Walk In Axe Throwing Every Weekend At BATL

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Many people have come to the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s venues all across Canada to celebrate adult birthdays, compete in a team-building corporate outing, host bachelor/bachelorette parties, or compete in our weekly axe throwing leagues.  But wait, there’s another way to get involved with our sport on a much more casual basis!

Walk in axe throwing is offered at each BATL location every weekend, all weekend long.  For $19.91 +tax per person (per hour), you get coaching from one of our resident axe-perts in a safe and comfortable environment.  Perfect both for people wanting to try axe throwing for the first time and seasoned throwers looking to improve their game, come out to BATL today and experience axe throwing for themselves.  As we always love to say - everybody wants to throw an axe, they just don't know it yet!
Weekend walk in hours are as follows (all locations):

  • Fridays 5 - 8 PM
  • Saturdays 11 AM - 2 PM
  • Sundays 2 - 5 PM
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Narcity Lists Axe Throwing As Top Date Idea

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General Ottawa

Are you running out of ideas when it comes to romantic outings for you and your special someone?  The web blog Narcity recommends a trip to the Backyard Axe Throwing League as a top date idea for couples who like staying active around the city of Ottawa.

Every BATL location across Canada, including 2615 Lancaster Rd. in Ottawa, offers walk in axe throwing during set times every weekend - the perfect outing for a couple!  No advance reservations are necessary - just show up, and for $19.91+ tax per person per hour you can spend quality time competing with each other and honing in on a new skill.  In addition, BATL also offers weekly axe throwing leagues - a perfect way for couples to meet new friends and compete in a safe, casual environment on a weekly basis!  Find a BATL location nearest you, and plan your next date today!

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BATL Staff Sunday With Lee

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General London

Meet Lee Oriss. Lee is an OG London axe thrower who started off in the Tomahawks league days, quickly transitioning to being an employee once joining forces with the Backyard Axe Throwing League in London Ontario. Lee is a top notch event coach with a passion for fishing, boating, observing wildlife and generally loitering around the venue while not on shift.

Lee lives beside a cemetery and is an avid outdoorsman. Often, he can be found spying on the many deer that inhabit the area. He was even involved in a sting operation with the cemetery owners to catch poachers who were illegally shooting the deer within city limits. Talk about Neighbourhood Watch! Needless to say... Lee is pretty bad ass, and we're glad to have him on the team. Thanks for all you do, Lee! #batlstaffsunday

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Indie 88 Recommends Axe Throwing To Beat Winter Blues

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General Toronto

We all know that winter in Canada can tend to drag on forever.  Toronto radio station Indie 88 recommends an outing at the Backyard Axe Throwing League as a sure fire way to beat those winter blues.  You can read their entire list here.  Though BATL started in a backyard, ever since moving indoors in 2010 we have been the premier destination for all your axe throwing needs (not to mention, all of our locations have heating!).

For those looking for a casual and easy way to experience axe throwing, every BATL location across Canada offers walk in axe throwing all weekend long – with no advanced registration required!  For $19.91 plus tax, you get an hour of informal axe throwing, complete with training from our skilled coaches.  If you are looking for a more in depth axe throwing experience, we offer private tournaments for groups of 6 and up (perfect for birthdays, work outings, team events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and everything in between) and our weekly axe throwing leagues, which run Sunday - Wednesday.  Come get shelter from the cold, and visit the BATL location nearest you today!


The CBC’s Workin’ Moms Goes Axe Throwing

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General Toronto

This past week, the CBC show Workin' Moms aired their 10th episode - which featured the cast taking part in a little axe throwing tournament at our Toronto East location in the Port Lands of Toronto.  Head over to the CBC website to see the video of this awesome new comedy series.

Keep in mind, you don't have to be a television star to throw an axe (though it seems like a lot of them are doing it lately!).  BATL offers many ways to get involved with our sport at locations all across Canada.  The Backyard Axe Throwing League can host private events for groups of 6 and up, perfect for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorettes, company team building outings, and just about anything else you can think of.  In addition to that, we offer weekly walk in axe throwing and our weekly leagues.  With so many options to throw an axe, you have no excuse not to get out to a BATL location near you!


Cityline Features Axe Throwing As Fun Way To Stay Active

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General Toronto

Recently, the acclaimed daytime TV program, Cityline, featured the Backyard Axe Throwing League as one of the top fun ways to stay active in Toronto.  We set up one of our standard targets on their set for filming, and landscape expert Carson Arthur taught host Tracy Moore just how easy and fun it can be to throw an axe with BATL!  Check out the video here (axe throwing starts at 3:45).

BATL is a great way to have fun and say active for all ages – we’ve hosted guests ranging from 18 – 90 years old from all social backgrounds and physical abilities.  If you haven’t tried it yet, a full list of our locations across Canada can be found here, all of which offer axe throwing leagues, public walk-in sessions and private group events to suit whatever it is that you’re looking for as a fun activity this winter.


Staff Sunday with Cap From Ottawa

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General Ottawa

Meet the other Stefan!  Stefan "Cappuccino" Cavacciuti works out of our BATL Ottawa location. An original axe throwing league member now become staff, it was love at first axe for Cap. His most recent accomplishment was winning the playoff title two nights in a row. Nobody in our Ottawa league is safe with him competing.

He's known for his shorts, weird socks and yellow bucket of axes. He's a positive and excitable guy, and it's always easy to tell when someone in his group hits a Clutch, because he's the one cheering the loudest. By day he's an apprentice electrician and by night he can be found eating peanut butter out of the jar and watching Jim Carey movies. He also owns a lot of knives, it's like...his thing. Ask him about what one he's carrying today. And why. We love you, Cap! Glad you're a part of the family #batlstaffsunday


The Mercer Report Goes Axe Throwing

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General Toronto

Rick Mercer and MPP Jagmeet Singh recently visited BATL Toronto to film a segment for The Mercer Report at our Port Lands location.  This episode aired this past Tuesday on CBC, during which they discussed life in Ontario provincial politics while going head to head in a little friendly axe throwing competition.  You can watch the whole segment from The Mercer Report here.

The Backyard Axe Throwing League has hosted many celebrities and other important figures over its 10-year history.  Our venues have been used as both  a unique filming backdrop and just to unwind and throw some axes at a popular attraction.  You don't have to be famous to throw an axe however, so make your way to one of the many locations across Canada and experience yourself the unique thrill of throwing an axe!


About.com Features Axe Throwing as a Date Idea

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General Toronto

"Have you ever thought about sharpening (pun intended) your axe throwing skills?  Why not incorporate that idea into an off-beat date?"  About.com recently suggested axe throwing at one of the many BATL locations in Canada as a unique option for a date.

Each BATL venue offers walk in axe throwing all weekend long (during set times), and is perfectly geared towards couples looking to break the mould of conventional dates.  For $19.91 +tax per person, you’ll get 1 hour of informal axe throwing - complete with coaching and instruction from our resident axe gurus.  Make an impression on your special someone and bring them to BATL on your next date!


BATL Staff Sunday With Robert Fulton

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General Toronto

Meet Robert Fulton, or just Fulton as he's more commonly known around here. Fulton is an original member of the Backyard Axe Throwing League, from all the way back when we were in an actual backyard. Fulton has spent the last 3+ years working at our BATL Toronto venues, but all good things must come to an end. Fulton worked his last shift with us last week, and to say he will be missed would be an understatement.

Fulton brings an undeniable energy with him to everything he does, and if you've ever been to an event hosted by him you'd know exactly what we're talking about. Never been axe throwing before, but perhaps recognize him?  That may be because he is also an actor. When summer rolls around, you'll likely catch Fulton taking in a Pirates’ baseball game. We're pretty certain the only thing he likes more than baseball and axe throwing is Star Wars. Although he has moved on to pursue other opportunities, Fulton will always and forever be a part of the BATL family. The best of luck in all your future endeavours! We love you, buddy. See you at league.