Keep reading to learn what made our top 10 reasons to visit Portland. Portland is a wonderful city, with all kinds of activities for people of all ages to enjoy! We encourage all our athletes that visit for camps or travel to our tournaments to explore the area while they are here. From outdoorsy options like the abundance of hiking trails to family-friendly nightlife and a plethora of craft beer, there is something in our city sure to catch anyone’s attention.
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Squad Locker is a service NWFC uses to offer Club Gear to athletes, parents, and other fans. You can use the online store to purchase shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and more – all representing NWFC!
Warm-Ups are required to be worn on all podiums at regional, state, and national events. This includes Pacific Northwest Cups, RYCs, SYCs, ROCs, NACs, JOs, and more.
At NWFC, we do not ask that our new fencers purchase a complete fencing uniform right away. Instead, we require our athletes to have specific pieces of equipment in order to graduate from one class to the next.
Fencers traveling to NWFC enjoy all that surrounds our brand-new facility and some stellar fencing! We invite athletes and their families to come and enjoy the area when visiting for camps and tournaments. Keep reading to learn more about the area, our recommended partner hotels, and other tips for fencers traveling to NWFC.
Stenciling from Marx Enterprises is how the majority of our fencers at NWFC get their last name stenciled on their fencing gear. Owned by NWFC Member, current Board President, and long-time fencer Bob Marx himself.
The Northwest Fencing Center Financial Aid program is available to current and potential members. Financial aid cannot be applied to required membership fees. You must complete the 4-week Intro Session before applying for Financial Aid.
Volunteering at Northwest Fencing Center takes on many forms! As a non-profit, NWFC is committed to keeping operating costs as low as possible so we can keep providing fencing to our communities.
Where do I put my patch? That’s usually the first question fencers ask once they’ve earned their first NWFC Club Patch.
When you start fencing you will be able to use NWFC gear. As you progress through the classes you will be required to have your own equipment, starting with a mask and glove. NWFC does not provide gear for competitions, so you will need to purchase all of your own gear before starting to compete.
In order to compete at any tournament, you must have complete, working gear. If you forget something critical, you’ll have to borrow from another athlete or replace it. In addition to their gear, many fencers have other items they wouldn’t travel without. Keep reading for some of our recommendations for a successful competition weekend.
The armory is located past the lobby and the kitchen on the left. It is open at all times to all members for the purpose of working on/repairing their weapons and equipment. Students are welcome to use the armory but it needs to remain clean. If it is not clean, it is a safety hazard and will be locked. Please keep in mind that a member’s class time is not an appropriate time to fix a weapon. Please check your weapon(s) ahead of time and have them ready to go for class.
Find more information about fencing and Northwest Fencing Center on our FAQ page. For more help, contact the Front Desk. Either call during open hours or email us directly and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.