Outdoor Classes Start June 17
Under Stage 1 of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen, outdoor fitness classes of up to 10 people are allowed to operate. We are launching two weekly outdoor classes: Weapon of the Week on Thursdays at 7 pm in Brittania Park, and Solo Longsword on Saturdays at 11 am in Andrew Haydon Park.
Like last summer and fall, these classes will be solo practice of techniques, actions, and footwork, and all students and instructors will maintain social distancing. It will be a "drop in" style, so pay per class, at the same rates as before ($25 standard, $40 generous, $10 subsidized (all plus tax)).
Registration is available now for classes from June 17 through July 8. We will add more weekly classes based on demand and based on Ontario's reopening progress.
Under the current plans for reopening in Ontario, it looks like indoor classes will have to wait a while, but hopefully we can welcome you back into the hall by the fall. Here's a video tour of the renovations to tide you over.
We are continuing to post new videos on YouTube and our livestream classes, held at 1 pm on Saturdays via Discord are ongoing. If you've attended any of our drop-in classes, or if you have signed up as an online swordplay member, you have access to our private Discord Server. Check your email for an invitation. If you're not an online member yet, you can sign up at OttawaSwordplay.com. It's a great way to support us and to keep practicing from home.
Take Care and Be Safe
All the instructors at Ottawa Swordplay are happy to share that they have received their first vaccine doses, and we encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as you're able. The sooner we are all protected, the sooner we can get back to stabbing each other!