Recreation-style axe throwing

Dustin Roskam is the owner of Peak Axe Throwing Inc. in downtown Revelstoke, B.C.

Dustin Roskam is the owner of Peak Axe Throwing Inc. in downtown Revelstoke, B.C. — Matthew Timmins photo

In February 2018, Dustin Roskam opened Peak Axe Throwing, an unusual indoor recreation option for Revelstoke. The basics are simple: at the far end of each lane there’s a red bullseye painted on an eight-inch-thick slab of tree trunk. At the near end, 3.6 metres (12 feet) from the target, there’s a hatchet weighing about 680 grams (24 ounces). After appropriate safety instructions and throw-training, you aim for the target and throw. To boost the energy, AC/DC may be playing Roskam’s favourite piece, Thunderstruck. “It’s really fun to come out with a group,” Roskam said. “More fun than you might expect.”

Recreational axe throwers enjoy getting together at Peak Axe Throwing Inc. in Revelstoke, B.C.

Recreational axe throwers enjoy getting together at Peak Axe Throwing Inc. in Revelstoke, B.C. — Photo courtesy Dustin Roskam

Marie Milner

Marie Milner is a writer and photographer for Kootenay Business magazine and several other publications. She appreciates the inspiration that she gets during her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration with you. View all of Marie Milner’s articles

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