Learn the art that is the Olympic sport of fencing! Participants will learn the fundamentals of balance footwork and blade control. Build confidence, increase coordination and endurance, make friends, and much more.

The Westport Weston Family YMCA is a proud partner of Candlewood Fencing. For almost 30 years, Candlewood Fencing has been dedicated to promoting the sport of fencing at both the competitive and recreational levels. From the youngest participants to World Team members, National Champions and many NCAA recruits.  Candlewood Fencing coaches are dedicated to each individual that walks through the door with tailored instruction for learning, growth and fun!

The Westport Weston Family YMCA builds stronger communities with programs and services that help all individuals learn, grow, and thrive in a welcoming, inclusive environment. In fact, the Y offers activities and programs for everyone — every day! Find the program that’s right for you.


Beginner Fencing
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade  |  Friday: 4:30-5:30pm
Member Fee: $175  | Non-Member Fee: $225

Beginner Fencing
Grade 3-5  |  Friday: 5:30-7:00pm
Member Fee: $250  |  Non-Member Fee: $300

Beginner Fencing
Grade 6-8  |  Friday: 7:00-8:30pm
Member Fee: $250  |  Non-Member Fee: $300


  • Shirts & sneakers must be worn at all times.
  • Street shoes are not allowed in the Gymnasium.
  • No food allowed in the Gym.
  • Coffee & sports drinks are not allowed.
  • Water is the only beverage allowed in the Gymnasium.
  • Only staff may raise & lower the curtain divider and hoops. Please ask staff for assistance.
  • No swearing and/or other inappropriate language.
  • All dates and times are subject to change. Please refer to the Gymnasium Schedule.