Aethelmearc Academy of the Rapier
April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hosted by the Shire of Coppertree
(Service Dogs Allowed.)
The Academy of the Rapier in Aethelmearc 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.) Site opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m.
As well as classes, there will be pickups and a bearpit tourney.
There is room for classes both on and off the main floor. To teach a class, please contact Doña Elena D’Artois (moc.o1490877919ohay@1490877919574hc1490877919sarbc1490877919), or Don Diego Munoz (moc.l1490877919iamg@1490877919094no1490877919srete1490877919pr1490877919).
Further information on classes will be posted here soon.
Adult Event Registration: $15:00
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10.00
Youth Registration(6-14): $5.00
Children Registration(5 and under): free
Family Event Registration: $40.00
Family Member Discount Event Registration: $30.00
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)
For any questions, contact the autocrat, Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees (Barbara Evans), 313 Urbandale Parkway, Rome, NY 13440, (315) 269-9689, moc.l1490877919iamg@1490877919snave1490877919921br1490877919ab1490877919.
Merchants are welcome at no additional charge. Please supply your own tables and chairs.
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 there will be a food truck on site. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. There will be no feast.
Master John Michael Thorpe will offer “Portrait Sittings in Your Finery, by Sunshadow Photography.”
We have arranged a special SCA rate at the Quality Inn, 200 S. James St. Rome, NY 13440. The telephone number is 315-336-4300. The special rate is $89.99 plus tax per night; please ask for the “SCA” rate. There is a 24-hour Denny’s at the hotel, and a meeting room (seats 32) that can be used for post-event partying. The hotel is 1.1 miles and 4 minutes from the event site. It is also within walking distance of a liquor store, several restaurants, a drug store, and a supermarket.
Other hotels in the area that we recommend:
Wingate by Wyndham, 90 Dart Cir, Rome, NY 13441, (315) 334-4244. 5 miles,11 minutes from event site.
Hampton Inn, 1352 Floyd Ave, Rome, NY 13441, (315) 709-0000. 2.5 miles,10 minutes from event site.
The Beeches Inn and Conference Center, 7900 Turin Rd., Rt. 26, Rome, NY 13440, (315) 336-1775. 2.2 miles, 7 minutes from event site.
Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast, 600 N. George St., Rome, NY 13440, (315) 337-3065. .07 miles, 3 minutes from event site.
There are also many hotels at I-90 exit 31 (Utica), and at I-90 exit 33 (around the Turning Stone Casino.) Both areas are about 10 miles from Rome on good highways.
Directions: Take your best route to the NYS Thruway. From points west, take exit 33 Verona/Rome/Oneida and take 365 east to South James St. Turn left onto Erie Blvd. West, then right onto S.Jay St (becomes N. Jay St.)., left onto W. Embargo St.
From points east, take exit 31 Utica and take the right hand route toward Route 49 West. Once on Route 49 W., take the Routes 49, 69 W / 26 N. exit toward downtown Rome onto Erie Blvd East. Continue straight onto Erie Blvd W. Turn right onto S.Jay St (becomes N. Jay St.), left onto W. Embargo St. The site will be on the right.