I'm from NY and I've been playing at Skirmish for as long as I've been playing paintball. So far they are hands-down my favorite field. Past that they have an excellent field in general.
Safety: No matter how many times you go, who your refs are, whether they know you or not the first rule you will ALWAYS hear and that will be strictly enforced is to "Keep your Goggles on!" It is enforced to the point where they will end games, maybe even end your day of play over it. (I know because I had one of my games ended after 2 minutes because of one kid).
Hours of Operation: Its open 365 days a year...what more can you ask for?
Refs: I have had pretty much the sames 4 or 5 refs everytime I've played but thats mainly because on a numebr of occassion we've requested them. But aside form that they enforced rules, encouraged play and were very helpful when it came to marker problems; for those using rentals. If you brought your own gun they would direct you to the techs on the premise.
Fields: Why I love this place! If you are a hardcore woodsballer then this is the place for you. If you are like me and you like the woods but prefer the structured fields then this place is STILL for you. Best part is the fields look the way they sound. The Castle looks like a castle and not a bunch of long boards nailed together in a big empty square. The Hood in the Wood looks like houses in the woods. The woods are serious wooded fields with heavy bush, streams, creeks, downed trees etc. And so on and so on...they put alot of effort into making enjoyable fields. And from wht I hear they have a new Urban Assault field thats supposed to make Tippmann Castle look tame. (But thats all it could squeeze outta the people at Skirmish to tell me)
Size: (Part 1 of why Skirmish doesn't get a perfect 10 rating). 700 acres...over 50 fields....over 65% of it I am yet to have ever seen. Its great that the place is soooo big but the place is just soooo big. And the fact that you have to walk from field to field makes it almost impossible to really get to experience all it has to offer. Happily most of the field I like are towards the front, but then again I haven't gotten to see the others to know any different.
Price: (Part 2 of the less then 10 rating) The price to play is not bad at all, especially if you have your own equipment. But the price of paint is astronomical. Almost $100 a case for the same exact paint you can by somewhere else for literally half the cost if not less. But then #1 paintball itself is an expensive sport. And #2 if part of this money will go towards them making newer and more innovative fields in the future then I'm willing to deal with it.
This isn't directed towards the reviewer, but a lot of people read these comments. If the paint prices bother you, go on half-price weekend and buy enough paint to last when you come back. Its $50 a case, which is reasonable. Also, there is always the option to buy the paint in bulk for the discount. Since everyone will probably be sharing a case, that cuts the cost in half, atleast. If people think mathematically about it, it isn't that expensive. Don't have a large group? Find another group and buy with them.
No offense taken. And actually the prices don't bother me at all. And if you notice is always tha larger field with the more elaborate and realistic looking structured fields that charge the higher prices for paint. To that I say that atleast some of my money is going towards making my paintball experiences better.