About Fencing

From ancient civilizations to the Canada Games.

Based around the traditional skills of swordsmanship, fencing is a sport with deep history, featuring on the Olympic program since 1896. Women’s foil made its debut in 1924. Canada has finished fourth in Olympic fencing on two occasions.

Fencing has been on the Canada Games program multiple times, taking place from 1995 until 2003, with an appearance in 2013, and a return to the program in 2023. Notable alumni include Olympians Sandra Sassine, Joseph Polossifakis, and Philippe Beaudry.

Notable alumni

Eastlink Centre

Located in PEI’s largest city, the Eastlink Centre will kick off and wrap up the 2023 Canada Winter Games with the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The facility features an NHL sized ice rink and a 42,000 square feet trade centre. The Eastlink Centre is Charlottetown’s largest arena and has previously hosted the Canada Games.

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