Fencing Center opens its doors at St. Anthony’s

By Kevin Barton


Fencing at the new Fencing Center hasn’t started but St. Anthony’s and Incarnate Word high schools’ athletics programs are using it for other activities.

“This is not only good for the people of St. Anthony but for people all over San Antonio,” said Rene Escobedo, principal of St. Anthony’s.

St. Anthony’s, where the center sits, used the facility March 8 for the first time at the school’s annual field day. Eventually, University of the Incarnate Word fencing students and the community will be using it, too.

“We’re really excited to see the doors of the Fencing Center open for the first time and even more excited to see it put into use after so many months of construction,” said Alejandro Calderon, director of enrollment at St. Anthony’s.

The center has fencing, basketball and volleyball courts.  Since the center was built on what used to be student parking for St. Anthony’s students, a parking garage was built underneath the center to allow students more room to park their vehicles.

“It really is a relief for the athletic teams here on campus and at UIW because we now have more facilities to accommodate all the teams’ practices,” said Roy Salas, athletic director at St. Anthony.


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