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Week Two Of Our Niagara Axe Throwing Open House

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General Niagara Falls

Looking for something to do in Niagara Falls this weekend? recommends checking out the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s newest location, located in the heart of the Niagara Region for some free public axe throwing during our ongoing open house sessions.

For the next week our expert coaches will be on hand every evening at BATL Niagara.  Stop by from 6 - 10 PM until Friday, 18 November at 4437 Queen Street to take advantage of tips on how to hit bullseyes, and get some background on who we are and what we do – including both our axe throwing leagues and private axe throwing events.  Come out and experience something new this weekend in Niagara Falls!

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Celebrating 1 Year of Axe Throwing in Ottawa

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League Ottawa

Time flies when you're having fun!  We wanted to take a minute to thank the community around us, and everyone else that has come to experience axe throwing at our Ottawa location over the past year.  It's been an exciting year for the Backyard Axe Throwing League in the National Capital Region, and we're even more excited about the future!

If you haven't been to BATL Ottawa, then what are you waiting for?  We offer many ways to get involved with the sport of axe throwing, from private group tournaments (perfectly suited to any occasion, such as adult birthdays or holiday parties), to public walk in axe throwing and our weekly axe throwing leagues.  Click here to find out more about BATL Ottawa, including its licensed bar and kitchen.

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Axe Throwing For Your Bachelorette Party

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Gone are the days of traditional bachelorette parties, as evidenced by this list compiled by wedding planner group Blush and Bowties.  What better way to celebrate with your closest friends than with an axe throwing tournament at the Backyard Axe Throwing League?

Our private axe throwing events last 2 - 2.5 hours, and consist of dedicated coaching staff who will train you the ways of the axe, before throwing you and your friends into a round-robin style tournament followed by a playoff in order to crown a champion.  With locations all across Canada, making axe throwing a part of your upcoming bachelorette party a reality has never been easier.

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Free Axe Throwing in Niagara Falls

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General Niagara Falls

The wait is nearly over, Niagara!  We're putting the finishing touches on our newest axe throwing venue, located at 4437 Queen Street in the heart of Niagara Falls, and will soon be hosting two straight weeks of open house axe throwing - so you can come in and see what we're all about!

From November 4 - 18, stop by #BATL Niagara from 6-10 PM for FREE open house sessions that will give you a chance to experience the thrill of axe throwing firsthand from our expert coaches. You're bound to hit the jackpot.

Find out more info on our new Niagara location here.

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Axe Throwing as an Affordable Recreational Sport

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General League

When the summer ends, it's easy to get in a rut looking for things to do.  Luckily, the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s renowned weekly leagues have you covered - on the cheap.  As recently featured on the website (full article can be found here), our indoor axe throwing leagues run weekly at all of our nine locations across Canada throughout the year.

Each BATL league consists of 8 weeks and costs a mere $135 (tax included) - 7 weeks of round-robin format style tournament, followed by a  top 16 double elimination playoff on week 8.  All of our leagues are run by our expert coaches, who are there to assist you every step of the way on your journey to becoming the next axe throwing champion.  Get your name on the list to join a league on your own or with a few friends now!


Axe Throwing Gift Cards Now Available

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The holiday season is fast approaching, and with the Backyard Axe Throwing League gift cards now available for online purchase, giving a unique gift of axe throwing to your friends and loved ones has never been easier.

You can purchase  gift cards in any denomination for use at any BATL location across Canada for all goods and services (excluding our online store) - including our walk-in axe throwing, our weekly leagues, private axe throwing events, and all of our BATL merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies, caps and plenty of accessories.  Get your BATL gift card today here!

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Staff Sunday With Shauna from Ottawa

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General Ottawa

Meet Shauna. Shauna works the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s Ottawa location, slowly but surely honing her throw out in our Nation's Capital. Before joining the BATL family, Shauna was studying theatre at Bishop's while working for Vandelay Industries on the side. Now you can find her training new axe throwers when not also running our Tuesday night league.

When she doesn't have an axe in her hand you can find her spending her hard earned money on the shopping (most of the time for new superhero themed chucks) or playing video games. She's an avid collector of vintage vinyl and Nancy Drew books, a proud cat mom, and in case you were wondering she likes her Jameson straight and her beer hoppy. She might seem intimidating, but if you've ever met her, you know just how nice she *can* be. And we're happy to have her!  #batlstaffsunday


Celebrating 10 Years of Axe Throwing

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In 2006, a group of friends got together in a downtown Toronto backyard to throw axes at wooden targets.  Little did they know that they were laying the groundwork for a community that would become the BATL Family.

Flash forward to 10 years later, and the Backyard Axe Throwing League has grown to a network of 9 locations across Canada, still hosting our weekly leagues, in addition to private events that have combined to teach hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world our sport.

We can't thank everyone enough for the support, and we look forward to everything that's to come in the next 10 years and beyond at BATL!


Ontario Travel Features Axe Throwing

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Ontario Travel has recommended the Backyard Axe Throwing League as a must visit destination for anyone travelling to Toronto from neigbouring cities, provinces, countries and beyond.  The full article can be found here.

Though BATL now has locations across Canada, it was started in a downtown Toronto backyard - and the rest is history.  We currently operate eight axe throwing facilities across Canada, with a ninth opening in November just south of Toronto, in Niagara Falls Ontario.

Our Toronto locations offer both our weekly axe throwing leagues (which started it all) and private group events - complete with coaching from our skilled staff followed by a tournament.  Our Toronto East location also offers public walk in axe throwing each Friday from 4 – 8pm, which requires no reservations.  Make your next trip to Toronto an unforgettable one!

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Axe Throwing Rated as a Top Birthday Destination

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Women Daily Magazine has recently listed the Backyard Axe Throwing League as one of their premier destinations to host your adult birthday party.  Check out their article here.

Our private axe throwing events host groups of 6+, and consist of training by our expert coaches followed by a round-robin format style tournament and single elimination playoff in to crown a champion.  You're welcome to bring your own outside non-alcoholic food and drink and don't have to worry about cleaning up afterward, which makes it the perfect hassle-free venue for any party.  Learn more and book today!