McGill Fencing Club
The McGill Fencing Club aims to provide current and prospective fencers an opportunity to learn and practice the sport of fencing and become a part of the tightly knit community of fencers at McGill. Our club is beginner-friendly. We offer classes with experienced instructors who are excited to pass on their knowledge, tailored to your level of experience. To register, you do not need to be a McGill Student.

Our classes/practices take place at the McGill Athletics Facility/Gym in which we have a specialized practice studio with scoring machines, an arsenal and a team room. For sanitary and safety reasons, all fencers (regardless of whether you are taking our classes or just free fencing)must have their own fencing glove. If you do not already have one, you can purchase one from us for $25 CAD. We offer both left and right handed gloves with sizes ranging from XS to XXL.

The McGill Fencing Club offers the following classes during the Fall and Winter semesters:

Fencing I: A beginner’s level class, for those who have never fenced before or have very little experience fencing and need refreshment on basic footwork and weapon skills of fencing. Students will have the opportunity to learn about all 3 styles of fencing with an emphasis on Foil. There are two sections available for this class.

  MORNING: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (twice a week)

  EVENING: Tuesday and Thursday 8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (twice a week)

Fencing II: An intermediate (casual) class, for those with previous experience (i.e. from Fencing I) to practice more advanced footwork and weapon drills. Students are able to focus on their preferred style fencing (Foil, Epee or Sabre).

  EVENING: Monday and Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (twice a week)

Those who wish to attend tournaments (both individual and team tournaments) with us, you have an opportunity to become a Competitive Member at the McGill Fencing Club by paying our one-time Competitive Membership Fee of $75 CAD a year or $40 CAD for two semesters or $25 CAD for one. Becoming a competitive member has its advantages: You will compete under the title 'McGill Fencing Club' at tournaments, have access to the McGill Fencing Team Room in which you will have an assigned storage space for your equipment (as long as your competitive membership is active), be eligible for exclusive discounts when buying or ordering fencing equipment with the Club and receive a personalized McGill Fencing Club name tag for your equipment bag! Members will be able to use our electric equipment.

Our members compete in various tournaments mostly in Quebec and Ontario. Our club is affiliated with the FEQ and a CFF License is required to compete in a tournament. Beginners are absolutely welcome participate in competitions with us. If this is your first time competing, we will be more than happy to guide you through the process. The tournaments are on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Our club also offers Free Fencing from Monday to Thursday, 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. During which fencers are welcome to come in and practice (free of charge) to spar. Dry fencing equipment will be provided. The scoring machines will be available for those who can provide their own electric weapons and body cord.

The McGill Fencing Club is a social club; a great place to exercise and to make new friends. We hold numerous social events each semester, such as mixers, fencing dinners and beer hours. If you are interested in attending our events and meet other fellow fencers, or would like to inquire further, you can contact us at or by joining our Facebook group at . Our Facebook group is very active and it is where we make most of our announcements. If you need an immediate response, it's best to reach us on our Facebook group.