March 21, 2017

New April 2017 Learn-To-Fence Classes!

Watched the Olympic Games and inspired to get involved in fencing?! Or just want to see what it's all about? Fencing is a lifelong sport that can be enjoyed at Age 6, Age 80, and everywhere in between! Come get a great workout and stay fit this Spring! Help your daughter or son find an individual sport to complement their team sports, or find a sport to compete in during the off-season! Fencing challenges both mind and body, so come and experience what many call "Physical Chess!"

Three Rivers Fencing Center is Pittsburgh's Premier Modern Olympic Fencing Club - Let us introduce you to this most fantastic of all sports! We are offering two separate 4-week Introduction to Fencing Classes:

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - April 1, 8, 22, and 29 (Closed Easter Weekend)
Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - April 5, 12, 19, 26

Introduction to Fencing Classes are open to Ages 6 and up, and graduates advance to their own age-specific Fencing Practice. All fencing equipment is provided - please wear athletic clothing and shoes with long pants (warm-ups, yoga, sweat pants).  We are conducting classes at the Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS) Gym - a fantastic facility for fencing!  Please see the registration form for details on location, pricing, and registering.


Download and Register for your class by sending in the Registration Form:  Download 2017 TRFC Spring Intro Classes  


Email us with any questions:


Enjoy Your Class!

March 21, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 26, 2017

TRFC Forms Partnership with Pittsburgh Urban Christian School!

The Three Rivers Fencing Center is excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS)! We have secured the PUCS gym for practices.  This is a beautiful gymnasium that will meet our need to conduct safe and excellent fencing practices for our members and Beginner Class students!  PUCS is located at:


Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS)

809 Center Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15221


The gym is located in the modern brick building to the right of the old stone church when looking at it from Center Street.  There is a series of three aluminum doors with aluminum railings on the steps outside the doors (Google Maps allows you to see the building and doors - please see directions, below). This is the entrance that we will use to access the gym.  There is parking on the street, and we also have access to a parking lot conveniently located on Ross Avenue (around the corner from the gym - I'll put together an aerial map, soon).  The PUCS gym is located less than 5 minutes and less than 1 mile from our former location:,+Pittsburgh,+PA/809+Center+Street,+Pittsburgh,+PA/@40.4445481,-79.8934537,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x8834edc2624fec0f:0x766a14580baed2f3!2m2!1d-79.8959545!2d40.4479452!1m5!1m1!1s0x8834edd100026351:0xc0556a05ead02908!2m2!1d-79.8829366!2d40.441483


Practices start Wednesday, March 1, as follows:

  • Mondays: 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 6-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


We will start new Beginner Classes in April - We look forward to seeing you!


Questions? Please email us at

February 26, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 09, 2017

TRFC Securing New Space

Dear TRFC Fencers and Families,


I trust that you had a blessed break with family and friends and that 2017 is off to a great start!  


Many of you have asked about when and where we will be conducting our fencing classes - we are searching for a new space to conduct our fencing classes, and we will post that information, including a schedule for new Beginner Classes and Regular Practices, once we have found our new home!


I know that this was sudden and that it would have been ideal to have a new space already secured before exiting our current space, but circumstances required this course of action.  I apologize for the inconvenience and for less than ideal communication on my part about this topic.


If you have a contact or idea for a new space, please email us at - Thank You!


Bradley Cellier


Three Rivers Fencing Center

January 9, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 22, 2016

TRFC Closed for Thanksgiving

Three Rivers Fencing Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will re-open on Saturday, November 26.


Enjoy your Break and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 10, 2016

Fencing at Olympics!

Dear Fencers and Fans,


The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing, and our USA Fencers are winning! Please check out for a full schedule of fencing, Live Streaming of matches, and recorded videos of previous matches.


Also - check out Alex Massialas's "Come from Behind" match while down 14-8 en route to a USA Silver Medal!


Alex Massialas Photo


Questions about Fall Classes and Opportunities to learn this fantastic sport?!  


Please email us at


Enjoy!  Go USA!

August 10, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 04, 2016

Summer Camps 2016!

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 20-24
August 1-5
August 8-12
August 15-19 (Intermediate Camp, for those who took camps and/or classes, previously)

Click here: Download 2016 Summer Camps for a registration form and information on dates and times!

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

March 4, 2016 | 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)

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)