I am SO PUMPED about today’s feature. I saw an ad for this place pop up in my Facebook newsfeed a few weeks ago and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to go.
Indoor axe throwing. I was watching some bad reality TV in the summer and saw an indoor axe throwing arena in Eastern Canada and I really really wanted to try it. I thought it was probably super unlikely there was anything like it near me so I didn’t look into it further and then like I said, a few weeks ago it popped up in my Facebook newsfeed, huzzah!
I was just putting together the lineup for my #shoplocal feature and I wanted these guys to be in it so I fired off an email and heard back from Dave within half an hour. Located on the west edge of downtown at 11614 119 Street, Axehole uses real spruce logs and has 16 lanes to learn on. Each session lasts two hours (give or take) and includes a bit of training, some safety tips, trick shots and games and if you’re into a real challenge, there’s a giant axe you can pay $5 to throw five times.
The attraction this Christmas season is the present toss. Again, you pay $5 for a wrapped gift and toss at it until it’s ripped open and you can get at what’s inside. Prizes range from snacks to lottery tickets and the grand prize of an event for 4 people. If you’re not sure if it’s for you or not, check out Dave and his friends in action in their video and then call ahead, visit their Facebook page or log in online to book your spot.
It’s a great venue for stag or stagette parties, Christmas functions, birthdays, corporate team building events and most fittingly, divorce parties. I’m sure if you took some pictures, they’d let you tack them on the target too.
Comfortable, loosely fitting clothes are recommended and closed toed shoes are mandatory. Anyone ages 7+ can throw but children under 18 must have permission from their parent or guardian. Children under age 7 are welcome to watch but must remain in the viewing area for their safety. They’re in the process of opening a licensed lounge so when you’re finished, you can sit and relax with a bevy and your friends and watch the next round of throwing from the viewing area.
They’re open for bookings starting at noon and running until 8pm and if you’re interested in joining a league, league nights are every Thursday from 7-9pm and run for a total of 8 weeks. Check their website for more information on the next available start date.
A NOTE TO MY READERS: I want to reiterate that every one of these shops and artists have been selected by me to participate in my #shoplocal campaign. I am receiving NO GRATUITIES OR FREEBIES for these shout outs and want to keep it that way! I love all these places and what they offer and am sharing them to make my readers lives easier and promote local shopping in my area.