If you've always dreamed of being a swashbuckler, now's your chance to catch some expert fencing and give the blades a try, at your local Washoe County library. The Reno Silver Blades are holding a demo day this Saturday at the North and South Valleys libraries. They want to share the thrill of fencing with everyone young and old.
The Reno Silver Blades also works with the High Desert Fencing Alliance to bring foil, epee and saber programs to Northern Nevada. The two programs have produced some very competitive fencers.
The Blades tell me former Olympian Skip Shurtz recently relocated to Reno and should be on hand during the library demos.
Fencing can also be a family sport. Imagine a place where kids can parry with their parents, shout "En Garde" and try to stab them without getting in trouble. The fencing demonstrations will be held Saturday, April 16th at 10:30 am at the South Valleys library, and at 1 pm at the North Valleys library. Call 337-8449 for more information. And stow your pirate gear at the door.