Varsity Fencing

  • RMC Women's Fencing Team - OUA Champions 2005, 2006, 2007
  • RMC Men's Fencing Team - OUA Champions 2007, 2008
Both men's and women's fencing teams along with the coaching staff on the stairwell in MacKenzie with the front row holding swords.
Varsity Fencing Team

Fencing, as both a military skill and combative sport, has played an important role in military life at the Royal Military College (RMC) since the late 1800's. The college currently participates in the Ontario University Athletic (OUA). Thirteen universities participate in a series of Canadian Fencing Federation sanctioned invitational competitions and OUA events which eventually lead to the OUA Championships. Each year the Championship is a heated and highly challenging event to determine the best of the best university fencing teams. Along with participating in the OUA, RMC fencers enjoy the opportunity to compete in both provincial and national tournaments, attend training camps in Ontario and Quebec, and compete against other military fencing teams such as West Point, the United States Air Force Academy and the British Combined Services Team.

The current varsity program fields both a Men's and a Women's fencing team. Each team is composed of three weapon teams of five officer cadets fencing foil, epee or sabre. Leading both varsity teams is a support staff including a full-time Head Coach, an Assistant Coach and armoury technicians. High Performance training is offered in foil, epee and sabre for both male and female athletes. Training includes daily after school practices as well as one-on-one individual lessons. Training is open to both novice and experienced fencers alike.

Fencing is a fast-paced, challenging, and high intensity combative sport. It will push your limits and keep you coming back for more. For more information please contact Patricia Howes at


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