The Ayreton Fighter Practices
We regret to announce that the Ayreton area practice that is held
at Grey Gargoyles is cancelled due to the University of Chicago
closing for Spring Break. This practice will reconvene April 2,
** Thieves of Heart
This is currently only a Rapier practice however it is open to
heavy fighters as well. If you are a heavy fighter interested in
this practice please contact the Ravenslake Knights Marshall
Gintaras at gintarasthetaura@...
This practice includes 1/2 hour to 1 hour of instruction for
rapier at the beginning of the practice. Marked improvement has
been noted for those that attend the practice in their skills.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Directions to the Thieves of Heart Practice!!
Practices are held Tuesday evenings 6:30p to 9p at the Glenbrook
North High School. Address: 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook IL.
Best way to I - 294 to Willow Road Exit. Exit Willow road to the
EAST. Aprox 1.9 miles to Shermer Road. Turn Left onto Shermer
road. Follow Shermer 4 blocks to the last driveway into the school
and turn left. Go past the stop sign, turn left into the next
parking lot and then turn right behind the tennis courts. The
parking lot will be on your left. Look for the propped open door to
the gym that will be on your left as you enter the parking lot.
The Incipient Shire of Foxvale has practice in Aurora, IL from 6p
to 9p on Tuesday nights as well. Here is a link to their events
calendar. Simply click on the link in the calendar to get driving
While this practice is not an official SCA archery practice we have
been ivited by newcomers to the SCA , Hannah and Heather to come and
practice there on Wednesday evenings. This would be a great way for
newcomers to meet "old timers" doing something they both enjoy.
Every Wednesday evening at about 6:30pm at the Archery Custom Shop
in Forest Park. Here's a link:
We would certainly
welcome (and actually encourage) anyone to join us! The cost is only
$10.00, which includes a rental bow, 6 arrows, a target, and the
If you have your own bow/arrows, the cost is a mere $7.50 (which
includes a target and the range fee). If someone is interested in
archery and just want to come by and check it out, Heather and I can
get them set up and shooting (and having a great time in no time)
without having to take a lesson. The people that are regulars to the
range are also really kind and genuine - after shooting we all
usually go out for a bite at the pub next door to the range. Great
But, if someone is serious about studying, archery lessons are only
$29.00 (again, which includes a rental bow, 6 arrows, target, and
range fee as well as the instructor's fee) - both Heather and Hannah
study with Ed, who's very patient, detail-oriented, and I believe
certified as a Master. Since working with him I'm confident enough
to join the competition league there (as I get good shot groupings
from 20 yards now). Ed teaches on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and all
they'd need to do is call the Archery Custom Shop to set up a time