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April 15, 2017 at John F. Kennedy Arena in Rome.

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The Academy of the Rapier in Æthelmearc will take place on April 15, 2017, in the Shire of Coppertree. The site is the John F. Kennedy Civic Arena, 500 W. Embargo St., Rome, NY, 13440. This is a spacious hockey arena with locker rooms, showers, lots of parking, and free wi-fi, all on one floor and handicap accessible. (Sorry for fans of fencing on the ice, but the ice will not be down.)

There is room for classes both on and off the main floor. To teach a class, please contact Doña Elena D’Artois (cbrasch475@yahoo.com), or Don Diego Munoz (rpeterson490@gmail.com).

The site will open at 9 a.m., with classes beginning at 10. The site will close at 5 p.m.

Event Registration is $15; $10 for members; $5 for ages 6-14; and children age 5 and under are guests of the shire. Family registration is $40, $30 for members. Make checks payable to SCA NY Inc., Shire of Coppertree, and send them to the reservations clerk, Susan Schiffer (Lady Elwyn Stone), 9658 Elpis Road, Camden, NY 13316, (315) 245-3596.

For more informaiton, contact the autocrat, Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees (Barbara Evans), (315) 269-9689, barb129evans@gmail.com.

Merchants are welcome at no additional charge. Please supply your own tables and chairs, and have a New York State tax number available.

Due to city regulations, this is a dry event. No alcohol will be permitted on site. Also due to city regulations, the shire cannot provide a day board. The concession stand will be open for food sales, and you are welcome to bring your own food and drink. There are inexpensive restaurants located nearby, some of which will deliver, and we hope to have food trucks available in the parking lot. There will be no feast.

Post-event dining options in Rome
-Caribbean Restaurant: 401 W. Dominick St.
-Coalyard Charlie’s (steak and seafood): 100 Depeyster St.
-DiCastro’s (Italian): 615 Erie Blvd W.
-Franklin Hotel (Italian): 301 S. James St.
-Kings Buffet (Chinese buffet): 1142 Erie Blvd W.
-Mitsuba (sushi): Mohawk Acres, 1790 Black River Blvd
-The Savoy (fine dining): 255 E. Dominick St.

For overnight accommodations, Rome has a Quality Inn, 200 S. James St., at Erie Blvd.; Hampton Inn, 1352 Floyd Ave.; and a Wingate By Wyndham at 90 Dart Circle. (please avoid the Relax Inn). There are also a variety of hotels and dining options off Thruway Exit 33 in Verona and Exit 31 in Utica.

Address: 500 W Embargo St, Rome
Æthelmearc Academy of the Rapier

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