TIFTON — Caleb Dixon, proprietor of Sköll Axe Throwing, cut the ribbon upon joining the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Dixon demonstrated, then taught several ribbon-cutting attendees the basics of axe throwing.
Sköll Axe Throwing, which Dixon started after picking up axe throwing as a hobby last December, currently operates as a mobile business servicing several South Georgia counties, but plans are in the works for a permanent location.
“It started out as a hobby around Christmastime,” Dixon said. “I started looking around and started seeing axe-throwing venues becoming popular, especially up north and in Canada.”
His initial plans for a permanent venue called for a heavier financial lift than he, as a college student, could muster, so he and his dad collaborated and came up with a mobile design.
Dixon said the mobile unit ended up being better because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he said he is looking for locations in both Tifton and Valdosta.
Dixon said he has been booked for everything from birthday parties and church events to weddings and food truck gatherings.
“We follow all the safety regulations by the World Axe Throwing League,” he said. “They’re based out of Canada. They’re on ESPN. Axe throwing is really blowing up as a sport.”
He said participants must sign a waiver before throwing and that closed-toed shoes are a must. Children as young as 9 may participate with parental permission.
More information about Sköll Axe Throwing and booking may be found at https://www.skollaxe.com/contact