Axe Games: Axe Throwing Information
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HOW IT WORKS
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED TO BOOK?
The minimum requirement to book a private lane (2 targets) is 4 participants as it guarantees a comfortable number of people in order to run a tournament style game and gives the group a nice mix of throwing and socializing.
If you can’t get 4 people together, be sure to check out our drop-in (shared) lane bookings on Fridays and Saturday nights at 8:30pm where you will be playing together with everyone who has registered for that timeslot.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
Monday – Thursday: Closed
Friday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday: Noon to 10:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm
Bookings outside of regular hours: If you are looking at making a booking outside of our regular hours be sure to check out our corporate team-building and facility rental options. Our corporate bookings outside of our regular business hours are available any day of the week (subject to availability & staffing) and require a minimum of 10 players.
We have a group of greater than 20 players...
No problem! Axe Games offers full facility rental packages for up to 50 players. Check out our large event rental packages for more information.
HOW MUCH DOES AXE THROWING COST?
Option 1: 1 Hour Axe Lane Rental
$19.95 per person.
Rent a single lane (2 targets) for an hour. This option is self-scored, but our staff will still cover rules, scoring, & axe training & safety for your group if it is your first time at the facility.
Option 2: 2 Hour Axe Throwing Tournament
$34.95 per person.
Recommended for groups of 6 or more players. With these bookings you will receive a dedicated Axe Games coach for your session, as well as, 4 dedicated targets for 2 hours. Our staff will organize & score the Axe matches and tournament for your group.
The typical Axe Games booking is a 2 hour booking and runs as follows: 30 minutes of practice & training, 45 minutes of scoring your group, & we finish up with a 45 minutes axe throwing tournament based on the scoring in the previous round in order to crown a champion!
Have a group larger than 20 players?
We also offer large group and corporate packages for up to 50 people! Checkout our facility rental pricing page, call: 403-454-6878, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org us to inquire about our full facility rental packages.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED?
We accept cash, debit, visa, or mastercard at the facility. If you would like to pay by cheque for a corporate facility rental please contact us and make prior arrangements to do so.
In order to reserve an axe throwing session please do so through our: online booking system.
Note that all of our bookings are pay on arrival and no deposit is required but a credit card capture is required to reserve a lane for our 2 hr bookings and a cancellation fee applies if a booking is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
More than 48 hours in advance: No cancellation fee charged.
Less than 48 hours in advance: A cancellation fee of a single axe throwing entry fee ($34.95 + GST) will be charged to the card on file.
CAN I BRING MY OWN AXE?
No, only Axe Games equipment is permitted at the facility.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU PROVIDE?
We provide the axes and targets which is all you need! You’ll also get a lesson on how to throw along with the proper axe throwing etiquette and scoring.
WILL THERE BE ANY TRAINING?
One of our skilled coaches will show you the basics of axe throwing, they will also guide you for your first couple of rounds to help with the technique.
On our private lane bookings you will have a coach dedicated towards your group for the entirety of the event. During open lane hours our coaches will be splitting their duties throughout all of the axe lanes.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR AXE THROWING?
Comfortable clothing you can move easily in, and flat shoes.
Closed toe shoes are mandatory for your safety.
CAN WE TAKE PICTURES/VIDEO?
You bet! We encourage you to share the fun you’re having at Axe Games Calgary!
Feel free to connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (#axethrowgames)
WHO CAN THROW
ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS?
We don’t have a strict age limit, but generally recommend that participants be at least 10 years of age to participate. Younger children may participate but often have difficulty landing axes into the targets. Note that if our staff has reason to doubt the capabilities to throw an axe safely, they will not allow it.
CAN I THROW IF I'M PREGNANT?
It’s your call. We don’t prohibit throwing by pregnant women as it’s a personal choice based on your physical condition – if you are uncertain please discuss and take the advice of your health care provider.
CAN I BRING MY CHILD/BABY?
We allow young children/infants as spectators, but it may be unsettling for young ones with the loud noise from axes hitting targets, people cheering, and the music playing.
We require that parents/guardians monitor children closely at all times while within our facility. Children must be in immediate care at all times as there are sharp axes being thrown, and we take safety very seriously. Children must remain behind the axe throwing lane safety barriers at all times.
FOOD AND DRINK
Do you offer food & drink at your facility?
At Axe Games we have a fully licensed kitchen and bar! Be sure to checkout the: Axe Games Food & Drink Menu.
Please note that there is a 3 drink maximum for all Axe Games guests and that drinks and food must remain behind the designated Axe throwing area.
The Axe Games coaching staff reserves the right to deny the axe throwing service or to remove guests from the facility if a guest is deemed intoxicated or deemed unfit or unsafe to participate in axe throwing.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD/DRINKS?
Outside food and drinks are not permitted as we are a licensed facility that serves food and drinks. Be sure to checkout the: Axe Games Food & Drink Menu.
The exception would be a special circumstance such as a birthday cake – we love birthdays!
IS THERE PARKING?
Yes, there is plenty of parking in our lot!