Your source for updates about the sport of axe throwing, the NATF and our member organizations.
NATF member Northern Axperts was recently featured on TB News Watch about their expansion into Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The owner of Northern Axperts is a Sudbury entrepreneur who already owns axe-throwing lounges in three northern communities, will officially open her Thunder Bay operation next month, in the same building that houses a bar. Kelsey Cutinello, owner of Northern Axperts, says axe-throwing caters to anyone looking for a different "fun" experience.
To learn more about Northern Axperts click here and to read the full article click here.
t's Bell Let's Talk Day and mental health awareness week in Canada. Together let's axe the stigma surrounding mental health and join the conversation to help drive donations for health initiatives!
Bell Let's Talk provides more information about mental health in Canada, including "It’s a fact: One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help." To learn more click here.
The 2018 All-Star Weekend presented by Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. and the National Axe Throwing Championship (NATC) in Toronto was recently featured on Spectrum News Austin.
Nathan Ford from Urban Axes Austin described the NATC as "... one of those thing where I’m trying to mitigate my expectations. I’m trying to get as good as I can to represent myself as well as I can but I also don’t want to get my hopes up too high and think that I’ll be able to defeat some of these guys who have been playing for years and have gotten really good at the sport."
The winner of the tournament will take home the Wilson Cup and a $7,500 cash prize.
Congratulations to Riot Axe for being featured in “The City Builders” issue of Toque LTD magazine! Check out the full article here https://goo.gl/Snp3MS.
Riot Axe is a member of the NATF and is located in Guelph, Ontario.
The website www.eater.com recently featured NATF members in the article "Ax-Throwing Bars, Explained" and explained how the Canadian pastime of axe throwing has made it's way to the United States.
NATF members BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Detroit Axe and Urban Axes were featured in the article to describe the history, popularity and safety of the sport.
The article helps describe the axe throwing experience by stating "it’s an indoor space designed to allow people to throw axes (or hatchets, their smaller counterparts) at wooden targets. Often with drinks and, sometimes, food." Eater.com also describes that people are looking for something new and fun to do, and axe throwing fits that need. We couldn't agree more.
Time’s running out to get early bird tickets for the 2018 All-Star Weekend presented by Beau's! Early bird pricing ends 24 January.
Join us in Toronto on Sunday 18 February for the National Axe Throwing Championship. Registration starts at 9am and the competition will take place from 10am - 4pm to award the Wilson Cup. Thanks to our incredible sponsors, who have made it possible for this year’s top 6 NATC finishers to participate in a prize purse of $7500!
Next, Winter Skillz will follow later the same day, with registration starting at 5pm, followed by Skillz events from 6pm - 10:30pm.
Finally, on 19 February at the Palais Royale Ballroom, Axe Prom will take place with dinner, awards and dancing! Doors open at 6pm.
Visit here to learn more and buy tickets.
Congrats to these 4 gents who will be representing Riot Axe from Guelph Ontario in next month’s NATC! Stay tuned for more competitor profiles in the month ahead.
Submit candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the results from Round 1 click here.
A huge shout out to everyone who came out for Round 1 of the NATC on Sunday. Full results can be viewed here https://goo.gl/z136UL.
Congratulations to all of those competitors that are moving on to compete in the #NATC2018 finals in February! In the meantime, here’s a taste of what it’s all about - ladies & gents, the Wilson Cup!
NATF Member LumberJaxes was recently featured in GoErie.com, where they were highlighted for taken ax throwing to a new level and how the venue is a popular spot for bachelor parties, reunions and corporate events.
The article also highlighted the commitment to safety at LumberJaxes by stating that "safety comes first at LumberjAxes. A member of the National Axe Throwing Federation, it follows that organization’s safety protocols. “This is a really controlled environment designed for maximum fun for everyone..."
We can agree with GoErie.com that a trip to LumberJaxes is definitely worth it!
BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League recently announced that they are opening their 16th location in the heart of Orlando, Florida in Summer 2018.
BATL has taught over 300,0000 people how to throw an axe each year – and they couldn’t be prouder to be expanding the Backyard Axe Throwing League to over 20 locations across North America.
Less than a week into the year and there's already plenty to be excited about in the NATF! In addition to $7,500 in prize money announced for this year's NATC, we're super happy to share that we're welcoming Choppers Hatchet House, Golden Axe Throw Club, Kraken Axes and Lumberjaxe as our newest members.
The road to #NATC2019 is already looking intense!
GET READY! NATC Round 1 is happening this Sunday, January 7 at participating NATF member venues. Join us to determine who will be moving on to finals at the 2018 All-Star Weekend presented by Beau's. Practice and registration start at 2 pm followed by the competition at 3 pm.
Thanks to our sponsors, we’re thrilled to announce that this year's purse will be $7,500 divided among the top 6 finishers in the final stage of the NATC!
To learn more about the NATC Round 1 and find out if you qualify click here.