The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
More than 5 years
June 1st, 2010
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
There are no other commercial paintball fields in the Timmins area (meaning run by a business with FULL INSURANCE and SAFETY COVERAGE).
There are other fields in the North
Sudbury - Dodge This Paintball : runs a tournament series which is nice, smaller speedball fields but has a couple more paintball fields, higher prices than Timmins
North Bay - Pyramid Paintball : about the same size speedball field however the ground is not as nice (bumpy not as smooth or rut free). But this is a new field and we wish Dustin lots of luck, he does have a fort for attack and defend games however.
Directions to the Field:
Turn at Timberland Ford to go by the river. Take the small 1 lane bridge across the river. Keep going till you see the larger lot, turn and go through the fence. You will drive by the driving range first. Then keep going and you will see the paintball fields, mini putts and go carts. Park and play!
First this is one of the best located fields in any city I have ever played in. First you are right in town, bus service practically to it. You also have Mini Putts (2), Go Carts, and a driving range at the same facility so families can definitely have fun regardless what they are looking for.
well run and established field. Owners have been involved in paintball for quite a while. No the pro-shop is small compared to big Toronto stores but they do carry a variety of items from lower end items and small tools/parts to higher end equipment, masks, tanks. Plus if they don't have it they can get you a price and order it in if you want.
Full insurance and safety coverage. Netting protecting the spectators and people not playing but watching. Easy to take pictures of games going on or just to watch. Picnic tables to stage off of and sit at. Full fill station for Co2 or HPA (High Pressure Air/Nitro) regardless what you need.
They have 3 fields and more being build (I believe there is a 4th field already done now). A large sized speedball field setup called X-Ball (because of the gigantic X in the middle). The local sponsored teams set it up and help change the layouts on it. plus a small speedball/sup/air field, also a village field. I believe they now have a bush field setup as well. So you definitely have some variety to play at. Plus they can play different game styles to help you enjoy your time there.
Staff is extremely friendly and helpful especially Vic and Paula, great people to deal with.
Pricing is actually cheap compared to fields in Toronto/Montreal/Ottawa area and if not cheaper than North Bay and Sudbury too. Rentals I believe are $25 and you can also get free balls if you have a big enough booking. Paintballs are $30 per bag of 500, so very cost effective. Plus you can buy memberships for people who own their own gear or just rent gear (various pricing). And that even helps you buy paintballs cheaper too.
Tournaments are held there as well for those who are interested in that. Many of the local players are very friendly and helpful. The more experienced ones even run practices and clinics to help players improve their skills and learn from the basics to more advanced techniques.
I definitely love this field and recommend it to anyone we know. I know already teams from Sudbury and North Bay who come to practice there.
Dispute: well I have gone out there past may 1st and well i did not see any 4th feild just the village speed ball with the x and the bush ball. secondly out of all the times i have been there i have seen a total of 3 people at the feild or any where on that premises that is wearing a blue shirt vic and paula for sure who I will admit are the best and one other guy cause your go cart mechanic does not count as one since he does not do any thing else. Also you said there was quite a bit of stock ok they have 2 differents styles of masks you can choose from but as far as gun wise ther is only one brand i have ever seen on the wall besides pauls ego that was on there at one point in time.
either way this is not a pissing match to paula and vic you are the best and to darren well you have to be ther emoe and put stickers onto items so they know what prices are and as far as ordering things its cheaper to go through the enternet and also you will get it in time since a lot of things that people oder are still not in yet