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

January Shutdown and Swordhall Renovations

5 Jan 2021 6:00 PM | Marla Desat (Administrator)

January Public Health Order

In compliance with the latest Public Health orders, we are closed to the public and will not be offering indoor classes during the province-wide shutdown. We are also not offering in-store shopping or curbside pick up during the shutdown, but our online store remains open for local delivery.

We'll have new YouTube videos up soon, and our livestream classes via Discord will resume on Saturday, January 9th at 1 pm. 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 It's a great way to support us during the shutdown. 

Status of Ottawa Swordplay

To put it lightly, 2020 was an unpredictable and uncertain year. We know many local businesses that have had to close and that many of you are probably wondering about the future of Ottawa Swordplay.

We are extremely lucky to be able to say with confidence that will be here for years to come. We want to thank you for all your support so far, and we are also thankful for the relief programs from the Federal and Provincial governments and the flexibility of our landlord.

Renovations Underway

Given the recent province-wide shutdown, we are taking this opportunity to do some significant renovations at the swordhall. We are excited to create a better space than ever before for when we are able to re-open! We hope most of the work will be complete by the end of January and the end of the province-wide shutdown, but some of the work may continue into February or possibly into March. We'll keep you updated on what that means for in-person classes.

As always, your safety is our most important priority, and we will continue to offer modified and online activities. We look forward to widespread vaccination and a return to our regular activities at some point in 2021. 

Returns or Exchanges from Winter Sale

Should you have any items you need to return or exchange, please hold on to them until the provincial shutdown ends. We will be happy to help you once we can re-open to the public. If you have any questions or concerns at all, don't hesitate to send us an email.  

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