17 August 2015

Fall 2015 Session Begins September 21st!

If you have an athlete interested in registering for the 2015-2016 Pentathlon or fencing season, please read the details below.

Registration Night

Date: Sept 21, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Talisman Centre in the Learning Room 

To register your athlete for the upcoming year (either full pentathlon or fencing only), please attend the Registration and Parent Information Night on September 21st at 6:30 pm.

At this meeting, registration forms and payment are to be submitted.

As well, this meeting will provide an opportunity to meet Coach Darragh and discuss the direction of the club, goals, as well as expectations for the season. This night will help you understand the type of training and competition opportunities that Ares offers. This meeting will be held in the Learning Room at the Talisman Centre. Please ask at reception for directions and to be buzzed in. Athletes will begin training as soon as the meeting is over and registration has been collected. 

Please email the club at info@arespentathlon.com to receive your registration forms, and bring them with you that evening. If you are unable to attend the registration night, please email us to make alternative arrangements for registration and payment. 

Intro To Fencing Course

When: Friday nights, 6:15pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Talisman Centre, Main Gym
Fall Session begins October 23rd

If you have never tried fencing before, we offer a six week intro course, held once per season. This course allows the new fencer the opportunity to have personalized coaching, learn the basics of fencing, and bout with athletes at the same experience level. Gear is provided. Please email info@arespentathlon.com for registration forms and pricing. Ages 10 + to Adult

Open House

Curious about pentathlon or fencing? Come join us on October 2nd 6:30 pm in the main gym at the Talisman and try your hand at fencing or shooting! Ages 10 and up welcome! 

10 March 2015

New Update

Introduction to Fencing - 6 session course

If you have ever wanted to get involved with the sport of fencing, this is your chance.  ARES is offering a 6 session introductory course to get you started in this exciting sport.  You will have an opportunity to learn new skills and compete against your fellow athletes in a fun and challenging environment.  All skill levels are welcome, from new beginner to experienced athletes.  Ages 10+ to adult.

Location: Talisman Centre
Time: Fridays 6:15 - 7:15
Dates: (see the Calendar for details)
    May 15, 22, 29
    June 5, 12, 19

    $70 course fee (equipment provided for participants)
    $30 Alberta Pentathlon membership fee (required for insurance/liability for all participants)

For more information, please feel free to contact  info@arespentathlon.ca

25 February 2015

OPEN HOUSE – Friday, February 27 – 6:15 pm
Talisman Centre 

Try Fencing and Pentathlon
Ages 10 and up (& Adults)
Equipment provided
Exceptional Coaching
All levels – Novice to Olympian
For more info, contact

23 February 2015

Press Release - Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
Canadian Pentathletes Joshua Riker-Fox and Melanie McCann Win Country's First Relay Medal at the Sarasota World Cup
Pentathlon might not be the most known sport in this country but Canadian athletes McCann (Ottawa) and Riker-Fox (Calgary) fought for a spot on the podium in the Mix Relay Event this past weekend at the first World Cup of the season in Sarasota, Florida. For the first time in the history of the sport the Canadians won a bronze medal after Russia (gold) and Ireland (silver).
Pentathlon requires a wide range of abilities as the event s include fencing (épée), swimming, show jumping (a randomly drawn horse) and lastly, a combined running and shooting event. The sport emerged from the military in the late 1800s, making its Olympic debut in 1912.
The Canadian team managed to stay with the top countries throughout the competition and finished strong in the final run/shoot to overtake Poland and hold off several other nations for the race to the podium. Riker-Fox said "We worked really well together to maximize our result. On the handover we were in third with Mexico, USA, Italy and China all very close behind I felt pretty smooth and shot relatively well. The run felt really great and with about 200 meters to go, I was quite sure I could hold onto our bronze position. The race was dramatic and speedy, with a supportive audience."
Riker-Fox notes: "This is my first World Cup medal and it is so gratifying. It feels great to be rewarded for the hard work I've invested, but also fueling motivation going forward. "
Though the individual Pentathlon is the only Olympic event currently, the Mixed Relay is a proposed addition to the International Olympic Committee for Tokyo 2020. "Mel and I are incredibly enthused to win a World Cup medal in the mixed relay. It's the first for Canada in this event."
Joshua and Melanie will be fighting for their individual spots for the Olympic Games at the Pan American Games in Toronto this July.
Follow their journey @JoshuaRikerFox @MelanieJMcCann

11 January 2015

Recent Training Camp in California

Ares Pentathletes Connor Ell and Danja Currie-Olsen represented Canada at the training camp in Palm Springs area hosted by West Coast Pentathlon from Dec 27 - Jan 2nd 2015, ending with a friendly competition on Jan 3rd, 2015. Both Connor and Danja were exposed to many great coaches and talented athletes resulting in a great learning experience taking away many new skills in all five disciplines. This camp experience demonstrated the best of sportsmanship and hospitality amongst the organizers, coaches and athletes.

7 December 2014

Pentathlon in the news!
ARES club members were interviewed by Global News for a segment that aired Nov 4, 2014.  Click on the link below to see the story.

23 October 2014

APFC at the ballet!
ARES provided fencing demonstrations at the performance of The Three Musketeers presented by Alberta Ballet at the Jubilee Auditorium October 23 -25.