Introducing Axe Masters Texas • Grand Opening Celebration April 6
Apr 02, 2019 07:06PM
United States Marine Corp Veteran Robin Langseth’s ambitious, organized and competitive spirit combined with a love of family and fun inspired her to launch the Bay Area’s only climate-controlled Axe Throwing Arena.
The venue, which recently opened its doors in League City, allows families, couples and various groups to come together for axe-throwing competitions.
“Trained AXE-perts will personally teach you how to throw,” Langseth said.
Axe throwing is a unique way for families and groups to connect, and it is a sport that men and women can equally enjoy, she said.
“I don’t think we take enough time to play. This is something people can do and enjoy together. It’s an equal playing field,” she said.
Langseth and her husband Richard have a blended family of five children ages 13 to 26 years old. Finding something that all of them enjoy lead to the adoption of the Axe Masters. The family had scouted axe throwing locations in the Houston area, Tennessee and Florida before deciding to open their own Bay Area business.
“My youngest doesn’t like being outside and he’s not incredibly athletic. But, this is something out of the ordinary that we all like to do,” Langseth said. “I don’t like to sit still. There’s not a whole lot of entertainment options in the Bay Area outside of bars, bowling and golf.”
Christina Gray, a Friendswood resident and mother of two boys, 11 and 12, took her family to Axe Masters recently and was amazed by the service and the unique idea.
“The staff was so nice and patient and taught us all how to properly throw safely and properly. The boys had a great time. We will definitely go back,” she said.
Axe Masters will host a Grand Opening event on April 6 at 2 p.m. Booked parties will receive a 30 percent discount and walk-ins will receive a 20 percent discount. Snacks and door prizes will be given away each hour as well. Reservations of 10 or more can be made at [email protected] or groups under 10 can be made online at www.axemasterstx.com.
Axe Masters is a unique location for birthday parties, corporate events, bachelorette, bachelor, and divorce parties. Patrons may bring their own food and beverages. Beer and wine are permitted on the premises, but liquor is discouraged.
While axe throwing can be a fun activity, it can also be a great workout and stress-reliever, Langseth said.
“It can really help get anger and frustration out,” she said. “It’s in a controlled environment and we teach you how to throw properly. By the end, you are a bit worn out.”
The axes typically weigh between 1.5 to 2 pounds. The facility is ADA compliant and has targets that are wheelchair accessible.
“We have a family member in a wheelchair, and it’s important to us that those who are wheelchair bound are able to participate, too,” Langseth said.
In addition to the typical axe-throwing activities, Axe Masters has also joined the World Axe Throwing League and will allow local patrons to join in competitive tournaments.
Axe Masters is designed for those ages 11 years and older. They will offer various days of the month where teens and pre-teens can throw for free with their parents in the near future.
Axe Masters is located at 400 Hobbs Road, Suite 209 in League City. Hours are Thursday 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 2 p.m. to midnight and Monday through Wednesday is open for private parties by appointment only. Pricing, reservations and other information can be found on the web site at www.axemasterstx.com. Parties larger than 10 people are asked to send an email to [email protected] For more information on upcoming events, check out the Axe Masters Facebook page.
- Twila Lindblade