Competitive and recreational axe throwing is becoming increasingly popular in North America. Quite simply, it’s like playing darts but with axes.
It's the ultimate adventure for those looking to step at least a toe outside of their comfort zone. Hurl the axes in enclosed lanes towards a wooden targets and try to hit the bulls eye. Yes, we know what you’re thinking! It sounds and looks a little crazy, but anyone can learn how to throw an axe and make it stick! Honestly!
And as intense as it may look, axe throwing is relatively easy to learn. Most people who come in have never thrown before and by the end of their session, they’re hitting bullseyes.
Why throw an axe?
It's fun and easy. Really. It sounds a lot harder than it is. The truth is, anyone can throw an axe! The secret to being good at axe throwing is it’s all in your form, not your strength.
Need a hobby? Come learn how to throw axes and let your inner lumberjack out. Axe throwing goes all the way back to the 7th century when the Vikings were around. They used axe throwing for survival. So now you have something in common with a Viking!
Add it to your bucket list. Axe throwing is an awesome way to learn more about yourself by doing something totally unique.
Need stress relief? Throwing an axe at a wooden target for an hour will definitely help relieve some stress and give you a rush of adrenaline and endorphins.
Use it for team building. Challenge your co-workers with a new activity that’s way more fun than traditional team building. Compete in a group tournament and find out who the axe throwing champion in your office is!
Did we mention cardio? An axe weighs about 3.5 pounds, so repeatedly throwing one at a target will definitely get the heart rate going.
Post something everyone will like. Top all your followers for a day with a pic or video of your axe throwing experience. Guaranteed to get lots of likes, comments, and envy from all your friends.
Common sense rules
We don't apply an age limit for throwing an axe, but players must have the strength and height to be cable of throwing the axe the length of the lane, which is 12 feet. Anyone under 18 must have a parent supervising.
We charge by the hour, but before the clock starts running, there's a short safety session that includes signing your waivers, reviewing all safety procedures, rules, and participating in and receiving instruction on how to throw an axe.
We require all guests to wear closed toed shoes. Other than that wear whatever makes you comfortable – this is a sporting event, after all! Just remember that if your clothing restricts your arm movement, it’s gonna mess with your aim.
1. We are throwing axes, not catching them!
2. We ask that you stay outside the cage unless you are one of the throwers.
3. One approved axe per target.
4. No one throws anything if someone is in the lane.
5. Axes do not leave the enclosed throwing area.
6. We want everyone to have fun so if there is anything we can do to make your visit more fun please let us know.
We operate a very controlled environment, so each participant must go through our safety briefing and training session before they step into the cage. If any participants in the throwing lanes are not following the rules, we reserve the right to ask that guest to leave with no refund.
Throwing axes is similar to other target sports. Participants are expected to follow the instructions and safety rules and use common sense to make sure the experience is safe for everyone.
Each and every axe is inspected prior to each session to ensure it is in good condition and free of defects. Throwers are taught to grip the axe by the handle (not the blade!). We make sure the blades of the axes are sharp enough to hit and stick in the target, but don’t worry, we also make sure they are not razor blade sharp.
Plywood and wire fence barriers run along the sides and the top of the lane. Only the two throwers and their axes are allowed inside the lane at one time. Spectators are allowed behind the throwers outside the cage. For very obvious safety reasons, participants are instructed not to cross the throwing line prior to both axes having been thrown at the target.
If you do not follow our safety rules, we reserve the right to terminate your experience before you terminate yourself or someone else.
The hourly rate for our axe throwing lane is $40. Any number can take part, and we supply the axes.
At this time we have one axe throwing lane, so we strongly recommend booking ahead by calling 306-786-4653 during our regular business hours, or emailing us using our contact form.
Once you have booked, plan on arriving 15 minutes early so we can review the safety procedures and get the paperwork done -- our lawyer insists you sign a consent form. We will also provide you with a quick lesson on how to throw an axe if required.