Posted: February 28, 2020

Celebrity Visits At The Backyard Axe Throwing League

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Celebrity Visits At The Backyard Axe Throwing League

We’re BATL, the original Backyard Axe Throwing League. Our mission is to show people the power of being good to each other, using the axe as a tool to build community inspired by our backyard roots. We’re immensely proud to have been the first organization in the world to offer an urban venue to experience the thrill of indoor axe throwing in leagues, walk-ins, group parties and team building.

About The Backyard Axe Throwing League

The Backyard Axe Throwing League pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing in a Toronto backyard in 2007 – 11 years ago. Since then we’ve grown 13 BATL venues across North America. Word spread like wildfire about the fun and satisfaction experienced when throwing an axe into our targets, and BATL has a strong reputation as the original and best home of axe throwing. We’ve hosted thousands of guests over the years, resulting in millions of axes thrown within our venue. As such, it’s no surprise that BATL has played host to countless celebrity visits over the past years. The list is as varied as it gets, playing host to athletes, TV stars, movie stars, musicians, tastemakers, bloggers, writers – the list goes on. Celebrities have visited both for filming (using our creatively designed industrial spaces as an epic backdrop) and to unwind by taking part in our private group bookings.

BATL’s Celebrity Axe Throwing Events

Just a few highlights of our celebrity visits over the past 11 years include:

  • Vin Diesel and Ruby Rose visiting for a birthday party.
  • Rick Fox filming a segment for NBA TV.
  • Swedish metal band Amon Amarth.
  • Gerard Butler celebrating his birthday.
  • Kate Beirness of TSN attending a charity event.
  • The cast of Shadowhunters axe throwing for their filming wrap celebration.
  • The cast of American Gods in support of a charity event.
  • Olympic athletes
  • Rick Mercer filming a segment for The Rick Mercer Report
  • The Ottawa Senators development camp for a team-building exercise
  • Alex Høgh Andersen of History TV’s Vikings
  • And many more!

It’s easy to see the appeal of throwing cold steel into the wood, for celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Luckily, BATL treats every guest that walks through our door like a celebrity – which makes us known as the source for urban axe throwing, ensuring that you and your guests enjoy our safe and controlled environment under the guidance of our expert coaches. With locations in Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener, London, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Calgary, Chicago, Nashville, and Novi (Metro Detroit) it’s never been easier to find a BATL venue nearby.

Experience Axe Throwing like a Celebrity

A trip to BATL offers a chance to unwind for you and your guests, in an exhilarating yet safe environment. It’s an outside the box way to plan an outing for you and your friends or colleagues and will guarantee to leave a lasting impression on them while you’re at it. Each BATL venue across North America takes bookings for groups of 2 and up, 7 days a week, and our private group bookings are perfectly suited for any event/occasion. If you’re trying to find a unique way to enjoy your “last fling before the ring”, a trip to BATL is your go-to spot for your next bachelor or bachelorette party. Looking for an adult birthday party that not only gives you a chance to converse with friends but also engage in some friendly competition? Look no further than a trip to BATL. And if it’s a corporate team-building event that you’re after, you’d be surprised to know that the power of the axe is one of the best ways to build camaraderie, positivity, and engagement. Nothing says team building like beating your boss in a match of axe throwing!

What To Expect While Axe Throwing at BATL

BATL offers two types of private event bookings: 1-hour bookings for groups of 2-5 people, and 2-2.5 hour bookings for groups of 6 and up. No matter which private event you book, you’ll get the same thing that BATL has become famous for the best one on one instruction from our skilled and friendly staff members, followed by a round-robin style tournament and single elimination playoff – all orchestrated by our staff, leaving you with nothing to do but throw axes and enjoy the company of your guests. Many BATL locations offer complete bar and food services, which means even less planning for you.

Planning an outdoor event and want to include axe throwing in the festivities? BATL can also come to you! The Backyard Axe Throwing League offers mobile axe throwing targets in the vicinity of all of our existing venues. Our outdoor axe throwing packages are fully insured, equipped and available for both full and half-day bookings. Our team of expert coaches can provide a customized axe throwing experience based on your specific group needs to make your next event one of the most incredible memories of the year for everyone who participates. BATL’s mobile targets have graced outdoor weddings, music festivals, charity BBQ’s, and much more.

You don’t have to be a celebrity to get the BATL treatment so, stop by a location near you today!

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