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

East End Outdoor Longsword Solo Drill (Saturday)

  • 24 Oct 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Corner of St Laurent Blvd and Lancaster Rd, Ottawa
  • 9


Registration is closed

Longsword Outdoor Solo Drill Class - East End

This drop-in style weekly class offers physically distanced, guided solo longsword practice outdoors. 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 outdoors at the green space southeast of the swordhall, near the Cape Race lighthouse in front of the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Visit the following Google Maps link for the approximate location:,-75.623809/@45.4023891,-75.6248223,332m/data=!3m1!1e3

Craig and Matthew will instruct these sessions. 


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 12 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. 

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