En Garde! Welcome to the Iowa City Fencing Center!

Summer Camps are Filling Fast

We have one July and one August week-long summer camp for beginning and continuing fencers ages 8-14. See our Forms tab above for our camp brochure and registration form. Campers get to try all three weapons, and learn equipment care, fencing rules, and simple mental training techniques. We'll even have a tournament on our last afternoon which families are welcome to come watch. Come experience fencing - it's fun, fast, and exciting!

Beginner Classes Start the Week of April 1st

Are you looking for a way to have fun, relieve stress, get more exercise, or spend more time with friends and family? Discover the excitement of outwitting others with the play of your blade as you learn to attack and defend. Experience the thrill of scoring your first touches and enjoy developing your skills further. Click on our Calendar tab above to see our schedule of classes. To reserve your place, simply call or email the ICFC.

A touch for ICFC!

The Iowa City Fencing Center is a dynamic venue of competitive and recreational fencing. We offer programming for all ages and levels. We invite you to join us to experience the excitement of fencing!


Call 319.338.7171 to find out more.

ICFC fencers heading to Nationals

Our Programs

Fencing isn't just a great fitness activity. It relieves stress, burns calories, strengthens muscles, and it's fun, too! Movement is also fun and healthy; you can meet people and make new friendships at any age.


Children improve focus, coordination, confidence, and develop fast-paced problem solving skills. Find out more about our group and private instruction opportunities!


Our Facility

Opened in 2010 by our coach, Judy O'Donnell, the Iowa City Fencing Center is an air-conditioned facility featuring special athletic flooring and grounded metal strips for competitive training.



ICFC featured on City Channel 4's IC People

The Iowa City Fencing Center was featured on City Channel 4's program IC People. Click the image to the right to watch the piece on our center! 


From their website: "Get to know your fellow citizens of Iowa City with Mary Bryant as she interviews noteworthy members of the community. In this episode Mary visits with Judy O'Donnell, president and coach of the Iowa City Fencing Center."

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