PaintballParadise (indoor/outdoor) - CP.com outdoor park is closer to Winnipeg than the Paradise one in St.Laurent which has some amazing bush ball and currently has the best airball field setup in the province. The Wpg indoor location of Paradise is pretty good but playing on concrete and gravel isn't friendly on your threads. More expensive park to play at when compared to CP.com
Alter Ego-haven't seen their facilities other than a brand new airball field they built in the bush for a tournament last year hope to get out there more in 2003... The funny thing is the AE field is directly south of the CP.com field, unfortunately it takes a lot longer to get to.
Home team field bias aside CanadianPaintball.com is my favorite field to play at.
Not only do they offer the most competative pricing on rental rates but they have opened up the field to BYOP for the 2003 season. Their pricing for gear owners is pretty good as well. Website has all the information you need on pricing rates from small to large groups and their airball field is rentable for private bookings. Located right before Richer MB 30 minutes east of winnipeg on the Transcanada Hwy #1. Turn off is indicated by a canadian flag in the ditch as you drive east on the Highway. Paved all the way to the driveway the field is easy to get to and is visible from the Highway.
All the fields will be seperated by high netting as to avoid collateral hits from multiple games :) A roof to the staging area may be added in the 2003 season. Food/Drink is usally available for a low price. Good drainage during rainy months when many local areas are flooded it stays high and dry. Like all Manitoba fields bring sunscreen and insect repellant... lots of insect repellant.
BUSH FIELD - A lot of time was put into clearing their bush field last fall and it shows. Less stumps and underbrush to deal with on paths now and don't forget about the new forts that have been built.
INDUSTRIAL PARK - Standard mirror image speedball field with spools, barrels, pallets, and a big honking cauldren in the middle for the flag runners to get stuck behind :) The 2k2 MPO was played on this field. (groumed grass surface)
URBAN CHAOS - This field is the most popular amongst rec-ballers who seem to enjoy the mini buildings, derelect cars, tire and boiler bunkers. The center feature of the field are a few plywood buildings which bring in a real FIBUA feeling. Nothing like houseclearing to gain a strategic advantage. Recently, revamed for the 2003 season with new tire/car bunkers and a few more buildings. (groumed grass surface)
AIRBALL - Ultimate Air field with 19 bunkers. Tons of fun. Was used for the 2002 Rookie Tournament last fall and many practices. Mobile setup and available for private bookings off site. (groumed grass surface)
BIOHAZARD - Just built on April 19, 2003. Has a real area 51 feel to it with various sized plastic containers for an almost hyperball feel. The bunkers range from plastic barrels to 4'x4' plastic crates encaged in steel. (groumed grass surface)
CUBES - Just built on April 5, 2003. Think 16X4' cubes + an 8' tall rocket with 4' cube fins. Mobile bunkers for custom configuration ;) Just roll them around and make whatever you want!!! Very cool and was a blast to build. (groumed grass surface)
NOTE - The netting that is going up inbetween the biohazard and cubes fields will be removable and the fields are designed to be combined togeather to make one big 10 man field. The high features on each field compliment one another very well. (groumed grass surface)
Lots of fields = lots of fun. As previously stated this is the newest park in the region and it keeps getting better every year. I will post updates as new developments happen like the new netting that was just added in between most fields this past weekend (May 24/25 2k3)
Last edited on Monday, May 26th, 2003 at 10:24 pm PST