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Durham Leagues


  • 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.
  • Our Durham venue has a licensed Bar (Beer & Wine only) and is BYO Food
  • All participants must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Standard Leagues run once a week for 8 weeks. $140 per person, paid at time of booking to reserve your spot.
  • Big Axe League runs once a week for 5 weeks. $110 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

Enroll in A League Now!

Season 3 of our 2024 leagues is underway! Our eight (8) week leagues are closed for registration for this season, but you can still join our all-new five (5) week Thursday Ladyblades League! Throw with other Ladyblades in this women-only league. Ladyblades is an inclusive definition and we welcome cis/trans women, genderqueer women and non-binary individuals who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them.

Players will compete in 20 round robin matches over 4 weeks, followed by a Week 5 playoff for the top 16 throwers! We'll need a minimum of 12 throwers to run this league and the season begins on Thursday, June 20th at 7pm, with practice available at 6pm.

League Bookings



League registration is closed for our current Season 3 eight (8) week leagues, but our five (5) week Thursday Ladyblades League begins June 20th and is available for registration above.

League Season 4 begins the week of July 28th! Sign up below to be one of the first to be notified when next season's leagues go on sale to the public!

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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 Interational 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.