Slop-ball (overpriced, but improving their business. Good fields)
Thunder ridge (closed down, someone else might redo it)
The field is not really a good speedball field, it is more woodsball with some bunkers, but it is alright for doing drills on. However, the busines, Pure Paintaball, is a really good business. This town has no pro shops, or knowledgable companies around, unless you want to buy from Wal-Mart a Marauder or something. Albert, the owner, is very nice, and is willing to get you the best deals on anything you want. If you have something that has broke down or anything, he has tech-guys there to fix it up and get it working fine again (like my gun). If you are looking for a knowledgable, trustworthy person to buy your equipment from in Fort Mac, go to Pure Paintball. They are also promoting teams to be made in the area, I hear they are trying to get tournaments on the go. So make teams, and visit Albert. In this town, Paintball is a very good sport to get into. You can go to PP's field and play and practice for free too! its great. But going to tournament series, the field is not that great for speedball practice. I give it a 10 for Pure Paintball.
Last edited on Monday, March 22nd, 2004 at 3:31 pm PST
First of all, the guy before me has no clue (no offense). Pure paintball is not a field. It is just a store a guy runs out of his basement because before him there was nowhere to get quality or brand name gear in the city. It was mainly opened up for the use of our team (explicit) but has rapidly moved through the city through word of mouth and the owner, albert, does tons of business and is always willing to lend a helping hand when trying to decide what to buy. He has fair prices, (cheapest CO2 and now HPA fills in town) and good paint for way cheaper than the horrible stuff sold at the chain stores or at slopball. As for the field on the hill, our field was built by us and everyone is welcome to play on it for free, with or without us. It is the closest we could come to an actual speedball field without paying for flat land.
Slopball is in no way connected, affiliated, or associated with Pure Paintball. Slopball is simply a poorly run field with bad management, high prices, terrible service, and unknowledgable staff.
If are in Fort McMurray and you want to buy some good gear at decent prices (of course you'll be able to get it cheaper on the internet, but if you buy from albert he will be more than happy to help you with any problems you have with your stuff, for example if you bought it from him and it breaks, he will fix it) then go to Pure Paintball. Albert, Alex, Brent, or myself Shaun will be more than happy to help you out with more information about just about any marker or accessory you could ever want. If you want some good playing tips or want to practice with some people with real tournament experience (9th place Canadian National Speedball Championships Rookie Div) we are always available to play. Just call albert at 791-5101.
Since this review is for Pure Paintball, that is what my score is based on.