Royal Arts Fencing Academy (RAFA) is excited to host the Arnold Fencing Classic Regional Youth Circuit (RYC), Cadet, Vet, and Open tournament. The Arnold Fencing Classic is hosted by the Rose & Gold Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation.
The Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival is the largest multi-sport festival in the world featuring over 50 sports and events, 180,000 spectators, and 19,000 athletes. Don’t just fence, visit for the weekend and enjoy what the event offers. Athletes get passes to the entire sports festival as a part of the entry.
Will he be there? Yes. Arnold will present the scholarship winner at our venue. We are not permitted to give you the day or time for security reasons. Other celebrities may also appear in the venue from time to time. All events stop for Arnold’s appearance. His appearance is brief. Events resume after he has left.
On Saturday, March 7th, we will have a longsword workshop at 7pm. Registration for this event is on AskFred.
All times are subject to change, however days are finalized.
All fencers in ALL age groups are required to be members of USA Fencing. You can apply or renew your membership at http://usfencing.org. Foreign fencers need to show proof of membership in their national federation prior to competition. One-day membership are not valid in Y10, Y12, and Y14 events. All others may use one-day memberships.
Foreign fencers may participate in any event at the Arnold provided they meet the membership requirement above. If your organization needs assistance registering through AskFred or needs alternate methods to pay for entry please contact us at arnold @ royalarts.org. If foreign fencers require assistance with translation or other services to accommodate your stay, please contact us. We will assist as much as possible.
Wristbands are required for all fencers, coaches, parents, and spectators. The wristband is entry into the Arnold Sports Festival, the largest sports festival in the world. Wristbands are $10 per day. Security will not permit fencers without a wristband to participate. Two wristband vendors are conveniently located on either side of the fencing venue.
The cost of the wristband is factored into your entry fees for athletes. The athlete wristband is NOT the same as the spectator wristband. Parents, coaches, and others will be required to purchase at the venue or via http://arnoldsportsfestival.com. Security will be present and checking every day.
For non-athletes choose:
Arnold Sports Festival & Fitness Weekend: WEEKEND EXPO Admission
The Columbus Rotary in partnership with the Arnold Sports Festival will award a $2500 scholarship. Candidates must submit an essay, be between 13 – 18 and fence at the Arnold. Details here: http://arnoldfencingclassic.com/scholarship/
How to Register: Registration is done via AskFred.net and is open now.
The Arnold Fencing Classic for Y8, RYC, Cadet, Open and Vet. Register Here.
This event is always full. Registration deadlines are strictly adhered to. Events fill fast. Don’t wait!
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
|Registration Regular Deadline||02/15/2016||$40||$35|
|Last Minute Registration||02/19-26/2016||$120||$40|
|At the Door Registration||03/04-06/2016||$240||$50|
|Scholarship Entry Deadline||02/12/2016|
Are Fees Refundable?
The refund policy for the 2016 Arnold Fencing Classic is listed in the table below.
|Deadline||Registration Fees||Event Fees|
|Requests before 11/1/2015||100%||100%|
|11/2/2015 - 1/1/2016||50%||100%|
|1/2/2015 - 2/11/2016||No Refund||90%|
|2/12/2016 - 2/20/2016||No Refund||50%|
|2/21/2016 and later||No Refund||No Refund.|
All fees must paid on-line through www.askfred.net to complete the registration process or with postmark mentioned above. Please be sure to provide the email address (in AskFred) so we can communicate any tournament changes and updates to you.
Checks may be mailed by regular First Class mail to:
2016 Arnold Fencing Classic
5770 Westbourne Ave
Columbus, OH 43213
All checks must be postmarked prior to the the close of registration. For example: if you pre-register but did not pay prior to the close of regular registration, your check must be for the appropriate fees for the day the check is postmarked.
DO NOT SEND MATERIALS BY CERTIFIED MAIL!
Special Edition T-Shirt Available: Event t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel will be available with our vendor at the event. There are several great designs. If you need more information about the 2016 t-shirts or are still interested in a previous t-shirt, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other important information:
1.We recommend you make hotel reservations early due to the demand for hotel rooms in downtown Columbus, Ohio. See “location” page for details.