Martial Activities


Archery in the SCA takes two forms: target and combat.

  • Target archers compete in tournaments, shooting at stationary targets.
  • Combat archers fight on the field of battle with the armoured combatants.

There are no archery practices in Skraeling Althing at this time.


Armoured Combat

Knights in shining armour! Armored combat in the SCA resembles medieval tournaments. Combatants face each other in single combat, or take part in large melee battles.
Cantons within the Barony host weekly or monthly armoured combat practice. Please see the calendar, or contact the Armoured Marshal for more information.

Learn more about Armoured Combat

Rapier Combat

Dashing swashbucklers! The precursor to modern fencing, rapier combat is done “in-the-round”, and combatants can fight in close with their opponents.
Several cantons host weekly or monthly rapier combat practice on Thursday evenings. Please see the calendar for more information.

Learn more about Rapier Combat


Thrown Weapons

Thrown weapons in the SCA include axes, knives and spears. Throwers compete in tournaments, flinging their weapons at stationary targets on the field.

There are no thrown weapons practices in Skraeling Althing at this time.

Youth Armoured Combat

Youth Combat (soemtimes called Boffer) is a program that has been designed to be a starting place to teach our youth within the Society all about the chivalry and honour behind our armoured combat – while promoting discipline, gross and fine motor skills, and the basics of fair play. Youth between the ages of 6 to 15 are marshaled, taught and mentored to promote a healthy and fun environment for competition while maintaining safety, fun and education above the need to win. Parents are expected to monitor their children throughout and are encouraged to take an active role in both their learning, as well as the life lessons we’ll teach their youth about all aspects of our Youth Combat program. Please do not hesitate to contact your Armoured Marshal about youth combat opportunities.

There are no youth combat practices in Skraeling Althing at this time.