 

    Equipment

    Students will need a water bottle and a practice weapon. If you do not have the exact weapon of focus for the week, most actions can be done with a sword, and we may be able to loan you a trainer (best to let us know in advance as supplies are limited). You do not need a fencing mask. You are encouraged to wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class. As the class is outdoors with physical distancing, a mask is not mandatory. 

    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

    Ottawa Swordplay is following all public health recommendations to offer a safe class experience. Classes will be held outdoors with physical distancing from each other and from instructors. Class size is limited to 8 students and 2 instructors.

    No paired drills and no freeplay will be allowed due to the risk of close contact. This includes students from the same social bubble.

    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. 

    Weather Cancellation Policy

    In the event of severe weather, classes will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. Cancelled classes will not be rescheduled. Cancellation messages will be sent at least one hour before the class start time. 

    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa
    • 4
    Register

    Longsword Outdoor Solo Drill Class - West End

    This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided solo longsword practice outdoors for novice and intermediate students. 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. Participants will also get access to the Ottawa Swordplay Discord Server, including access to our Saturday live video classes. In-person classes often build on the Saturday live video class content.  

    These sessions will be held at Andrew Haydon Park. Visit the following Google Maps link for the approximate location: https://goo.gl/maps/tM93KbxV1pNdb3mU9

    Marla and Sean will instruct these sessions. 

    Equipment

    Students will need a non-medical (cloth) mask (optional), water bottle and a practice longsword. If you do not have a longsword, we will loan you a wooden trainer. You do not need a fencing mask. You are encouraged to wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class. As the class is outdoors with physical distancing, a mask is not mandatory. 

    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

    Ottawa Swordplay is following all public health recommendations to offer a safe class experience. Classes will be held outdoors with physical distancing from each other and from instructors. Class size is limited to 8 students and 2 instructors.

    No paired drills and no freeplay will be allowed due to the risk of close contact. This includes students from the same social bubble.

    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. 

    Weather Cancellation Policy

    In the event of severe weather, classes will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. Cancelled classes will not be rescheduled. Cancellation messages will be sent at least one hour before the class start time. 

    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online: Ottawa Swordplay Discord server

    Advanced registration is not required for this event.

    This 30-minute class consists of slow technical drill to develop skills used in our regular classes. These classes are instructed by Craig. 

    This class is run through our Discord server. Students with paid memberships or who attend our outdoor drill classes can join the server and access these classes live. 

    Previous class recordings are released on our YouTube Channel on Thursdays. 

    • 3 Jul 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa
    • 6
    Register

    Longsword Outdoor Solo Drill Class - West End

    This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided solo longsword practice outdoors for novice and intermediate students. 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. Participants will also get access to the Ottawa Swordplay Discord Server, including access to our Saturday live video classes. In-person classes often build on the Saturday live video class content.  

    These sessions will be held at Andrew Haydon Park. Visit the following Google Maps link for the approximate location: https://goo.gl/maps/tM93KbxV1pNdb3mU9

    Marla and Sean will instruct these sessions. 

    Equipment

    Students will need a non-medical (cloth) mask (optional), water bottle and a practice longsword. If you do not have a longsword, we will loan you a wooden trainer. You do not need a fencing mask. You are encouraged to wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class. As the class is outdoors with physical distancing, a mask is not mandatory. 

    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

    Ottawa Swordplay is following all public health recommendations to offer a safe class experience. Classes will be held outdoors with physical distancing from each other and from instructors. Class size is limited to 8 students and 2 instructors.

    No paired drills and no freeplay will be allowed due to the risk of close contact. This includes students from the same social bubble.

    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. 

    Weather Cancellation Policy

    In the event of severe weather, classes will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. Cancelled classes will not be rescheduled. Cancellation messages will be sent at least one hour before the class start time. 

    • 8 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Britannia Park, Ottawa
    • 8
    Register

    Weapon of the Week Outdoor Solo Drill Class - West End

    This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided medieval weapons practice for novice and intermediate students. Please register for each individual class you will attend.

    Each one-hour class includes a warm-up, and instructor guided solo drills, including instructor feedback. The weapon of focus will vary by week:

    June 17: Spear

    June  24: Sword in one Hand

    (No class June 1 - Canada Day)

    July 8: Rapier

    Participants will also get access to the Ottawa Swordplay Discord Server, including access to our Saturday live video classes. In-person classes will build on the Saturday live video class content.  Weapon of the Week class content may vary from the longsword drill classes where appropriate.

    These sessions will be held at Britannia Park. Visit the following Google Maps link for the approximate location: https://goo.gl/maps/ycBAq2reDBnThAS6A

    John and Jacques will instruct these sessions. 

    Equipment

    Students will need a water bottle and a practice weapon. If you do not have the exact weapon of focus for the week, most actions can be done with a sword, and we may be able to loan you a trainer (best to let us know in advance as supplies are limited). You do not need a fencing mask. You are encouraged to wear a non-medical (cloth) mask for the class. As the class is outdoors with physical distancing, a mask is not mandatory. 

    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

    Ottawa Swordplay is following all public health recommendations to offer a safe class experience. Classes will be held outdoors with physical distancing from each other and from instructors. Class size is limited to 8 students and 2 instructors.

    No paired drills and no freeplay will be allowed due to the risk of close contact. This includes students from the same social bubble.

    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. 

    Weather Cancellation Policy

    In the event of severe weather, classes will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. Cancelled classes will not be rescheduled. Cancellation messages will be sent at least one hour before the class start time. 

Past events

12 Jun 2021 Online Drill Class
30 Jan 2021 Online Drill Class
23 Jan 2021 Online Drill Class
16 Jan 2021 Online Drill Class
9 Jan 2021 Online Drill Class
19 Dec 2020 Online Drill Class
12 Dec 2020 Online Drill Class
5 Dec 2020 Online Drill Class
28 Nov 2020 Online Drill Class
28 Nov 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
25 Nov 2020 No Contact Novice Longsword (Wednesday)
24 Nov 2020 Longsword Solo Drill (Tuesday)
21 Nov 2020 Online Drill Class
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 Online Drill Class
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 Online Drill Class
7 Nov 2020 East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
7 Nov 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
31 Oct 2020 Online Drill Class
31 Oct 2020 East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
31 Oct 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
24 Oct 2020 Online Drill Class
24 Oct 2020 East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
24 Oct 2020 West End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
17 Oct 2020 Online Drill Class
17 Oct 2020 East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)
17 Oct 2020 West 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 Online Drill Class
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 Online Drill Class
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 Online Drill Class
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 Online Drill Class
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 Netflix Watching Party - Aug 29
29 Aug 2020 Online Drill Class
25 Aug 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
25 Aug 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
25 Aug 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
18 Aug 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
18 Aug 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
18 Aug 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
11 Aug 2020 Cancelled: West End Longsword Solo Drill
11 Aug 2020 Cancelled: East End Longsword Solo Drill
11 Aug 2020 Cancelled: West End Single sword Solo Drill
4 Aug 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
4 Aug 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
4 Aug 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
28 Jul 2020 West End Longsword Solo Drill
28 Jul 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
28 Jul 2020 West End Single sword 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 Longsword Solo Drill
14 Jul 2020 East End Longsword Solo Drill
14 Jul 2020 West End Single sword Solo Drill
11 Jul 2020 Online Drill Class
27 Jun 2020 Netflix Watching Party - June 27
23 May 2020 Netflix Watching Party - May 23
25 Apr 2020 Netflix Watching Party - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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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