About the facility
"Do I need indoor shoes?"
YES. Please ensure everyone has clean athletic shoes.
"What is combat archery?"
Two teams face off against each other in a game similar to dodgeball. Run to the centre of the arena, collect your arrows and have fun shooting them at the other team. Careful to avoid being hit yourself! With obstacles to hide behind and towers to climb you can develop your own strategy to win the battle.
"Is there a viewing area?"
Yes! Our arena is enclosed with chain link fence, with an adjacent viewing area - this is where parties take place. Guests have a great view of the game and can interact with the players.
"Is parking available?"
Yes. Our facility has ample free parking available.
"Can we bring our own food?"
Yes. We do not sell any food. We do sell 2-litre bottles of pop, but you are free to bring or have delivered any food and drinks you want.
"How big is your arena?"
Our arena is a MASSIVE 5200 sq feet.
"Do you have lockers?"
Yes. We have lockers. Please bring your own lock.
"How many players do you allow in the arena?"
To ensure an enjoyable experience we limit the number of players to 30 per game.
"Do you have a fridge?"
Yes. We have a fridge and freezer and can store your cake, ice cream or other cold treats!
"Can we bring alcohol into the facility?"
Guests are permitted to bring their own alcohol for consumption after their game provided they have a liquor licence, and private liability insurance naming Archer VS. Archer LTD. as additional insured.
AGLC requires that all groups bringing alcohol into the facility for consumption obtain a liquor licence.
Liability Insurance is available from Pal Canada
About the game
"Do I need to bring my own equipment?"
No. We provide all the equipment you will need including masks, bows, arrows, Nerf blasters and darts. You are free to bring your own unmodified Nerf Blasters. Using your own paintball masks, athletic cups, quivers or arm guards is allowed and encouraged.
"How long does it last?"
Please arrive 15 minutes before your booking time to check-in and ensure we have waivers for all players.
For Individual Player bookings: your session starts with a 15 minute safety and instructional briefing, followed by 60 minutes of gameplay. So you can expect to be at our facility for 1 hour and 30 minutes.[/tg_accordion]
"Will we be playing with other people?"
Unless you book a private game, you may be playing in a game open to other bookings.
If you book a small or medium group or less than 30 spaces for your group your game may be open to other bookings.
"What should I wear?"
There are no restrictions on clothing. However, loose fitting athletic clothing is recommended.
Clean athletic shoes are required.
Booking a party
"Can I book a private game?"
Yes. Private sessions are available. Our private games can include as many as 30 players.
"Do I need to sign a waiver?"
All participants 18 years of age or older must sign a waiver.
A liability wavier MUST be signed by the PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN of each participant under the age of 18, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Waivers can be signed on-line or at our facility.
"Any age restriction?"
Combat Archery is recommended for 10 years old and up.
Nerf is recommended for 6 years old up.
"Do I need to bring my own equipment?" No. We provide all the equipment you will need including masks, bows, arrows, Nerf blasters and darts. You are free to bring your own unmodified Nerf Blasters. Using your own paintball masks, athletic cups, quivers or arm guards is allowed and encouraged.
"What is your cancellation policy?"
We ask for a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit at time of booking. Deposits are honoured for re-booking, if cancellation is required.
safety and hygiene
"Is it safe?"
Our arrows have a large foam cushion on the end and our bows have a low draw-weight. Getting hit feels a bit like being hit with something a bit softer than a tennis ball. You will also be wearing a facemask to protect your eyes and face. For most players very few hits will cause any degree of pain. As with any physical activity, the chance for injury exists but we have taken steps to make our combat archery experience safe for players as young as 10 years old.
"What type of bows do you use?"
We use Bear Archery Crusader bows which have a draw weight of 10-18 lbs. These bows are able to fire our arrows across the entire length of our 80 foot long arena but not at a speed which would be likely cause pain to our guests when they are hit. For kids' games we use Bear Archery First Shot bows.
"Can I use my own bow?"
No. In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all players only our own bows can be used in the arena.
"What type of arrows do you use?"
Our arrows have a large foam “marshmallow” looking foam pad on the end to protect everyone when they get hit.
"How are your masks cleaned?"
Our masks are sterilized with bacteria killing agent between each usage.