A Middle Ages moment

Joel Dournel-Zanni and Scott Dolleck, dressed in handmade, 9th century Viking garb, engage in a full-contact fight at Woody Creek’s Wilton Jaffee Sr. Park on Sunday afternoon. Dournel-Zanni, of Woody Creek, and Dolleck, of Aspen, are among the local contingent of the international “Society for Creative Anachronism.” With more than 30,000 members and 20 kingdoms across the globe, the SCA community explores and recreates Middle Ages and Renaissance skills, art and culture, according to its site. Dournel-Zanni and Dolleck estimate that from Aspen to Grand Junction, there are about 25 people involved with the society, of which more than half are officially registered.