World Class Fencing Facility Opens in NYC Ahead of ‪2021 Tokyo Olympics

Apr 03, 2021

New York City, New York Apr 3, 2021 ( - On April 5, 2021, the New York Fencers Club, the oldest continuously running fencing club in the Americas, is moving to its newly built, state of the art 9,600 sq. ft Olympic development training facility across from the Empire State Building, less than four months before the opening ceremonies of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. 

The Fencers Club is poised to enter a new chapter in its service to the community and high-performance athletes. The facility is designed to protect its athletes by utilizing new innovative technologies to improve and purify air the facility's air quality as well as patented shock absorbing training floor. Space features 22 fencing strips, advanced air-filtration systems, anti-virus paint, energy-efficient LED lighting and open lockers configuration.

"The Fencers Club is a home where camaraderie and lifelong bonds between fencers of all ages can occur," says Board Chairman Philippe Bennett.  "Our new home is a place where meaningful social interaction is possible, where we can all feel safe, and where we can all belong."

In its motion, the Fencers Club will be joined by members of the Peter Westbrook Foundation and continue to be the site of the Peter Westbrook Foundation's Saturday Fencing Program --the cornerstone of all the PWF programs. It includes basic and advanced fencing instruction as well as all academic programs for the underserved.

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About Fencers Club: Fencers Club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through the sport of fencing. Fencers Club is a uniquely wonderful place where people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs can fence, learn, share resources, and make life-long friends. Fencers Club has a long tradition of producing outstanding scholar-athletes and life-long learners. 


The Fencers Club's coaches have trained fencers to become Olympians (including medalists) and World Team members (all categories). Our mission is to:

    • To provide the highest level of instruction and state-of-the-art facilities for the sport of fencing.
    • To promote the social and athletic interactions of our members through the sport of fencing.
    • To produce fencers of Olympic caliber through the active sponsorship of world-class training programs, competitions, and teams.
    • To encourage participation in fencing by all athletes regardless of gender, disability, age and ability level, and ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic background.

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