Anyone using the Northwest Fencing Center facilities more than twice in a month are required to register online at NWFC MEMBER PORTAL and purchase an annual membership. Membership fees are billed and due in September each year, valid for a fencing season (September 1st - August 31st) and prorated if joining late in the season.
Participate in classes, private lessons, and open bouting
Use of facilities: armory, locker rental, and conditioning room
Professional instruction by certified Coaches (fencing, safe sport and first aid)
Eligible to compete on a NWFC team
Strip coaching at competitive events
Eligible for Reduced Pricing, Grants or Scholarships based on program requirements
Members enrolled in classes receive the following discounts off camps and clinics:
Mini Fencers, Homeschool, Youth One & Two, Evening Epee - 10%
Core - 25%
Youth Two with Lessons, Comp - 50%
Athlete must list NWFC as their primary club with US Fencing Association.
NWFC membership accounts require a US Fencing Association membership.
US FENCING MEMBERSHIP
Please register online with U.S. Fencing at USFA Membership and update your member account with the USFA membership number.
Beginning fencers: (select one) Non-Competitive - $10
Supporting - $25 (Includes American Fencing Magazine subscriptions and voting rights.)
Competing fencer: Competitive - $75 (An upgrade from Non-Competitive & Supporting at any time.)
FAMILY (2 or more fencers) $240/Sep-Aug
Resident Membership dues help fund general operations, scholarships and grant programs. The estimated fair market value of benefits received with your annual membership dues are $60. The amount of membership dues you paid in excess of this value may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution on your tax return. Please consult with your tax advisor.
Reduced pricing: $100 for Individual membership; $150 for family membership. To qualify for reduced pricing, student must qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch programs and meet the federal income eligibility guidelines.
For short-term (60-day maximum) visiting fencers. All class, open bouting, camp and private lesson fees apply.
GUEST INDIVIDUAL $60
The Associate membership was created for athletes who are dedicated to training long-term but are not fortunate to live nearby. While unable to attend classes on a regular basis, an Associate member is committed to training with our coaches and athletes periodically throughout the fencing season. Participants at this member level must be sponsored and approved by an NWFC Lead Coach.
ASSOCIATE INDIVIDUAL $1760
ASSOCIATE FAMILY (2 or more fencers) $2420
Due in Full in September each year. Annual fee includes $1100 credit towards participation in private lessons and camps in addition to other training opportunities. All class, open bouting, camp and private lesson fees apply.
• Twelve prepaid private lessons = $600
• Two $250 credits towards two different NWFC camps = $500
• Eligible to compete on a NWFC team
• Participate in regularly scheduled training classes and open bouting at member cost
• Strip coaching at competitive events
• Athlete must list NWFC as their primary club
• Non-resident (live in excess of 100 miles from NWFC)
• Coach sponsorship or approval required
• Not eligible for Grants or Scholarships
Assumption of Risk. Fencer, and parent/guardian if Fencer is a minor, should understand that (1) sport involves risks such as injury, fatigue, and equipment failure, (2) fencing involves strenuous movements and aggressive, physical contact, and (3) NWFC does not provide medical insurance for fencing injuries. In fencing, minor injuries are common; significant injuries, possible; life-threatening injury, very rare. Fencer chooses to fence at NWFC and, for that opportunity, shall know his/her physical condition, fence safely, be responsible for his/her physical safety, and follow NWFC Rules and Code of Conduct. Fencer and Parent/Guardian while Fencer is under 18, assumes the risks of any injury, medical condition, or property loss that he/she incurs as a result of fencing or related activities at NWFC.
Permissions for Minor. If Fencer is younger than 18, Parent/Guardian gives permission (1) for Fencer to participate in events at NWFC and (2) if Fencer needs medical treatment and Parent/Guardian cannot be promptly contacted, for NWFC staff or qualified medical practitioners to render first aid or emergency treatment.
Liability Release. I agree to forever hold harmless and indemnify the Salle Auriol Fencing Club Inc., DBA Northwest Fencing Center, its directors, officers, staff, coaches, instructors, members, guests, volunteers, successors, and assignees from all claims, liability, and demands or actions for personal injury, property damage, expenses, legal cost, or other losses related to my (or, if Parent/Guardian, my child's) fencing activity at NWFC. This Release shall be binding on my personal representatives, heirs, and assigns.
NWFC Image Use Policy. NWFC may receive and use for editorial purposes (i.e., non-commercial) images of its members wherever they are participating and of other persons, whether identifiable or not, at NWFC facilities. Subjects may request NWFC discontinue such use of their image. Editorial use includes images on NWFC website and social media.
NWFC may use an identifiable image of a person for commercial purposes, ONLY with explicit, advance permission of the subject. Commercial use includes identifiable images in advertisement and on saleable items.
Photos provided to NWFC carry an implicit permission by the photographer to use them for editorial purposes. Other rights to such images are vested in the photographer and subject(s) according to applicable law.
Agreed. I received a copy of and read this Waiver, confirm that the provided information is accurate, and, by signing, agree to the above Assumption of Risk, Permissions for Minor, and Liability Release.
Northwest Fencing Center (NWFC) is open to anyone with an interest in promoting or engaging in the Olympic sport of fencing. Membership and participation at NWFC is a privilege, not a right, with obligations. NWFC expects all members, non-member participants, guests, coaches, and staff to follow these Rules and Code of Conduct.
NO DISCRIMINATION: All participants and guests of NWFC are to treat all other participants, guests, staff and instructors at all times and in all respects in a manner free of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
PAYMENTS: Participants are expected to pay promptly when due, all guest fees, membership dues, tournament fees, travel costs, equipment costs and any other amounts owed to the NWFC. If payments are in arrears by two months, member's privileges may be suspended until payment is made.
PHYSICAL SAFETY: Physical safety is the highest priority at the NWFC. All participants are expected to exercise control of their actions and demeanor while fencing or otherwise participating at the NWFC. All participants are expected to exercise good judgment as to the degree of force in fencing that is reasonable and appropriate to the age, size, and experience level of their opponents.
SPORTSMANSHIP: Good sportsmanship, like physical safety, is another priority of the NWFC. All fencing encounters are to be conducted in a respectful and courteous manner regardless of whether the encounter takes place during open bouting, at a tournament or during class. All participants are expected to salute their opponent and the referee, if any, before and after each encounter, and to shake hands with their opponent after each bout, in a sportsmanlike manner.
SCORING/REFEREES: In non-refereed bouts, discussions of priority and valid touches are to be resolved quickly and amicably between the participants, or thrown out. In non-electric bouting, fencers are expected to acknowledge touches against them. In refereed bouts, the decision belongs solely to the referees and that decision is final unless, at a tournament, it is a question appropriate for the bout committee. Fencers and guests are expected to treat all referees with respect, regardless of the outcome of any particular call or encounter.