Valkyrie Fencing Club Policy and Waiver
All Members MUST have 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 www.usafencing.org to purchase either a "Competitive" or "ACCESS" Membership for the current year.
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. Equipment is sold at the fencing club and members who fail to purchase basic equipment will be unable to participate in all activities that require said equipment.
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 or holidays.
All Participants acknowledge that fencing is a sporting activity that carries physical, mental and emotional risk like any other sports combat and martial arts activity. Participants will need to use common sense and understand that accidents and injuries do occur. Participants will need to assume these risks and follow safety protocol in order to participate. All sessions are supervised by Valkyrie volunteers and/or staff but injuries do sometimes occur, including but not limited to; sprained joints, bruises, impacts, exhaustion, concussion, abrasions, dehydration, and injuries that occur whenever children engage in athletic or rough housing activities, etc., including serious injury and death. All athletes will need to agree to be considerate of the safety of others in the class at all times and assume personal liabilities for their injuries as outlined in the waiver below. Athletes that have any health conditions that may be adversely affected by participation in Valkyrie Fencing classes/activities/events, will determine whether they are capable of safe participation for themselves and assume those risks.
All participants and their family members/associates assume their own personal risk of contracting illnesses such as but not limited to COVID-19 or any related condition or illness that may result from exposure to it or any other illness. Participants knowningly participate in activities at Valkyrie Fencing with the knowledge that participation in any activity in public, commercial or athletic areas may result in contraction of common viruses.
Members cannot delete or discontinue their own subscriptions. You must provide Valkyrie Fencing with notice of your intent to discontinue your subscription 10 days in advance via email. This is to avoid being charged for a month you could not attend. Refunds for client negligence in providing notice will not be given.
Valkyrie Athletes must agree to a class subscription plan and enroll via the website. Any month found to have not had payment collected will be still the responsibility of the client to pay. Valkyrie Fencing will pursue owed or delinquent payments with appropriate legal means.
Parents/Spectators are NOT ALLOWED in the classroom areas due to safety. This includes tournaments unless notified differently.
Parents are encouraged to fence also, and to become familiar with Safesport practice. https://www.safesport.org
Equipment sales are provided. Prices do not include tax. 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.
When personal equipment is left at the club for client convenience, it is at the owner's risk. Valkyrie Fencing does not take financial responsibility for personal equipment safety or security. If items are missing or found damaged, Valkyrie Fencing will not repair or replace them.
Athletes who attend classes and practices at Valkyrie are responsible for bringing water and any other necessary items for health or safety.
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, including assuming risk of contracting illness such as but not limited to COVID 19 or similar and or related illnesses or conditions resulting therefrom; 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 USA Fencing 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 USA Fencing, FIE, USOC or IOC, or of any national, state, provincial or local governing or administrative body, including any issue concerning compliance by USA Fencing 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.
There may also be other risks, dangers, social and economic losses not know to me or not readily foreseeable at
this time, and I fully accept and assume all responsibility for such risks and all losses, costs, and damages
incurred by the Named Participant, for the Named Participant and for the Named Participant’s parents,
guardians, heirs, and other defenders as a result of the Named Participant’s participation in these Activities.
Knowing this, I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the United States Fencing Association and Valkyrie Fencing Club, their respective administrators, directors,
agents, officers, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activities take place (each considered one of the “Releasees”) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account, caused or alleged to be caused, in whole or in part, by the actions or inactions of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations, and further agree that if, despite this release, I, or anyone on the Named Participant’s behalf makes a claim against any of the Releasees named above, I will indemnify, save and hold harmless each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage or costs incurred as the result of any such claim owing from the Named Participant’s participation.
I have read this agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by typing my name, I have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law, and agree that if any portion of this agreement if held to be invalid that the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect. *