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Important Information

  • Urban Axes leagues are open to throwers 18+. Throwers 12+ may throw in a league if their parent/guardian is enrolled in the same league or in another league on the same league night. All guests 18+ must provide valid photo identification on entry.
  • All participants must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Our Cincinnati venue has a licensed Bar (Beer & Wine only) and is BYO Food
  • Standard Leagues run once a week for 8 weeks. $130 per person, paid at time of booking to reserve your spot.
  • As part of our membership in the International Axe Throwing Federation, all leagues are subject to an $8 Axescores fee.

Urban Axes Leagues are run on the values of InclusivityEqualityRespectDiversity and Fair Play. To read more about our League Values, please click here

League Bookings

Enroll in a League Now!

Season 5 of our 2023 leagues is kicking off soon! Our eight (8) week leagues will be running on Tuesday nights and Wednesday nights starting at 7pm, both with practice one hour before. Learn to throw and compete for a championship while becoming a part of our fantastic community of axe throwers!

There will be a Thanksgiving Break from Tuesday, Nov. 21st to Wednesday, Nov. 22nd.



Free League Open House

Before leagues start, we are hosting a free Open House events for anyone interested in joining a league! This is a great opportunity to give axe throwing a try, meet other future league members, and learn about the world of axe throwing!

Come for the axe throwing - stay for the community. Click here to view dates and times and register. Participation is limited to one hour on one of the dates and all participants must wear close toed shoes. 18+ or 12+ when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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.

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. League members have the opportunity to qualify for the International Axe Throwing Championship each year.

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

What else should I know

Urban Axes has IATF-compliant axes for sale as low as $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 meet IATF specifications.