- Try Fencing!
Rochester Rehabilitation and SportsNet have worked together to bring Wheelchair fencing to Rochester. SportsNet helps organizations like the Rochester Fencing Club to acquire equipment and/or space to run adaptive sports programs. We are happy to be working with them and helping them with their 13 Stories for 13 Years Capital Campaign. To learn more the campaign and to watch video on SportsNet athletes please click here.
Wheelchair Fencing Training
The Rochester Fencing Club is joining with SportsNet to begin providing wheelchair fencing training. Co-owned by fencing Olympians Iris and Felicia Zimmerman, the Rochester Fencing Club is interested in creating a Rochester-based hub for wheelchair fencing. Whether you are interested in recreational fencing or competition, Rochester Fencing Club wants to meet you!
For information on the sport, see these three websites!
HOW TO START WHEELCHAIR FENCING:
All sessions are led by Semion Keriakidi, the RFC wheelchair fencing coach. To arrange a half-hour introductory lesson, please contact Coach Kiriakidi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The intro lesson is complimentary!
Training sessions will be held at Rochester Rehab facilities at 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, Door #6 in the PT Gym.
Ambitious, articulate, and accomplished are all words to describe Luticha Doucette, 28, who aspires to win the Nobel Prize and be a world class fencer. Her energy and charm is contagious as she explains who she is, “I’m not a girl in a wheelchair. I’m a scientist. I want to change the world with my life and show that people in wheelchairs are just people like everyone else.”
To read about Luticha’s experience with fencing, please click here.