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Event Details
AEthelmearc Academy of the Rapier Event date: April 15th, 2017
Hosted by Kingdom of Æthelmarc - Rome, NY
Event Last Modified: March 27th, 2017
Event details
The Shire of Coppertree is pleased to announce The Æthelmearc Academy of the Rapier, to take place on April 15, 2017!

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 space for classes both on and off the main floor.  To teach a class, please contact Dona Elena D’Artois (cbrasch475@yahoo.com), and Don Diego Munoz (rpeterson490@gmail.com).  Further information on classes will be posted here soon.

The site will open at 9 a.m., with classes beginning at 10.  The site will close at 5 p.m.  Merchants are welcome at no additional charge.  Please supply your own tables and chairs.

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

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 there will be a food truck available in the parking lot.  There will be no feast.

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.

Site Opens: 9 a.m.
Site Closes: 5 p.m.

Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/559755057551457/

Event Location
John F. Kennedy Civic Arena
500 W. Embargo St.
Rome, NY  13440
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist

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.

Registration Fees
Registration: Adult Event Registration is $15; Adult Member Discount Event Registration is $10; Youth Registration for ages 6-14 is $5; children ages 5 and under are guests of the shire.  Family Event Registration is $40; Family Member Discount Event Registration is $30. 

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY Inc., Shire of Coppertree

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees (Barbara Evans), (315) 269-9689, barb129evans@gmail.com.

Send Reservations to:
Susan Schiffer (Lady Elwyn Stone), 9658 Elpis Road, Camden, NY 13316, (315) 245-3596.

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