Archive for September 18th, 2007

Las Vegas Fencing Academy of Nevada: World Class Instruction on the Strip!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

The MS Las Vegas Real Estate blog is just sure that we’ve got you fooled with this one! Anytime that you think of Las Vegas and the Strip, you’re immediately thinking MGM, Bellagio, Venetian and all that stuff. Well, not this time! When we refer to “the strip” in this blog story, we mean a state-of-the-art fencing strip! Where can you find a fencing strip with world-class coaching in the desert southwest? Allow us to introduce you to The Fencing Academy of Nevada in the Summerlin real estate community and their internationally acclaimed head coach, Yves Auriol.

A four-time Olympic coach, Maitre Auriol (originally from Toulouse, France) served as a coach for the 1992 U.S. Olympic squad in Barcelona. He also served as coach for the U.S. Olympic women’s team in 1980, ’84 and ’88. Auriol was also head coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1985 until 2002 and led the Irish to two national team championships and nine individual championships. Luckily for us, Maitre Auriol decided to move to Las Vegas in 2003 and began coaching at the Nevada Academy. Now, after dedicating 38 years of his life to the art of fencing, Yves Auriol has just been elected to the U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame!

Located inside the Las Vegas Sports Park, the Fencing Academy of Nevada offers a state-of-the-art fencing facility for both recreational and competitive fencers. The Academy features six fencing strips with the latest in electric scoring equipment. If you are new to the sport, there are beginner group classes that start monthly. If you are looking to return to the sport, the Fencing Academy of Las Vegas offers private lessons and ample time for free fencing with other club members.

The Fencing Academy of Nevada is located at:
1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 101 (Rampart at Vegas Drive, behind Bruce Trent Park, in Northwest Las Vegas)
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Their phone number is 702.838.3320

Their hours of operation and weekly class schedule is as follows:

Mondays:
• Adult Beginner Foil Class – 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
• Advanced Epee Group Class – 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
• Open Fencing – 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays:
• Intermediate Youth Foil Class – 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday:
• Intermediate Youth Foil Class – 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.
• Group Footwork Class – 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
• Adult Beginner Epee Class – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
• Open Epee Fencing – 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday:
• Beginner Youth Foil Class-4:00 to 5:15 p.m.
• Beginner Adult Foil Class – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
• Beginner Sabre Class – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday:
• Open Fencing—9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Club Open Footwork Session – 12:00 to 12:20 p.m.
• Competitive Youth Program – 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Stop by and see what the “other” Las Vegas Strip is all about!