Welcome back SPARK!

Welcome back SPARK!

Archers Arena will be once again hosting a component for Spark Show Production′s Little Prince and Princess 2017 pageant.

On Sunday November 19th, 20 kids with their folks will be coming to Archers Arena to show case their skills. With the support from their parents and Archers Arena Coaches, these lil prince and princesses must make a short video demonstrating their leadership and teamwork. This video will be used as a part of their judged components. So it totally makes sense that they demonstrate those skills by playing both combat archery AND Nerf wars at Archers Arena!

There are so many benefits the contestants and their parents will get to experience by participating in playing some combat archery tag and Nerf wars.

Great exercise! - Sprinting, ducking, reaching, bending and lunges always makes for a great workout.

Developmental growth – Hand eye coordination level 100 after a solid combat archery match or strategic Nerf war game. Same with focus, serious XP gain after concentrating on your target while maintaining awareness of your surroundings.

Communication – Strategizing with your team mates encourages you to be clear and concise in how to develop the perfect plan to defeat opponents.

Under Pressure – Believe it or not there are good kinds of stress. Indulge me a moment. You’re playing combat archery and the game mode is elimination. You see your team dwindling and the other team is growing and the next thing you know it dawns on you, you’re the last one standing (Archers Arena community..you know what I’m talking about). Coping with stress in small amounts in a gaming environment helps when dealing with stress at higher levels.

Getting in tune – Combat archery is best played with patience and a clear mind to allow instinctiveness and the awesome to flow. Confidence helps set a clear and determined mind!

Comradery – Combat archery and Nerf wars is a great opportunity to learn to maintain friendship, respect and loyalty! Even though the contestants are competing against each other, they must find ways to work together as a team and establish those loyalties.

The princes and princesses will have so many opportunities to showcase their individual skill sets as Combat Archery and Nerf wars showcase focus, dexterity, strategy and fair competitiveness. Not only do they get the chance to shine, they’ll have a great time meeting new people, making new friends and creating so many wonderful memories with their parents. Good luck to all of the princes and princesses! We hope you have an amazing time!

The Backyard Games Have Changed

The Backyard Games Have Changed

If you were a lucky kid, you and your buddies would get your hands on your tried and true Nerf gun. You knew you were gunna shoot every darn dart you could find (or is it just me that I lost Nerf gun darts all the time?). So with pockets stuffed with darts, you and your crew march to the backyard. Teams made and divided to opposite side of the yard…..three! two! one! Screaming and running towards each other, the sounds of Nerf guns popping exploded for about 3 minutes till everyone depleted their pockets. And then that was it. We’d walk around and pick up the Nerf gun darts we could find and have a moment of silence for the darts missing in action.

Nearly 20 years later, here I stand in Archers Arena hearing the very same countdown and pops of the Nerf guns unleashing relentlessly. But there’s a twist, the games have strategy! Its not just about blasting at your opponent with the coolest Nerf gun you’ve got. Here are some of the game modes that are available at Archers Arena:

Team Deathmatch

Goal: Destroy the enemy team by any means necessary.

Strategy: Each team has a 20 lives. When a team member is hit, they must go to the respawn area where they reload their nerf gun and get back into the game.

King of the Hill

Goal: Capture and hold the central hill for five minutes (doesn’t sound like a long time but it is!).

Strategy: Both teams will have a timer and the first to zero wins. Infinite re-spawning allowed.

Arena Brawl

Goal: Be the last one standing.

Strategy: Start with nothing and run to the centre to grab your nerf gun. Start shooting when the signal sounds and have at it.

Rebel Scum

Goal: Identify the traitor!

Strategy: Someone is a traitor to the nerf wars empire and no one can leave till the traitor is found. A sith inquisitor will join the teams and will retrieve information from the minds of dead suspects for clues on who the traitor is.

Capture the Flag

Goal: Reunite the flags

Strategy: Both teams each have their own flag and must protect it from the oncoming enemy while also attempting to steal the other teams flag. The team who reunites both flags on their team base gets a point. Best of 5 solidifies a well deserved victory.

These just a handful of the different modes Archers Arena hosts. We don’t wanna spoil all of our fun secrets! That’s for another day…another blog so stay tuned for more! In the meantime , now that winter is really banging at our doors, its time to move the Nerf war from the backyard to the Archers Arena. We’ve got the cool guns and protective gear too so you don’t have to worry about losing those precious Nerf gun darts…we got you covered! Check out this video for a hint what to expect.

Artillery Lane ----> This Way

Artillery Lane ----> This Way

Let's take a walk down Artillery Lane, shall we?

Clearly, Archers Arena isn’t messing around when it comes to Nerf Guns. Our goal: making sure you have a great time. How do we make that happen? Making sure you are equipped with the best Nerf Guns possible for your Nerf War. Our criteria? Nerf guns must be accurate, have power, be reliable and have streamlined reloading. Why? When your immersed in a competitive Nerf War, the last thing you wanna worry about a timely reload when your team is on the edge of GLORY.

Like any great warrior, one must know their weaponry…and well.

Primary Line: Rival

Archers Arena is equipped with two lines of Nerf War weapons. First line (and most bad-ass) of weapons is the Rival line. Solid accuracy and power!

ARTEMIS - PRIMARY WEAPON

The high-capacity ARTEMIS XVII-3000 blaster holds 30 high-impact rounds and fires them at a velocity of 100F/S (30M/S). Get ready for battle quickly with the easy-load, integrated magazine. Launch each round individually for calculated targeting, or inundate your opponents by unleashing all 30 rounds rapidly with slam-fire action. The ARTEMIS XVII-3000 blaster has a rotating barrel, trigger lock, and tactical rail. Experience the intensity of the Nerf Rival ARTEMIS XVII-3000 blaster!

Khaos- PRIMARY WEAPON

Automatic Heaven The KHAOS MXVI-4000  blaster holds 40 high-impact rounds and fires them at a velocity of 100F/S (30M/S) at full automatic, with quick ammo magazines you can lay suppressive fire as your allies move up and flank your enemy.

NEMESIS - PRIMARY WEAPON

In our sniper towers, you get outfitted with the NEMESIS MXVII-10K. The weapon is named after Nemesis, a goddess is Greek mythology who exacts vengeance upon those who succumb to hubris. That vengeful power now rests between your hands, to annihilate the hordes of enemies with its 100 high-impact rounds hopper. Additionally, the NEMESIS MXVII-10K has the higher ammo capacity of any Nerf blaster in history.

Secondary Line: N-Strike

Not to be outdone by the Rival line, N-Strike is ready for a quick draw.

STRONG ARM - Rapid Fire Pistol

Speed and mobility are yours with the quick-draw and rapid fire of the STRONG ARM blaster! With the same long-range accuracy and power as other N-Strike Elite blasters, it rapid fires 6 darts when you pump the slam-fire repeatedly while holding the trigger. Loading is fun and speedy with the flip open rotating barrel.

TRIAD - Duel hand Pistols

Put some serious blasting power in your pocket with the TRIAD EX-3 BLASTER! Don't let this 3-dart blaster's micro size fool you - it's small, but mighty, possessing the same long-range power as other N-Strike Elite blasters. Quick to reload so you can get back in the game just as quick.

Well that concludes our stroll for now. In the meantime, Archers Arena is fully stocked and loaded with the best Nerf has to offer to make sure either your family outing, get together with friends or team building with colleagues adventure is 100% awesome.

Nerf Guns + Inner Child = 90's Kids Dreams Still Alive

Nerf Guns + Inner Child = 90's Kids Dreams Still Alive

Nerf wars trending with kids and the kid at heart!

Nerf wars in Toronto has kaboomed in popularity and Archers Arena is well equipped, heavily loaded and ready to host your Nerf Wars session. Let’s be honest here folks…it’s not just for the kids. Nerf Wars channels into your inner 7 year old because you can’t deny the thrill of shooting at each other with nerf guns and have a minimal damage outcome.  How therapeutic and appealing to all ages!

I know, I know…family schedules are always super busy and it’s hard to coordinate sometimes. Let us help you get your family and friends the best Nerf Wars experience! By booking your Nerf Wars session, you are guaranteeing solid family time, exercise and fun memories.

Why Nerf Wars?

More like why not?!  Anyways, paintball is crazy messy (and painful!), bowling and laser tag…meh, it’s alright….I guess. *shrug* But you gotta know though, that Nerf Wars is a great way to try something new in a safe friendly environment and is easy on the budget. Here are a couple of opportunities to book your Nerf Wars session:

Birthday Parties

Party! Yas! When you book a Nerf Wars birthday party, Archers Arena is 100% prepared to assist you in hosting a private birthday party. Nerf Wars birthday party packages are comprehensive to help you cover all the basis.   Party Room? Got it. Equipment? 100% Pizza and drinks? Covered! Free go pro rental? Of course! We want you to capture your Nerf Wars adventure to take home. Check out the various packages and more details on Nerf Wars birthday party packages.

PA Days

Doesn’t it seem like PA Days just suddenly sneak up on you? No worries, Archers Arena runs days camps on PA Days. If the whole family is able to come in, awesome! If not, giving your kids the opportunity to spend their day at Archers Arena learning new skills, meeting new people, making new friends and burning off crazy energy is comforting to parents. Kids get to learn teamwork and strategies in a safe and friendly environment with support from our coaches.

No matter what the occasion, birthday party, PA Day or just because it’s too awesome to not try, Nerf Wars is so much fun for all ages. Whether you wanna plan something just for the kids, family or invite other families to  gear up with Nerf Guns, Archers Arena is ready to help you plan your Nerf Wars adventure! Call Archers Arena at (647) 992-7362 or email info@archersarena.com to see what all the boom is about for Nerf Wars in Toronto.

Christmas Party? Say no more, we've got you covered!

Christmas Party? Say no more, we've got you covered!

It's time to start planning your Christmas party, and we're here to help!

Alright, at the risk of being that annoying store that already has Christmas decorations out, we need to start talking about Christmas parties. C'mon we all know that the responsible thing to do is to book your Christmas party...and soon before it's too late!

Why not bring your colleagues to Archers Arena and partake in some Nerf Wars instead of hosting another Myers Briggs session? Or sure, you could take your teams out for supper but that's kinda boring, right?

Why have your Christmas party at Archers Arena?

- Archers Arena is the #1 rated archery tag facility in Toronto that has the space and amenities to host your Christmas party. Archers Arena is fully equipped with the latest, greatest and safest equipment to get your team game ready with the assistance from our supportive staff.

- Nerf Wars is an activity everyone at the water cooler can enjoy. No experience is necessary to participate as our dynamic Archers Arena coaches will guide your team through a comprehensive orientation prior to game play.

- Witness your colleagues turn into teams as they participate in the different game modes that encourages strategy and communication with each other. Nerf Wars is a great way to build leadership and strengthen comradery!

- Choosing Archers Arena and Nerf Wars as your Christmas party is pretty ideal to instill and promote exercise, moral and a positive corporate culture.

- At our facility, we have 2 full competition courts where we can have 10 vs 10 matches on both sides. The 2 courts can then be combined to accommodate larger groups of up to 80 people. Come experience our unique game modes, take down enemies from the sniper tower and chill out in our lounge. Our lounge alone is awesome with foos ball, pool table and throne of arrows (guaranteed to prompt some fun selfies).

- Your Nerf Wars Christmas party can be tailored to fit your company's needs and budget. Our Archers Arena team is ready to help plan your corporate event and ensure that a great time is had by all. We can customize session length and accommodate up to 80 people at once. Check out the reviews of Archers Arena or watch to see for yourself the positive outcome your team will have at the end of your nerf wars experience!

How to book your Nerf Wars Christmas party

Archers Arena can be reached at (647)-992-7362or nerfwars@ArchersArena.com where we can start to plan your Christmas party! Don't be that boss, start planning a Christmas Party nobody will forget. In fact, we are certain that it will be the #1 topic at the water cooler for the next 7 -10 business days, 100%.

From your fellow archer,

Erin S.

Summer Camp at Archers Arena!

Summer Camp at Archers Arena!

School’s out, kids are back in their homes with nothing to do, and parents are getting headaches trying to figure out what to do with them, as they still have to go to work. One of the most obvious things to do, other than employing a sitter, would be to send them to camp! Then comes the harder question of “Which camp should I send my kid to”? That answer should be obvious as well: Archers Arena!

What makes Archers Arena the optimal camp choice to send your child to? For starters, we’ve already held a camp during March break. It was such a success that we had to add an extra day to the schedule since kids loved it so much they kept coming back for more! Not only is our facility kid friendly, but we also have staff that know how to handle large groups of kids safely and effectively. That being said, not only is our staff top-notch, our equipment also raises the bar quality-wise. Equipment, you ask? What for? Allow me to explain.

Archers Arena is already recognized for its combat archery tag, or archery dodgeball, therefore of course we are going to get your child acquainted with proper use of bow and arrows, as well as shooting targets before playing. Combat archery tag, for the unfamiliar parent, is a mix of dodgeball, archery, and paintball tactics. Since it’s always safety first with us, we give a full archery lesson (30 mins) before we let the kids play archery dodgeball.

We have also recently started up Nerf Wars at the Arena, which is also a feature we offer in the camps. With the best equipment available on the market, we ensure safe and effective game play, fun for all ages. Nerfing isn’t a new concept, there are plenty of different games modes and equipment, and nerf wars can be conducted in multiple different environments. After some research we believe to have combined the best of Nerf products, which you can view in this article.

In addition to our two main attractions, we also slip in some time to play bubble soccer with our huge inflatable balls, as well as some larping in the form of Champions Arena. The later allows kids to run around with different weapon types in different classes which have different perks, reminiscent of video games to get their imagination running and make them feel like heroes. Our facility also offers a 20 people cinema room for movie time, along with board games, foosball, pool, and ping pong tables for down-time.

At 75$ per child, camp is offered from July 3rd to July 28th, with the option of signing up for one week at a time for the full month. Drop off earliest at 9am, pick up at 5pm, allowing for a worry free day, knowing your child is in good hands. Any additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 647-99ARENA (27362).

*Kids aged 8-14 only.

Mobile Archery, Nerf, and Bubble Soccer!

Mobile Archery, Nerf, and Bubble Soccer!

Having a big corporate outing and you would rather host it than moving everyone around in an attempt to keep things simple and organized? Archers Arena has the answer for you. Archers Arena has special packages prepared specifically for those who have the space and the will to receive our battle archery and/or nerf mobile kits. Our website offers additional information on all possible packages and deals, but here is exactly why you should entrust your event to us:

WE ARE EXPERIENCED AND HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL EVERYWHERE WE WENT.

When it comes to combat archery tag, we have held numerous stations outside for all sorts of different events. We have ranged from being a top attraction at the TNT Night Market to being a fan favourite at multiple Frosh Weeks for Universities and Colleges, so you can imagine the scale at which we can function. Therefore, it becomes safe to say that Toronto already knows us as the specialists we are when it comes to battle archery, otherwise referred to as archery dodgeball. We bring along all the protection and equipment needed, as well as bunkers and huge inflatable walls to delimit the perimeter. Our games are tried and true, and our coaches know exactly how to handle all sorts of different groups.

As for Nerf, although it is our newest attraction here at Archers Arena, it is already becoming a major success. Our choice of weaponry along with the very low amount of jams and hiccups we have experienced is a direct result of learning from all the mistakes other branches of nerfing have had at different facilities. We’ve done our homework in order to bring the best out of Nerf at Archers Arena. We are ready to bring you nerfing in our own special way, with high quality weapons such as Rival and N-Strike, for ammo capacity, reload speed, low to no jamming systems, and overall precision. As for game modes? They mostly follow the general Nerf Wars guidelines, but we do add some combat archery tag game modes or twists, simply to make the games that much more interesting. An exciting twist on an already great system.

Lastly, we do offer to bring along our inflatable bubble soccer kit. We let you play with the huge bubbles as you want, or we can set up different games with them; whichever suits your needs best. Bubble soccer is an instant favorite as both a daily activity or something to do during a break from the main events: battle archery or nerf. The option is there for your consideration.

Summer is right around the corner, and everyone is starting to feel the urge to go outside and soak up the sun. Evidently, this will be done when the weather allows for it, just as combat archery tag and Nerf Wars played outside will both become viable options. Mobile archery and Nerf are both becoming very popular, so make sure to book online in advance to guarantee our services, or give us a call at 647-992-7362.

Nerf Wars!

Nerf Wars!

First off, what exactly is a Nerf War? Well, we are talking about a gathering of people that all want to shoot at each other while being able to walk away unscathed by the experience; through Nerfing. Nerf guns are granted to all players, teams are assigned, and then off to war they go; various game modes bring out different strategies and tactics to gain the upper hand. We at Archers Arena are going to use Rival series guns, such as the Artemis and the Nemesis (when it comes out in North America), and will also include in certain game modes the Triad Ex-3 Elite. Last but not least, we also offer the N-Strike Strongarm as an alternative.

As stated in our previous article, Archers Arena is going to introduce Nerf Wars in our facility. The following combines clarification on what exactly Nerf warfare entails, as well as multiple game modes which will be taking place at the Arena.

Rules are relatively simple: don’t cheat, don’t be “that guy (or gal)”, and respect other players as well as the equipment. In our aforementioned article are some of the game modes we are already planning on using once we officially start off our Nerf War enterprise. The games we are going to play will mostly follow along the three main categories: Elimination, Attack & Defend, and Objective Rounds.

When we talk about Elimination type games, the objective is rather simple, either be the last man or the last team standing. A commonly used game in this category is referred to as 3-15. There are obviously numerous variations of this game used throughout the world, but they generally base themselves on the principle that you get 3 lives, with 15 seconds before you can respawn, hence 3-15. When you are shot 3 times, you are out of either the game or the round, as it is set up by the host. When you are shot but still have lives left, you must kneel, aim at the sky and slowly count down 15 seconds before shouting “clear” and resuming play.

Next up, Attack & Defend is also quite straight-forward in its name as to its purpose. There is an obvious split between attackers and defenders, although there might be more than one attack team depending on the specific objective of the game and the number of people playing. Generally, groups are split in thirds, with 1/3 defending and 2/3 attacking. There is a goal to be achieved for the attackers within a set time limit, and defenders must “hold down the fort” so to speak, regardless of what the “fort” may be.

Last but not least, Objective Rounds imply that a round will have a specific objective in mind for all teams to accomplish, other than simply eliminating one another. Players typically have unlimited respawn by either counting themselves in or returning to a set spawn point every time. The game ends when a set number of points is hit or all objectives are accomplished.

All in all, Nerf War is going to be a great cardio addition to our health inclined establishment! Wither you come in with the intention to shoot people with bullets or arrows, we will soon be equipped to oblige both. Make sure to look for our announcements not the miss our grand opening of Nerf Wars at Archers Arena!

YOUR BREAK FROM YOUR KID'S MARCH BREAK!

YOUR BREAK FROM YOUR KID'S MARCH BREAK!

March break is coming up, and you don’t know what to do with your kids? Want to able to go to work worry free, knowing that they will be taken care of properly? Archers Arena has the perfect solution for you! We are going to hold a day camp filled with great activities to keep your kids busy all day, while spending all of their energy keeping healthy, active, and fit.

From the 13th to the 17th, for only 40$/day or 160$/week, the camp is open to kids aged from 8 to 13 years, with the possibility of signing up for one day, or to come in for the full week; hours going from 10am to 5pm. At this point, you may be wondering what exactly IS your child going to be doing throughout the day? Let’s have a quick look at what our daily schedule entails:

 

10am-12pm: Combat Archery Tag

12pm-1pm: Lunch and Board/Card Games

1pm-2pm: Supervised Nerf Wars

2pm-3:45pm: Movie Screening

3:45pm-5pm: Ninja Academy (Training/Fitness)

 

Because we always put safety first, Archers Arena guarantees that every activity will be completely safe and secure, not only with all the equipment we provide, but also with the excellent staff and coaches we employ.

Everybody knows that kids have excess energy, and we’re very well suited to handle and guide how to use said energy. We are fitness enthusiasts who know that being active is part of a healthy lifestyle, and who also know that the best way to grow healthy is to start young to build and develop the habit. Archery is also a very disciplined and calm art, and we hope to instill in them some of that quietude.

Getting your kid into this camp is a great way to insure yourself peace of mind at work as well as some quiet time when you come home, knowing your child will be spent energy-wise while being taken care of properly. It also becomes a place where they can learn and try new things, in a positive environment. You can rest assured that your child will be having so much fun they won’t want to leave

Play Nerf Wars at Archers Arena!

Play Nerf Wars at Archers Arena!

  Since we have perfected the art of combat archery tag, we at Archers Arena have decided to take on a new challenge. Nerf Wars. You heard us right. Sometime in the near future, you will be able to use our facilities to come play games with Nerf guns!

            Since we like to guarantee high quality experiences, we have obtained some of the best equipment on the market. We want to insure that the guns won’t jam because of faulty ammunition, while also leveling the playing field so players aren’t at a disadvantage because of the weapon they choose. All of our main guns are going to be Rival series, such as the Artemis for close quarters, and eventually the Nemesis for sniping up in our towers (when it comes out in Canada). In certain game modes, we might either include a Triad EX-3 Elite as a sidearm, or maybe have you play with it as a “Golden Gun” type of weapon. Last but not least, our Strongarm is a mix of both worlds; small, yet packs a punch and has more ammunition than the Elite.

            We are coming up with a ton of different and innovative game modes we cannot wait to test out. As mentioned previously, our “Golden Gun” beta involves our little pistol. Every player starts with one bullet, the idea being one shot, one kill, and last man standing wins, in a Golden Eye Nintendo 64 themed game style. With our bigger guns, we are obviously planning some team matches, such as “Medicine Ball”, where there is a healing ball passed around that can be used to heal your teammates, where the goal is to capture the enemy’s ball before they get yours, or even “Team Deathmatch” where you group up into teams of 2-3 people and form temporary alliances with other groups until there’s only one team left standing.

We want to have a balanced session focused on game-play, and create the premium Nerf experience. We went out to other facilities to try it out, and gather the best feedback, with the purpose of combining them into one epic session containing none of the downsides we experienced in our outings. Our dedication to customer satisfaction is just that high. With a group of trigger-friendly enthusiasts like us, it’s bound to be a one of a kind experience filled with different kinds of challenges and fun times. Look for Nerf Wars at Archers Arena soon for a new thrill-inducing experience!