Celebrating 2 Years of Axe Throwing in Kitchener

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General Kitchener

They grow up so fast!  2 years ago, we decided to bring axe throwing to the Tri-City area by renovating an old curling club in the heart of Kitchener.  2 years later and thousands of new axe throwers later, we’re happy to be firmly entrenched in the community!  BATL Kitchener has teamed up with local charities, businesses, and even the Kitchener Rangers OHL club to bring our sport to the city and surrounding area.

The Backyard Axe Throwing League offers residents of Waterloo Region many ways to experience the unique thrill of axe throwing for those in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the surrounding area.  We offer private bookings for groups of 6 and up (which include a full round robin tournament and make the perfect setting for your bachelor party, bachelorette party, adult birthday, or corporate team building function), public walk in axe throwing, and our world famous weekly axe throwing leagues.  Come by BATL Kitchener today and experience axe throwing for yourself.  We can’t wait to see what the next two years have in store.

Our Toronto West Bar is Now Open

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General Toronto

The Backyard Axe Throwing League is excited to announce that our Toronto West location now has a fully licensed bar ready to serve you.  We offer a selection of local beers, wine and coolers and are in the process of creating a delicious shareable food menu prepared in partnership with local eateries to enjoy during your next visit.

BATL Toronto is a renowned part of Toronto’s entertainment scene, and is situated in the west end of Toronto inside the Galleria Mall at the corner of Dupont and Dufferin St.  We offer number of ways to experience the excitement of axe throwing for both beginners and pros alike – including private axe throwing tournaments for groups of 6 and more every day of the week with advance booking (perfect for adult birthday parties, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, and team building functions), in addition to public walk in axe throwing sessions every weekend as well as our weekly axe throwing league nights.

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Axe Throwing For Summer Wedding Parties

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General

With the summer wedding season approaching, now is the time to begin planning your bachelor/ bachelorette parties - and there is no more unique venue to host such a gathering than at the Backyard Axe Throwing League.  All BATL venues across Canada offer private bookings for groups of 6 and up, and offer the perfect destination for your wedding party.

Our private group events last from 2 - 2.5 hours and include hands on coaching from our dedicated staff, who kick things off by leading a round robin-style tournament followed by a group playoff.  Book your 2017 bachelor party or bachelorette party with BATL today!

Axe Throwing For A Good Cause

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General League

This past February, the Backyard Axe Throwing League took part in and hosted the inaugural National Axe Throwing Championship (NATC) put on by the National Axe Throwing Federation.  The NATC had NATF-sanctioned axe throwing venues from across North America compete in a day long competition, with all proceeds going to The Red Door Family Shelter.  The tally is in, and the fun weekend of axe throwing raised over $4000 in support of the charity - which is truly amazing.

The Red Door Family Shelter is a non-profit that features a dedicated and caring staff team addresses the particular needs of families in crisis. The services provided reduce the impact of homelessness by providing safe and supportive shelter to hundreds of families each year. It helps keep families together by providing services for the whole family, and assists each family in establishing a stable life beyond the shelter.

Thanks again to all of our staff, participants, and of course our sponsors - who helped put on such a truly amazing event.

Easter Weekend Walk In Axe Throwing Hours

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General

The Backyard Axe Throwing League will be closed across all locations this coming Sunday and Monday for the Easter Holiday, but that doesn't mean that you can't squeeze in some last-minute walk in axe throwing beforehand!  All BATL venues will be open for walk in axe throwing - from 5 - 8 pm on Good Friday and 11am – 2pm on Saturday.  It's the perfect opportunity for a last-minute family outing!

Walk in axe throwing requires no advanced booking, and for $19.91 plus tax (per person) you get one hour of informal axe throwing, complete with guidance from our resident axe gurus.  It's a great opportunity to learn how to throw an axe for the first time, or for experienced axe throwers to brush up on their skills!

For those that are looking for a more comprehensive axe throwing experience, the Backyard Axe Throwing League also offers private event bookings for groups of 6 and larger, which are perfect for adult birthday parties, team building functions, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, and everything in between.  Our private events run from 2 - 2.5 hours and include hands on coaching from our staff followed by a round robin tournament and playoff.

BATL Walk-Ins

Axe Throwing Listed As A Top Fun Activity On TripAdvisor

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General

If you're looking at fun things to do around any one of the Backyard Axe Throwing League’s nine locations across Canada, then odds are you've seen our name listed near the top of TripAdvisor.  Over the past 10 years, BATL has hosted hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world and shown them the art of axe throwing.

BATL offers many different ways to get involved, ranging from our weekly axe throwing leagues and public walk in sessions to our private group tournaments led by our expert coaches - perfect for your adult birthday, bachelor party, bachelorette party, or corporate function.  Find out more about BATL today, and host your next party with us!

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Axe Throwing at Ottawa Sugar Lumber Fest

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General Ottawa

This past weekend, the Backyard Axe Throwing League brought our mobile axe throwing targets to the Sugar Lumberfest.  The festival was set up in the heart of downtown Ottawa at Lansdowne Park, and transformed the area in to an urban Sugar Shack - complete with gourmet maple themed culinary delights and, of course, axe throwing.

BATL Ottawa has brought our mobile targets to all sorts of off site events, including weddings, festivals, charity events, golf tournaments, and just about everything else in between.  With the weather finally coming around, it's time to start planning your outdoor event.

BATL offers off site axe throwing in the areas surrounding each of our venues across Canada, and ensures the ultimate unique experience for you and your guests.  Whether it be a wedding party, festival, or just an outdoor gathering, make sure your summer event is memorable and let us bring axe throwing to you!

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Walk In Axe Throwing All Weekend at BATL

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General

Looking for something different to do this weekend?  Walk in axe throwing is offered at each BATL location every weekend, all weekend long.  For $19.91 +tax per person (per hour), enjoy individual coaching from one of our resident axe pros 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.

For those that are looking for a more comprehensive axe throwing experience, the Backyard Axe Throwing League also offers private event bookings for groups of 6 and larger, which are perfect for adult birthday parties, team building functions, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, and everything in between.  Our private events run from 2-2.5 hours and include hands on coaching from our staff followed by a round robin tournament and playoff.

Weekend walk in hours are as follows (all locations across Canada):

  • Fridays 5 - 8 PM
  • Saturdays 11 AM - 2 PM
  • Sundays 2 - 5 PM
BATL Walk-In

Axe Throwing To Bond With Family During Easter

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General

Looking for something different to do with your family this coming Easter Weekend?  While all Backyard Axe Throwing League locations across Canada will be closed on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, we'll be open for business as usual on both Good Friday and Saturday April 15th (that includes both private event bookings and our public walk in sessions).

We offer private axe throwing event bookings for groups of 6 and up, perfectly suited to fit your needs for a new and exciting holiday outing for you and your extended family.  Our group bookings last from 2 - 2.5 hours and include instruction for how to throw an axe from our skilled coaches followed by a round robin tournament and playoff.

Looking to try axe throwing for the first time, but don't want to bring 6 family members with you?  Our hourly public walk in sessions (Friday April 14th from 5-8 PM and Saturday April 15th from 11 AM - 2 PM) are the perfect way to get a quick taste of the sport that we've created, with no reservations necessary!  Let the BATL family host your family this coming Easter for a holiday outing you won't forget!

grandma

Staff Sunday With Saul from Yorkdale

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General Yorkdale

Meet Saul, who works at our #BATL Yorkdale location. This recipient of the David Bowie Award of Excellence started throwing axes competitively when Yorkdale opened its doors a little over two years ago. Fast forward to the present day and it's a pretty safe bet that if you stop by our Yorkdale location near Yorkdale Mall in Toronto that you'll see him.

Whether running his league (which he loves to death) at 153 Bridgeland Avenue, throwing axe himself in a league night, or just dropping in and trying to improve his throw, Saul's always around. Ask him why and he will give you a pretty detailed explanation about how he's so honoured, proud and lucky to be a part of the community. If you ask us at the Backyard Axe Throwing League, we'd say we are the lucky ones.

In the off chance he's not at Yorkdale, you can find him watching a good movie, or directing and producing one of his own projects. Most of the time he's at BATL because he just wants to "be good". We think you're pretty great bud!  #batlstaffsunday

saul