MILWAUKEE -- A new activity is coming to Milwaukee and involves throwing axes, but it's safer than it sounds.
The owners of Bounce Milwaukee, a family entertainment center in Bay View plan to add ax throwing lanes to their business, starting in the next several months. It will become the first ax throwing venue in Wisconsin.
Becky Cooper-Clancy, who owns the business with her husband Ryan says they are taking over the space next to their current location to add the new activity.
"It seems very primal and energetic but it's safe and it's great for everybody to do," said Cooper-Clancy.
The couple learned about ax throwing on a trip to Canada and decided to add it to their offerings.
The new ax throwing area will be closed off and structured like batting cages. Trained staff members will oversee the activity and offer coaching tips.
Bounce does service alcohol but Cooper-Clancy says they don't expect that to be an issue.
"We do have other attractions besides our awesome bar," she said. "We don't have trouble with that anyway. We don't over serve, we try to keep those things under control. We find that people are going to be doing the activity and then having a drink, they're not just sitting at the bar and getting drunk."