All Members MUST have a current a current USA Fencing Annual Membership. USA Membership provides members with personal insurance coverage as well as allowing Valkyrie Fencing Club to continue as a certified USA Fencing Club. Go to USA Fencing to purchase either a "Competitive" or "ACCESS" Membership.
Members can come to any session Tuesday through Friday. Sessions begin at 4:30 and 7:00pm. Generally kids from ages 7 -13 come to the earlier session and older kids/adults attend the later session. Equipment is provided for Trial Members, but Regular Club Members must begin to purchase personal equipment for safety and success.
Because members can come to any session, there are no "make up days" and no rebates for days that the club must close for competition attendance or maintenance.
Members cannot delete or discontinue their own subscriptions. You must provide Julie with notice of your intent to discontinue your subscription 10 days in advance. This is to avoid being charged for a month you could not attend. It is absolutely your responsibility to provide written notification by email or text.
Parents/Spectators are NOT ALLOWED in the classroom areas due to safety. Parents are encouraged to fence also, and to become familiar with Safesport practice.
Equipment sales are provided. Prices do not include tax. Any equipment you find online is not advised. Fencing equipment must fit well and should be new. Old fencing equipment becomes more structurally weak. Any older equipment use that is not club equipment will be the personal liability of the user or the guardian of said user. Please feel free to bring in equipment that you would like to use for inspection. I will tell you honestly if it can be safely used. Our equipment is sold such that it is ready for USA sanctioned competitive use. Equipment you find elsewhere may not be.
Any personal equipment left for longer than 30 days becomes the property of Valkyrie Fencing.
Sales tax is imposed on all items such as equipment.
Athletes can be dismissed on the basis of behavior that is unsafe, overly aggressive, offensive, or illegal.
Valkyrie Fencing does not allow coaches other than Valkyrie Staff to teach either groups or personal lessons within our facility. Guest coaches may be invited from time to time by Valkyrie Administration for specific events.
All participants of classes and any other activities sponsored or produced by Valkyrie Fencing Club are required to sign a waiver:
In consideration and as a condition of my and/or my minor child’s being granted participation/membership in Valkyrie Fencing Club and/or being allowed to participate in any way in USA Fencing and its related events and activities, I acknowledge and agree, on my own behalf and on behalf of any child or other person for whom I am signing this document (“I” or “myself” or “my” being construed hereinafter to include all such persons), as follows:
SUBMISSION TO RULES: I agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing as set forth in, among other things, the Bylaws, Rules of Competition, Athlete Handbook, Operations Manual, USA Fencing Safe Sport Policy, USOC Safe Sport Code (including the Practices and Procedures and Supplementary Rules appended thereto) and Valkyrie Fencing Club Rules, all as now constituted and as may be amended from time to time. I understand that services are not refundable for cancellations within a 48 hour time of the reserved date/time of lesson/class/course, etc.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: I acknowledge and agree as follows:
1. The risks of injury from the activities involved in the sport of fencing and related activities are significant, including the potential for serious injury, disability or death,
and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce those risks, the risks may continue to exist; and,
2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, whether known or unknown, apparent or latent, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE
RELEASEES (defined below) or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
3. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS VALKYRIE FENCING CLUB, USA FENCING, and all affiliated sections, divisions, clubs, host organizations, officers, directors, athletes, referees, coaches, volunteers, officials, club members, individual members,agents, employees, contractors, participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners or lessors of premises used for the activity ("Releasees"), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ALLEGING OR ARISING FROM ANY PERSONAL INJURY,
DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, that may occur or has occurred, in connection with the sport of fencing or related activities, WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANY OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
CONSENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT: This is to certify that I give my written consent to the USA Fencing and its representatives for myself and/or any person for whom I am signing this document to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, athletic trainer, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during fencing and related activities.
CHOICE OF LAW: The foregoing agreement, consent, waiver and release shall be governed, interpreted and construed according to the law of the State of Utah and Colorado, without reference to choice of law principles.
ARBITRATION: Except as set forth in the USA Fencing Safe Sport Policy and USOC Safe Sport Code (including the Practices and Procedures and Supplementary Rules appended thereto), any controversy or claim arising from or relating to my membership or participation, or my minor child’s membership or participation, in USAFencing and/or Valkyrie Fencing Club, including but not limited to any matter arising from or relating to (i) qualification or selection for, or competition in, any fencing event, whether staged under the auspices of Valkyrie Fencing, USA Fencing, the FIE, the USOC, the IOC or some other fencing administrative body, (ii) qualification or selection for, or activities as, a coach, referee or other official at any such fencing event; or (iii) compliance with or violation of any rule, regulation, policy, practice, bylaw, statute or common law, of USAFencing, FIE, USOC or IOC, or of any national, state, provincial or local governing or administrative body, including any issue concerning compliance by USAFencing or by any officer, director, employee, agent, attorney, referee, official, club member, individual member, committee member or volunteer of USA Fencing and/or Valkyrie Fencing Club, including but not limited to any matter arising from or relating to allegations of damage to property or injury to person, shall to the fullest extent permitted by law be settled by arbitration, provided, however, that prior to the commencement of any such arbitration, any and all available administrative procedures and remedies of VALKYRIE FENCING CLUB, USA Fencing, FIE, USOC, IOC or applicable sports, governmental or administrative body shall have been exhausted.