FAQ

Here are some of the most common questions and answers about AXE Throwing Calgary 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 12pm (noon) to 9pm, call or email ahead of time to book your event. Please note that facility hours are variable, so if you want to come by and check out the space call or email in advance.

Can I drop-in any day of the week?

Drop-in nights (aptly named pick-up nights) are scheduled every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. All times outside of weekly scheduled pick-up nights are for private event bookings only.

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

Drop-in nights (aptly named pick-up nights) are scheduled every Wednesday @6pm and Sunday @2pm. Pick-up nights run for about 1 1/2 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 on weekdays and 8 participants on weekends, or the cost equivalent. This guarantees a comfortable number of people to run tournaments and a nice mix of throwing and socializing. If that doesn’t work for you, no worries, try our Wednesday and Sunday drop-in times every week.

Do I need AXE throwing experience?

The simple answer is NO. Our trained coaches will facilitate your AXE throwing experience in a fun and safe environment. Every participant is given one-on-one training, expert guidance, and ongoing instruction. Our Coaches will have you sticking throws, nailing bulls-eyes and high-fiving!

Do you supply the axes?

Yes, 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.

Does the private event champion win something?

In addition to bragging rights for years to come… we have hand-crafted wood trophies for purchase and offer custom engraving services (if you order in advance). We also carry AXE branded clothing, gift cards, and of course, a variety of premium axes and knives for purchase.

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 Functions, Birthday Parties, STAGs and friends looking for new experiences. The relaxed, fun and competitive nature fosters team building and good times.

What skill level is League competition?

League is for everyone! Our League of Extraordinaire Lumberjacks caters to people of all skill-levels. Our League is focused on improving your skills no matter what level you are. We strive to provide a fun and safe environment – where we can all enjoy a drink at the end of the night.

Food & Drink

Can we bring our own food and drink?

In general, no. We encourage the use of our ‘Lumberjack Lounge’ where we serve up tasty eats and cold drinks. However, there are special circumstances such as birthday cakes and fundraisers, so check with us first.

Can we BYOB?

Sorry – BYOB (bring your own booze) is not permitted. Instead try our fully licensed bar. We offer a variety of Big Rock beers/cider on tap and mixed drinks. Try our house brew on-tap for only $5.75 any day of the week. If you have any private event special drink preferences, please contact us to see if we can accommodate.

Do you offer food, drink and liquor service?

Yes, we are a fully licensed establishment serving Big Rock beer and cider on tap and various mixed drinks. Our fridge is also stocked with non-alcoholic bevies too. Kitchen options are oven cooked pizza, pretzels, meat pies and an assortment of sweet & savoury snacks.

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 between the ages of 14-17 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the liability waiver on their behalf. Participants must demonstrate the ability to follow AXE safety & best practices policy and coaching instruction.

Can I bring my own axe?

For sure. Just so it’s fair for other participants, permitted axes are no longer than 16 inches and weigh 2 pounds or less. Wood handle or one-piece are acceptable. Premium steel forged axes are available for purchase at AXE Throwing Calgary for your throwing pleasure.

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. For more details check out our safety policy.

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.

Logistics

Is there parking?

Yes, there is lots of free street parking and some on-location parking spaces in-front and behind the AXE Throwing Calgary shop.

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. Send us a message and we can get you setup. Consider spending $135, it is the cost of a private event deposit, or a multiple of $45 (per person private event cost).

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.

Do you have merch?

Yes, we have men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies and other SWAG for purchase. Please feel free to check out these options when you’re at the Shop.

Can I get there by public transit or C-Train?

AXE Throwing Calgary is conveniently located in the south-east providing easy access from downtown and most south Calgary locations. The closest C-train station is Chinook.