November 24, 2015

TRFC Closed for Thanksgiving

The Three Rivers Fencing Center (TRFC) would like to say "Thank You" to all of our Members, and to those of you who have tried this fantastic sport by enrolling in a Beginner Class or Camp!  We pray that you have a blessed Thanksgiving, enjoying time with friends and family. 


In honor of Thanksgiving, TRFC will be closed on Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29. Practice will resume on Monday, November 30.


Enjoy Your Break!

November 24, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 27, 2015

Fall 2015 Learn-To-Fence Classes Announced!

The Three Rivers Fencing Center is excited to announce our Fall 2015 "Learn-To-Fence" classes!  If you have never tried fencing but would like to start, we have new "Learn-to-Fence" classes starting!  Perhaps you are an adult looking to try something that you have never previously had the opportunity to pursue.  Perhaps you have a son or daughter who wants to try fencing but has been busy with other sports.  Whatever the situation, now is the time to give fencing a try!  Classes are 4 weeks long and meet once per week.  Classes are scheduled as follows:


  • Wednesday Evenings, Kids Class (5-6 p.m: Ages 6-7), Adult/Teen Class (8-9 p.m: Ages 13 & Up):
    • September Class: Starts September 9
    • October Class: Starts October 7
    • November Class: Starts November 4
  • Saturday Mornings, 9-10 a.m. (Combined Class-Adults, and Children Ages 8 & Up):
    • September Class: Starts September 12
    • October Class: Starts October 10
    • November Class: Starts November 7
  • Monday Evenings, 5-6 p.m. (Youth Ages 8 to 12):
    • September Class: Starts September 14
    • October Class: Starts October 12
    • November Class: Starts November 9


Three Rivers Fencing Center provides the fencing gear, so come on out and try this fantastic sport!  Click here:  Download 2015 Fall Intro Classes for your registration form and complete details!  Complete the registration form and send it with your tuition to reserve your spot!


Questions?  Email us at or call us at 412-731-4454.

August 27, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 06, 2015

Guy Beresteanu and Colin Crowley at Maccabi Games!

The Three Rivers Fencing Center wishes to congratulate Guy Beresteanu and Colin Crowley, both members of TRFC, for qualifying and competing in the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany.  We respect their dedication and competitive drive.  Although primarily focused on the Beresteanu Family, you can read about their story in The Jewish Chronicle, here:


The Jewish Chronicle


Congratulations, Guy and Colin!

August 6, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 09, 2015


What better way to spend the summer than learning a new sport that provides a lifetime of benefits!  Fencing stimulates the body, mind, and spirit, and it is a blast!  Let our experienced staff introduce your son or daughter to this fast and powerful sport that is sweeping the USA!  

Week-long, Half-day camps will be conducted the following weeks:

  • June 15-19
  • July 27-31
  • August 3-7
  • August 10-14 (Intermediate, for those who took a camp or class, previously)

Click here: Download 2015 Summer Camps for a registration form and information on dates and times!


Questions?  Email us at or call us at 412-731-4454.

March 9, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 14, 2014

Fencing Classes Make the Perfect Gift!

Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift?  Let us help you give the gift of FENCING!  What better way to learn a new skill, while getting in great shape and having a blast doing it?!  Separate youth, teen, and adult classes, available!  Email us at and we will email you a Gift Certificate for a 4-week Learn-To-Fence Class that you can print and place in that special someone's stocking!  Classes are $99 and start as early as January 5th!

December 14, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 04, 2014

TRFC at National Championships!

We wanted to recognize our competitors who represented TRFC at National Championships in Columbus June 22-July 3, 2014:



Lynn Botelho - Over 50 Women's Foil - NATIONAL CHAMPION!

Christopher (fox) Ashwood - Youth 10 Men's Foil

Guy Beresteanu - Youth 14 Men's Foil

Eric Chmielewski - Div. II and Div. III Men's Foil

Drew Gallagher - Div. II Men's Foil

Ariel Holstein - Youth 12 Men's Foil

Emily Michaelsen - Youth 10 Women's Foil


Nate Watson - Youth 14 Men's Foil


Congratulations to all of our competitors!


Thank you also to Iana Dakova, Patrick Reardon, Dan Yu, Noah Gale, and to all those who help with practices throughout the year!


Lynn Photo National Champion V50 WF 2014




July 4, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 30, 2014

Summer Time at TRFC!

The Three Rivers Fencing Center will continue fencing classes throughout the summer, and we are offering several fencing opportunities for fencers:

  • Beginner Camps will be conducted the weeks of June 16-20, July 28-August 1, August 4-8, and August 11-15.  (Click on "Classes" to the right for more details)   
  • Our Summer Schedule will begin the week of June 16th, and fencing will be conducted Monday though Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  All ages and levels are invited!

Come, enjoy our air-conditioned gym, and beat the heat!  We look forward to serving you, and we hope that you join us in this most fantastic of all sports!

If you have questions, please email us at

May 30, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (1)

November 22, 2013

Fencing Seminar with Maitre Nat Goodhartz January 25-26!

The Three Rivers Fencing Center (TRFC)  is proud to announce that we are inviting you to attend a fencing clinic with Maitre Nat Goodhartz on Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th!


Nat Goodhartz is a certified fencing master through the FIE, has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, and is a member of the US Fencing Association Hall of Fame. She has served as the National Jr. Men's Foil Coach and the National Coach for Women's Foil. She has coached numerous World Cup and World Championship Teams, coached many National Champions and members of World Championship Teams, including a silver medalist on the Beijing Olympic Team.


TRFC will provide lunch on Saturday at 12:30.  The clinic will run from 1:30-5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Fees are $70, and college students and TRFC Members may attend at the discounted rate of $40.


If you plan to attend, please contact Coach Iana Dakova at


Hope to see you there! 

November 22, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 13, 2013

Coach Kaidanov Seminar-Huge Success!

Photo 22-Kaidanov Seminar
Photo 19-Kaidanov Seminar
The Three Rivers Fencing Center was proud to host Maitre d'Armes, Emmanuil Kaidanov, on November 2-3, 2013!  Coach Kaidanov conducted a very informative Seminar and it was our pleasure to enjoy our visit with Coach and his beautiful wife!  Coach has accomplished numerous Competitive and Coaching Successes, including:

  • Winner of silver medal in the USSR National Championships in 1958 and 1959
  • Earned his Maitre d’Armes from the State University of Physical Education at Kharkov
  • USA Coach for: Pan-American Games, World University Games, Maccabiah Games, Olympic Sports Festival, and World Championships
  • In 31 seasons as Penn State Head Coach: 795-77 combined record (+91 percent winning record)
  • 12 Penn State NCAA Championships and Finishing in Top 3 in 25 of 29 Seasons 
  • 4 Time NCAA Coach of the Year
  • Coach's Fencers have accomplished:
    • 28 NCAA Individual Titles
    • 188 All Americans
    • 10 Olympians
    • 1st and Only USA World Champion-Miles Chamley-Wason

Thank you, Coach!



November 13, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 29, 2013

Weapon Repair Clinic - Saturday September 7th

The Three Rivers Fencing Center will be hosting a Weapon Repair Clinic on Saturday, September 7th from 12:30-2:00 p.m.  This is a great way to learn how to repair your equipment and how to keep your equipment in top shape!  The clinic is free for TRFC Members and $25 for Non-Members.  Please email Coach Dakova at to reserve your spot!  We hope to see you there!  

August 29, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)