COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
In order to keep our staff and customers safe during these times we have implemented a number of new policies
- Staff will wear masks throughout the entirety of your stay
- Staff will keep 2m+ away from group members at all times.
- Anyone exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 will be not be able to participate and must leave the premises, staff included.
- Masks will be available for purchase for $1 if requested
- Axes will be thoroughly sanitized between groups
- Axes will be provided for each household to minimize shared handles.
- tables will thoroughly sanitized between groups
- Sanitizing products will be readily available
- Parties will be scheduled to arrive one at a time to avoid crossover
- There will be 80 feet between your party and the next.
- All members of a party will be able to keep 2m+ from each other
- The Valley Axe facility will be wiped out top to bottom before open and after close each day.
No one under the age of 13 will be permitted to participate.
Kids 13-15 must be with a parent or guardian.
Smoking on-site may only take place in the designated smoking area outside.
Horseplay of any kind is strictly prohibited. Such behaviour may lead to removal from site.
Players must respect Valley Axe staff and other players at all times. Any harassing behaviour will not be tolerated.
Players cannot participate with open-toe shoes. Only closed-toe are acceptable.
Players will not throw axes at any target being used by another player at the same time.
Players will not throw axes at any targets not designated to their group.
Players that do not demonstrate the ability to safely handle or throw axes will not be allowed to participate in axe throwing events.
No one on site will interfere with a Player in any way when they are throwing or preparing to throw an axe. Interference will result in removal from site.
Spectators will be permitted to observe the festivities from behind a permanent barrier, which will be located a safe distance from the activity of axe throwing.
Spectators shall remain outside of the identified throwing area, which is defined with barriers and signage.
Is this dangerous?
Valley Axe has gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of our players. Our coaches are well versed in the safety protocol and can recognize signs of danger very early on. No horseplay is allowed whatsoever. This is a non-contact sport, people!
Can kids throw axes?
We can now offer throwing to everyone ages 13+ until 8pm. After 8pm it’s back to adults only. For all details on family hours please visit www.valleyaxe.com/family-hours
How much is it?
Booked group events are $30 plus HST per person for 2 hours.
Can I bring my own axe?
You can! But you might want to think hard about it. When you throw axes, they sometimes break. So hopefully you didn’t spend too much money on that axe. Axes from home will also need to pass a safety inspection by the event’s coach.
Do you guys serve food?
In a word, no! We do not have a kitchen BUT you can order from anywhere that’ll will deliver to our venue.
You are also welcome to bring your own food from home or set up a caterer for your event.
Do you have drinks?
Oh, we’re just the first axe range with a full license to sell alcohol in Ontario. We started with just beer but we have grown considerably.
We now offer beer, coolers, cider, mixed drinks and wine.
We’re also great enthusiasts of craft drinks, selling a variety of Ontario made craft beer and cider.
We also have assorted soft drinks, juices, and water for purchase at Valley Axe.
Who can throw an axe?
Anyone, really. From 13 to 80 years old. While many people find it difficult to land their first axe, coaches can guide just about anyone to success. After that first *thud* it only gets easier.
What should I wear to an event?
Comfortable clothes. Think “lazy lumberjack.” Also, closed-toe shoes only. No sandals or flippy-flops. You know why.
Can less than 6 people play?
Under Stage 2 protocol Valley Axe is reserving our limited space for groups with 6-10 throwers. We will revisit this policy in Stage 3.
What’s your cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be made within 72 hours of your event to avoid the loss of your deposit.
Is there a league I can join?
You’re darn right there is. League Nights are Tuesday nights and Wednesday nights (Individual Play). Too late to start at the beginning of the League? We can set you up with a pro-rated fee to give you access to League hours for your own throwing pleasure until the end of the current season.
for more info on leagues please visit www.valleyaxe.com/league
- Can we throw anything other than axes?
Well, aren’t you ambitious? We do offer a knife throwing league on Wednesday nights and do basic knife lessons on Sundays. In the Summer we even do spear throwing outside.
- Do you have gift certificate?
Yes, we do. Come in to the range any time we’re open and we’d be happy to make out a gift card for a group event, League membership, or for your special someone’s very own axes. Just let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll get it set up.
- Do you sell axes at Valley Axe?
Yes, we do. We have a couple options for throwers which have been tested and confirmed to be excellent throwing axes for a variety of styles and throws. We don’t recommend any model that we wouldn’t want to sell to our own League members. Come in and check them out some time.