FAQ

Here are some of the most common questions and answers about AXE Throwing Winnipeg and our services. If your question is not answered below, please get in touch.

Dates

What are your hours of operation?

We accept private event bookings 7-days a week from 11 am to 8 pm by phone and email, or 24-hours a day using our online booking tool. Private events can be scheduled anytime between the hours of 11 am to 11 pm. Please note that facility hours are variable, so if you want to check out the space contact us in advance.

Can I drop-in any day of the week?

Drop-in nights are offered every Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm – aptly named pick-up nights. Prepay for your pick-up night and save $5 off the door price. All times outside of weekly scheduled pick-up nights are available for private event bookings.

How can I join a weekly scheduled pick-up night?

Drop-in nights (aptly named pick-up nights) are scheduled every Wednesday @6pm, Sunday @2pm and run for 1.5 to 2-hours, depending on group size and speed of play. Contact us to register for pick-up and save $5 off the door price with prepayment. Please arrive promptly on the hour to ensure you do not hold up the group or miss out on coaching and throwing time.

Events

How many people are required to book a private event?

The minimum requirement to book a private event is 6 participants or the cost equivalent. This guarantees a comfortable number of people to run tournaments and a nice mix of throwing and socializing. If this doesn’t work for you, no worries, try a Wednesday or Sunday drop-in.

Do I need AXE throwing experience?

The simple answer is NO. Our trained coaches will facilitate your axe throwing tournament in a fun and safe environment. Every participant is given practice throws accompanied by expert guidance and ongoing instruction. Our AXE coaches will have you hitting targets and high fiving in no time!

Do you supply the axes?

We have a full arsenal of one-piece, steel forged axes and knives for your throwing pleasure. You will have the opportunity to throw these implements at Private Events, Pick-Up Nights and League.

What kind of people book AXE throwing events?

Contrary to popular belief a bearded face and tattoos are not prerequisites. Axe throwing is an ideal event catering to Corporate Events, Birthday Parties, Bachelor & Bachelorette, Team Wind-Ups, Divorce Parties, special event celebrations and friends looking for new experiences. The relaxed, fun and competitive nature fosters team building and good times.

What skill level is league competition?

Since AXE throwing is relatively new to most cities, most league participants will be new to the sport. Join a league to try it out!

Food & Drink

Can we bring our own food?

Yes, Private Events are welcome to bring their own food or arrange catering. We do have a few preferred caterers that hook-up good deals and great food, so if you’re looking for options we can help organize. Check out our licensed lounge for drink options including beer, cider, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic bevies.

Can we BYOB?

Sorry – BYOB (bring your own booze) is not permitted by law as per the Liquor & Gaming Authority of Mantioba. Instead try our licensed lounge. We offer a selection of beer, cider, wine and mixed drinks. If you have any Private Event special drink preferences, please contact us to see if we can accommodate.

Are you licensed to serve?

Yes, we are licensed to serve alcohol by the Liquor and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Manitoba and our team is Smart Serve certified. We serve beer, cider, mixed drinks, wine and non-alcoholic bevies. If you have any Private Event special drink preferences, please contact us to see if we can accommodate.

Policies

Are kids allowed to participate?

All spectators are welcome. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Minors age 14-17 must have a parent or guardian sign the liability waiver on their behalf. All participants must demonstrate the ability to follow AXE safety & best practices policy and coaching instruction.

How safe can AXE throwing really be?

Our facility, events and instruction are designed with safety and comfort in mind. All participants are trained on key Safety & Best practices range rules prior to throwing an axe. Our AXE Coaches supervise, facilitate and train participants while axes are in-play. These factors provide a safe and fun environment that is conducive to learning.

What clothing should I wear?

A loose fitting top is recommended for comfortable upper body movement. Your footwear should have good traction for stability. Closed toed shoes are mandatory. No sandals or flip flops, and high heels are discouraged.

Can I bring my own axe?

For sure. Just so it’s fair for other participants, make sure your axe is no longer than 16 inches and weighs no more than 2 lb. Wood handle or one-piece steel forged are acceptable. A variety of premium one-piece, steel forged axes are available for purchase at the shop.

Logistics

Is there parking?

Yes, there is a large onsite parking lot that is free of charge, and some complimentary energized parking stalls in-front and beside the space (east side of the building). There is also lots of free street parking available 24-hours a day.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, most major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), and debit Interac. Event deposits are also accepted via credit card through our online booking system.

Do you have gift cards?

Yes, we have gift cards available for purchase on-location or online. Consider spending $120, this is the cost of a private event deposit, or a multiple of $40 (per person private event cost). Send us a message and we can help get you setup.

Can I get there by public transit?

Yes, our location is fully serviced by Winnipeg Transit and all Taxi service providers.

Do you sell axes (and knives)?

Yes, we are well stocked with a variety of premium one-piece, steel forged axes and machetes for purchase at competitive prices. You can’t find these options at most retailers! Want a sweetheart deal? Consider buying an ‘in-use’ implement.