Three days. Forty-seven events. The most unique event with the most unique medals anywhere in the world of fencing. The Arnold Fencing Classic is a part of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport festival in the world. 2020 features Y8, Y10, Y12, Y14, RJCC (Regional Junior and Cadet), Veteran ROC, Division 1A ROC, Division 2 ROC. Something for everyone!
This is a part of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport festival in the world. 200,000 people visit annual and almost all of them walk by fencing! Finals are filmed with live commentary. We have the best medals you will ever see. https://arnoldfencingclassic.com/the-arnold-medals.php
The Arnold features Highly Rated, International Licensed FIE Referees.
There are a lot of things about this tournament that is different. Be sure to read: http://arnoldfencingclassic.com
The website has info on wristbands (required of all visitors), hotels around town, up to date changes, etc.
Everyone loves to pre-order our shirts, hoodies, challenge coins, etc. Our online store is your chance to pre-order. Some things will not be stocked otherwise like Tall shirts, women's cut, thin hoodies, etc. The USA Fencing website does not allow you to pre-order shirts. Don't miss your chance. http://arnoldfencingclassic.com
With 86 sports and events taking over all of Columbus, Ohio, be sure to spend time preparing your trip to enjoy everything the Arnold has to offer.
The store is open now: SHOP NOW T-shirts, hoodies, patches, challenge coins. It's all there.
Pre-order your t-shirts, challenge, coins, patches, etc: https://arnoldfencingclassic.com/store
Everyone loves to pre-order our shirts, hoodies, challenge coins, etc. Our online store is your chance to pre-order. Some things will not be stocked otherwise like Tall shirts, women's cut, thin hoodies, etc. The USA Fencing website does not allow you to pre-order shirts. Don't miss your chance.
All competitors, visitors, and guests are required to have a wristband to enter any venue at the Arnold. Athletes receive one as a part of their registration. Details are here: http://arnoldfencingclassic.com
There is a $2500 scholarship opportunity. See details at Arnold Fencing Classic Scholarship
Arnold will come. He always does. He will present the scholarship winner on the main stage of the fencing venue. For security reasons, we are not permitted to tell you when or even what day Arnold will appear. Other celebrities may also appear depending on their schedules. Such appearances always occur at our main stage.
Venue opens at 7:00 AM each day. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before the close of check-in. Proof of current USFencing membership, current FIE license, or foreign federation membership must be presented.
Foreign fencers must obtain a "Foreign Fencer" USFencing membership (free of charge). This can be done before arriving at the event to expedite check-in. To be a member of USFencing click here.
All fencers have to have USFencing membership card or clearly legible copy to use Auto Check-In feature. Fencers to present proof of age: Original or copies of birth certificate, passport or driver's license, unless if USFencing membership card has "Birth year is Verified " is noted on the card. Fencers must check-in every day they compete.
Please Note: The Arnold is the first event of the new cadet and junior season, so eligibility changes.
Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear
Regular fees until February 1, 2020 11:59PM PST - Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $45/event Late fees (Triple) from February 1 until February 10 11:59PM PST - Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $135/event Scholarship deadline: February 15 11:59 PM EST No walk-ins
Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Refund requests must be received by February 11, 2020, 11:59:00 EST Refund of events fees can be requested at https://arnoldfencingclassic.com/cancel-registration.php
Starting February 12, 2020. NO REFUND, NO EXCEPTION for any reason Refunds are processed through USA Fencing to the original credit card. Processing time will apply.
NO REFUND will be issued to No Show or Withdraw from events
The Arnold hires only the highest-rated and International licensed FIE referees.
Tournament questions are answered at https://arnoldfencingclassic.com/info.php.
If you are interested in refereeing please send email to Abdel Aziz - firstname.lastname@example.org
There are hundreds of hotels and transportation options. Parking WILL BE difficult. Buy your parking online early!
For parking maps, hotel lists and ratings, and other transportation options: http://arnoldfencingclassic.com/
Your current registrations for this tournament are listed here along with their status.
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USA Fencing regional events follow the codes of conduct set by USA Fencing. Please carefully read the codes of conduct for spectators, coaches and members.
USA Fencing regional events follow the SafeSport and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
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