All Members MUST have a current Valkyrie Annual Membership AND a current USA Fencing Annual Membership. Valkyrie Annual Memberships help provide a fund for upkeep on scoring equipment, floor mats, and other associated items. 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 "Non-competitive" Membership.
Members can schedule any session Tuesday through Friday. Sessions begin at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30. Members schedule classes according to their purchased Class Subscription Plan. Basic Plans allow 1 session per week. Silver Plans allow 2 sessions per week. Gold Plans allow three sessions per week and Platinum Plans allow class sessions all four days. You choose the day and come for the session of your choosing.
Make up days for missed sessions are available on any open day of operation, during any session. However you must make up your missed day during the same month, unless permission is granted (i.e. in the case that the missed day was on the last day of the previous month.)
Members have access to their club account through Glofox. Glofox delivers news, and receipts for your club charges. Members cannot delete or discontinue their own subscriptions. You must provide Julie with notice of your intent to discontinue your subscription 30 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.
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 and annual membership fees.
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) andValkyrie 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 forwhom 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 duringfencing 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 SupplementaryRules 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 ofVALKYRIE FENCING CLUB, USA Fencing, FIE, USOC, IOC or applicable sports, governmental or administrative body shall have been exhausted.