Important Information

  • You must wear closed toe shoes!
  • All participants must be 21 years or older
  • Leagues run once a week for 8 weeks
  • $120 per person. Full payment is required at time of booking to reserve your spot.

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How it works

Axe throwing is an individual sport played in a group setting. Therefore, forming teams is not necessary. If you had a team in mind, you, your friends and/or colleagues should each sign up individually to take part in the league on the same night of the week. You'll all get to throw together but also with and against other league members. League members are welcome to bring beer/wine and any food to Urban Axes.

Over the first 7 weeks, you will play 4 matches each week against other league members to determine who will make the playoffs in week 8. Each match consists of three rounds of 5 throws (so 15 axes total per match). During week 8, the top 16 competitors will compete in a double-elimination tournament to determine the league winner. Each year, our league winners will be eligible to compete in our Champion of Champions event.

As founding members of the National Axe Throwing Federation, our leagues are built around the rules defined by NATF. You can find details of the NATF rules here.

What else should I know:

Urban Axes have available for sale NATF-compliant axes for $25 each plus tax. You can use one of general pool of axes but isn't it much more fun to have your own axe? You're in an axe throwing league! We have sourced what we consider to be the best throwing axes available that are used across Canada where the sport originated.

If you want to bring your own axe, it must have a wooden handle and be between 1.25 and 1.75 lbs to be eligible.

We are BYO beer and wine so remember to bring along a few drinks while you cheer on the competition.

League Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need experience to join a league?
Do I throw as part of a team?
Axe throwing is an individual sport played in a group setting. Therefore, forming teams is not necessary. If you had a team in mind, you, your friends and/or colleagues should each sign up individually to take part in the league on the same night of the week. You'll all get to throw together but also with and against other league members.
How long does each league night run?
Is there an age limit?
Am I allowed to bring alcohol?
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