While the Canadian stereotype of an axe-wielding lumberjack dressed in flannel may seem a bit outdated, the tradition is alive and well at Bad Axe Throwing. As the world's biggest axe throwing club, the homegrown company is taking a classic Canadian pastime and turning it into the ultimate activity for adventure-seeking city dwellers.
Bad Axe Throwing was initially founded by Mario Zelaya in the fall of 2014. While not a lumberjack in the traditional sense, Zelaya fell in love with the fun -- and uniquely cathartic -- sport after building his own makeshift course in his backyard. Zelaya wanted to share his passion for the high-octane sport and thus opened up the first Bad Axe Throwing club in Burlington, Ontario.
Today, Bad Axe Throwing has more than 10 locations across the US and Canada -- with plans for global expansion in the near future. At each location, customers are invited to engage in quasi-medieval competitions that involve hurling real steel hatchets at planks of wood painted with colorful targets. Points are awarded based on where the axes land, meaning friends, co-workers and family members have the chance to go head-to-head in a social competition to see who is the true axe-throwing champ.
While Bad Axe Throwing is perfect for birthday parties, team-building events and even walk-ins, the company is taking things to a new level with the recent launch of the World Axe Throwing League. Created in partnership with urban axe throwing facilities around the world, the new league helps to standardize the sport of urban axe throwing and raise awareness for the sport on a global level.
Whether you're interested in joining a league or merely impressing your date with some unique skills, Bad Axe Throwing offers unforgettable experiences that are unlike anything you've tried before.
This post is sponsored by Bad Axe Throwing.