Naked News Goes Axe Throwing

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General Toronto

The ladies from the Naked News were back at The Backyard Axe Throwing last week to do another segment on axe throwing, all while completely naked (naturally) and under the guidance of our expert coaches.  BATL Toronto, located at 33 Villiers St. has played host to numerous news outlets and celebrities over the years, though most of them show up fully clothed!    Check out the Naked News sneak preview here.  We’re glad to have you back anytime!


Axe Throwing for Valentine’s Day

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Looking for something different to do this Valentine's Day?  Left your plans to the last minute?  Then not to worry, The Backyard Axe Throwing League has you covered.  We offer online gift cards in a selection of denominations, and Clifton Hill Blog recommends bringing your special someone to any BATL location (excluding London) and take advantage of our Valentine's Day walk in axe throwing session today from 7 – 10pm!

For only $38.95 + tax per pair, you get hands on coaching from our resident axe pros in the unique and safe environment that BATL has become known for.  No reservations necessary, roses and chocolates not included!

A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE - Produced and animated by the same team that gave us the classic "PEANUTS" holiday specials and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s famed comic strip, "A Charlie Brown Valentine" will air Friday, February 12 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.  (©2002 United Feature Syndicate Inc.)

Staff Sunday Featuring Bobbitt

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General Yorkdale

Meet Christopher Edward Bobbitt, or just Bobbitt as most of us refer to him as. Bobbitt is a long time employee at the Backyard Axe Throwing League - working out of BATL Toronto before moving over to help start up BATL Yorkdale when it opened just over two years ago. A longtime member of our axe throwing community, Bobbitt is cherished amongst his fellow employees and axe throwers.

Today is Bobbitt's last day with BATL, as he is moving on to pursue a new career, and we want to thank him for everything he's brought to the table over the last 7 years. We'll miss his food (Bobbitt was the chef de cuisine for one of our first Skills competitions ever), his wit, his banter, and all the sweet ass martial arts he does. We wish you luck in all your future endeavours. We love you, Bobbitt! #batlstaffsunday


Axe Throwing Featured In Today Magazine

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General Niagara Falls

Gabrielle Tieman from Today Magazine put it best, "  with over nine locations throughout Canada, BATL has transformed this primal outdoorsman sport into an indoor recreational activity targeted towards all skill levels with one pure mission: 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".  She recently sat down with the General Manager of our new Niagara Falls location to talk about the sport that we created over 10 years ago and it’s growing presence in Niagara Region.  You can read the full article here.

BATL Niagara, located on 4439 Queen St. in Niagara Falls offers many ways to get involved with axe throwing, from our private events for groups of 6 and  more people - perfect for any celebration - in addition to our weekly leagues and public walk in sessions.  Learn more about everything that the Backyard Axe Throwing League has to offer here.

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Valentine’s Day Walk-In Axe Throwing

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Looking for something different for you and your significant other to do this Valentine's Day?  If this is the case, then you may have left it to the last minute - but the Backyard Axe Throwing League has got you covered.

This upcoming February 14th, all BATL locations (except BATL London) will be offering a special Valentine's Day walk in session lasting from 7 - 10 PM.  For the low cost of $38.95 + tax per pair, you can break the mold of typical Valentine's Day outings by learning the ways of how to throw an axe with our resident axe gurus even if you have no experience.  No reservation necessary.  Show someone you really care - bring them to BATL!

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Yorkdale’s 2 Year Axe Throwing Anniversary

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General Yorkdale

A massive shout out to the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s Yorkdale staff.  Much like Cadbury cream eggs, despite their hard appearance they are filled with gooey centres of positivity and excellence. You can find them coaching everyone how to throw an axe - from Hockey Wives to MPs and constantly espousing the BATL belief of being good to each other.

We're wishing a happy birthday to our Yorkdale location; for 2 years it's been offering the North Toronto community a place to blow of some steam and throw some axes with this obviously suave and sophisticated team of axe-ninjas and we're looking forward to many more.  HBD, BATL Yorkdale!

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Get Your Early Bird Tickets to the Axe Throwing All Star Weekend

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General League

The NATF’s 2017 All Star Weekend is fast approaching, and time is running out to get early bird pricing to this year’s Winter Skills Competition and Axe Prom.  Until February 8th, you can get discount pricing and secure your spot in this year’s axe throwing festivities by buying a ticket from any BATL venue.  For $70 you get entry into this year’s Winter Skills Competition (meal included) in addition to a ticket for this year’s Axe Prom.  Tickets may also be bought separately.

The National Axe Throwing Federation’s annual Skills Competition takes place on Sunday February 19th, at BATL’s Toronto East location at 33 Villiers St, followed by a member exclusive dinner - also known as Axe Prom, hosted by the Backyard Axe Throwing League on Monday, 20 February.  You don't want to miss out on this year's main event!

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Axe Throwing at The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Calgary General

Our team from the Backyard Axe Throwing League in Calgary recently took a little field trip this week to set up an outdoor axe throwing event at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta.  Guests were given coaching by our staff members and then participated in a round robin axe throwing tournament, with the mountains of Banff serving as a perfect backdrop for throwing some axes in the great outdoors.

Our mobile axe throwing is fully insured and are available for full and half day bookings.  Check out our website to learn more about our mobile events, and let axe throwing come to you!


Axe Throwing As a Unique Outing For Couples

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General Toronto

The official website of Tourism Toronto,, named a trip to the Backyard Axe Throwing League amongst its best destinations for couples.  While our private events are catered towards groups of 6 or more people, all BATL venues across Canada offer weekly public walk in axe throwing sessions (no reservation necessary!) - which makes for a perfectly unique activity for you and your significant other to enjoy.

Our walk-in axe throwing sessions cost $19.91+tax per hour, and get you one on one coaching from our expertly trained staff.  These informal sessions are the perfect way to spend an hour doing something different, and a great opportunity to do something outside the box.  More information about our walk-in sessions at all of our locations, including Toronto can be found here.


Staff Sunday with John from Kitchener

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General Kitchener

Meet John Dick, or Dr. Dick as he's known in League because of his PhD.  New to Kitchener after finishing school, he didn't have many friends in the city but stumbled across the newly opened Backyard Axe Throwing League location in Kitchener on his way to work one day. Friends in Toronto had raved about an event they had at our Sterling road location, so he decided to try it out - and was instantly hooked, joining an axe throwing league that he has called home for nearly two years.

He quickly realized that the staff at BATL were the people he liked best in his new city, so when the chance to work at BATL came up, he leapt at the opportunity. He's been working with us for a year now, and loving every minute of it. In his own words, "It is rare to find an activity that genuinely appeals to everyone, but that's exactly what BATL does best. I have met a diversity of great people through both the company and through events that I would never have met any other way. I'm lucky to be apart of the BATL family and I'm looking forward to seeing it grow."  We're thrilled to have you as a part of the team, Dr. Dick. #batlstaffsunday

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