Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice

SCA archery at the Østgarðr Champions event 2006

UPDATE: More Dates Added (See below)

Come all who practice shooting in the bow to the Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice. Practice is held on Sunday afternoon’s, weather permitting on the following dates:

  • June 12, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • July 10, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • July 17, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • July 31, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • August 7, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • August 21, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • August 28, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.

Archery Practices are held at Blue Mountain Sportsman’s Center – Westchester County Parks 183 Watch Hill Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

This practice is held at a public archery range, which is shared with the general public. We must follow the rules of the Sportsman’s Center and the SCA while in attendance. Please read all of the following below, before attending:

  • We will be sharing the archery range and shooting line with members of the general public. Please dress in regular street clothes (not garb).
  • There is a fee for use of the Archery Range, payable directly to the Sportsman’s Center. Fees are $12 for 2 hours ($9 for 2 hours with a Westchester County Parks Pass).
  • No Crossbows, per Sportsman’s Center rules.
  • No children under 12 years of age are allowed at the Sportsman’s Center, per Sportsman’s Center rules.  Minors must bring proof of age (school ID with a picture and birth-date usually works).
  • All attendees must sign-in with the Sportsman’s Center Trail lodge before proceeding to the archery range. Be sure to bring photo ID.
  • SCA and East Kingdom COVID policies will be enforced for attendees practicing with the SCA, but cannot be enforced for the members of the general public who might also be on the range with us. To the best of our knowledge, the Sportsman’s Center does not require members of the public to be masked on site or show proof of vaccination. (If you are planning to be part of the SCA practice, including using SCA loaner equipment and shooting royal rounds, you will be required to follow all SCA COVID check-in procedures at the range. See below for details.)
  • Please carefully read the rest of this announcement for important SCA COVID policies.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Practice check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also need to show a government issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.

Directions: Click here for Google Maps Driving directions. The closest Metro North stations are Cortlandt and Peekskill on the Hudson line. Cab service is poor (especially on weekends). If you plan to come by rail, please make arrangements to be picked up at the train station by another attendee.

If you have questions or need loaner equipment, please email the organizing marshal, Friderich Grimme by email:

Provincial Archery Championship

Hear ye, populace of the Crown Province of Østgarðr!

As we come ever closer to the changing of season so must we, your provincial champions, also make way for change. As your archery champion, I hereby announce this year’s tournament to decide the next provincial champion.

This year we will be hosting the provincial archery championship at The Feast of John Barleycorn. The theme will be “An Archer’s Coming of Age”. With the aid of Lord Friderich Grimme and Lord Francisco de Braga, we anticipate this year’s tournament to be a great one.

I implore all Archers of the populace, regardless of skill, to participate in this year’s tournament. For those who are not of the province we also encourage you to participate so that we may recognize the best Archer from far off lands.

Yours in service, Catelin Straquhin, Crown Province of Østgarðr Archery Champion

Archery Practice 4/22/16

> Greetings,
> We will be holding our weekly practice tomorrow at Willowbrook Park, 4 Eton Pl, Staten Island, starting at 12pm.
> The practice usually goes until 4 or 5pm, but may end earlier or later depending on attendance and how tired we get.
> Loaner gear is available. Newcomers welcome.
> Dinner at the dinner afterwards for those wishing to come.
> YIS,
> THLord Mungu Chinua, O’Sag

Archery practice starts 4/17

Archery practice is starting up again this Sunday, 4/17. SCA members and experienced shooters come at 12, nonmembers at 2. Practice will be held every Sunday, weather permitting and as long as the Marshals aren’t going to an SCA event, until it gets too cold.

This is held at the public archery range at Willowbrook Park in Staten Island, NY. there will be loaner gear available.

Archery Practice

This weekends archery practice will be moved from Sunday to Saturday the 18th at 1pm, in Willowbrook Park Staten Island.

Of course there will be no practice after that due to Pennsic. Practice will resume on 8//23.

Hope to see you at Practice and look forward to seeing you at War!

Remember to shoot your Archery war points!

Anyone who does not have archery equipment, if you would like loaner gear at war please contact myself or Suudur (Brad).
If you have shot with us at practice – or we generally know who you are, you can pick up the loaner gear and return it at the end of war or whenever your through using it.
If you have not shot with us and need loaner gear; you will need to shoot when we are at the range.
We will not have loaner gear for those who do no request it. Loaner gear is limited and at a first ask, first serve basis.

Archery Practice today (Sunday) 6/7/2015

Greetings unto the Populace,

We will be holding our weekly archery practice in Willowbrook Park today (Sunday). Loaner gear will be available.

Practice will be beginning promptly at 1pm until 3pm. This will be the regular time for practices, hence forth. Targets will remain out after 3pm for people to continue shooting if they wish. This beginning time is scheduled for SCAdians who wish to shoot. i.e. people who are, or are very interested in becoming SCAdians. There has been an issue of people coming out just to shoot and not have any interest in the society and have been monopolizing the marshal’s time and equipment. This is why we are leaving the targets up after 3pm. If the mundanes want to shoot, we will welcome them to shoot after 3pm.

If you have any questions feel free to contact myself or the other Marshal’s, Chinua or Conor.

In Service,
Lord Suuder Saran
Captain of Archer of Ostgardr

Archery Practice

Greetings unto the Populace,

The weather has warmed and many have seen the ground thaw. Thus it is time to open the Archery Season this Sunday at Willow Brook Park Archery Range on Staten Island at 1pm. There will be loaner gear for anyone who wants to use it.

Willowbrook Park, Eton Place, Staten Island, NY.  When you get to Willowbrook Park in Staten Island, go all the way back to the end of the parking lot. That is right next to the archery range.