Looking for a fighter practice for your child? Here’s a list of the groups in Æthelmearc that hold regular practices.
Region 1 (West Virginia)
Shire of Sylvan Glen (Eastern panhandle of WV) – Every Sunday from 1-4pm at War Memorial Park, 500 North Tennessee Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25401, dependent upon weather. Loaner armor and weapons are available. See the Shire of Sylvan Glen’s Facebook page for weekly updates. Practices are run by Lord Dugan Rushton and/or Lady Cristina Aurelia Vitelli
Region 2 (Western PA)
Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, PA) – Every Sunday from 2-4 pm. Loaner armor and weapons are available. Location April through November is the parklet at the corner of Allegheny River Blvd. and Washington Blvd. in the East End of the city, not far from the zoo and just north of the velodrome, weather permitting. The park has a portajohn but no flush toilets or running water. Bring a chair as there are no benches or tables. December through March is at the Pittsburgh Chinese Church, 8711 Old Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Practice is up one flight of stairs through the entrance on the East side of the building. See the Barony-Marche’s Facebook page for weekly updates. Contact Lady Jasmine of Tarn Clan.
Region 3 (Central PA)
Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog (Johnstown/Greensburg, PA) – Occasional Monday nights at 6:30pm. Practice is outside, weather permitting, limited loaner armor is available. See the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog Facebook page for announced practice dates at the home of the Youth Marshal, Lord Battista di Lupo Speranza, 499 Southmont Blvd, Johnstown PA 15905.
Shire of Nithgaard (State College, PA) – Sundays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 2643 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801 through April. Check the Shire’s Facebook page for updates. Contact Andruta Hipolitova.
Region 4 (Western NY)
Barony of Thescorre (Rochester, NY) – Every Thursday night from 6-7:30ish at Red Shield Hall, 936 Exchange St., Rochester, NY, 14608. During the summer they may move outside to Highland Park. Currently very limited in loaner gear. Contact Lord Andrew of Thescorre at andrew (at) thescorre (dot) org.
Region 5 (Central NY)
Barony of Delftwood (Syracuse, NY) – On Wednesdays from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Summer location: at the south end of Barry Park near the intersection of Westcott and Colvin St. in Syracuse, NY, weather permitting. During inclement weather, practice is upstairs at the Syracuse Polish Home, 915 Park Ave, Syracuse, NY. Announcements of inclement weather are made on the Delftwood email list and Facebook page. Loaner gear and weapons are available, youths should wear closed toe shoes/sneakers, and must bring their own groin protection. Contact: Freiherr Fridrich Fluβmüllnerin .
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca/Binghamton, NY) – Occasional Sundays from 3-5 pm at the Bethel Grove Community Center, 1825 Slaterville Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. Limited loaner gear is available. Practice is announced on the Myrkfaelinn Facebook page or by email after contacting THLord Hrolfr A Fjarfelli at hrolfr (dot) a (dot) fjarfelli (at) gmail (dot) com.
Updated January 12, 2020