So, This is Your First Time Playing Paintball…

Are you a little nervous about trying paintball? We have pulled together some facts and information that should help put your mind at ease and allow you to enjoy your day at Marked Paintball!

First, to put your mind at ease, here are some statistics on paintball…

You have less of a chance of being injured playing paintball than you do golfing, boating, and even bowling! Statistic is based on all injuries requiring medical attention or causing the participant to lose at least 1 day of work. (Source: SGMA International)

In 2003, 9.8 million people played paintball and paintball has consistently been ranked among the top 5 extreme sports since 1996. (Source: American Sports Data)

OK, now you know the stats, but what is paintball? Paintball is more closely related to tag and dodge ball than to any other sport or activity. Paintball games last 10-20 minutes and have set objectives ranging from capture the flag to elimination of the other team (like in dodge ball). In all paintball games, a player is eliminated when they are “marked” by a paintball. Here are some common questions people have about the sport of paintball.

What is a paintball?

A paintball is a round, thin-skinned gelatine capsule with coloured liquid inside it. Paintballs are similar to large round vitamin capsules or bath oil beads. The fill inside paintballs is non-toxic, non-caustic, water-soluble and biodegradable. It rinses out of clothing and off skin with mild soap and water and they are even edible, although we don’t recommend it!

What should I wear?

We suggest you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing that cover as much exposed skin as possible. Hooded sweatshirt, sweat pants, and good running shoes with ankle support are suggested, no open toe shoes or sandals are premitted.

What extra things should I bring?

During the summer months always carry bug spray and sunscreen. Application of bug spray should be done before you play and will keep the pests off you while on our many courses. Avoid using bug spray near your goggles. It will damage goggle lenses and other plastic equipment. In the winter lip-balm and good warm gloves are a must. Remember, we are outdoors so dress for it.

Does getting shot with a paintball hurt?

Getting “marked” by a paintball might sting a little, the sensation is similar to getting snapped by a rubber band about 1 inch away from your skin and will usually go away in a couple seconds.

What kind of safety precautions do you take?

Every time you visit our park, you will get a full safety briefing to ensure you are aware of all rules and regulations at MARKED. The most important safety precaution in the sport of paintball is the full face goggles. We require all participants to wear full-face mask system with ear protection. All visitors to Marked Paintball are also given a safety briefing every time they visit park. This briefing explains the important safety rules at the park, along with how to properly use the equipment and play the game. We also require guests to chronograph their markers before each game. This allows us to make sure no guests are exceeding the maximum velocity of 280 fps (feet per second) or are in full auto or burst mode.

What kind of games will I play while I’m there?

There are too many to count literally two dozen or more types of games with different objectives that we organize. From games to attack and defend, to capture the flag, to VIP, etc. We have a very wide variety of scenarios & Fields to choose from. We can even organize special games for people celebrating their birthday or playing paintball as part of their stag. All you have to do is ask, and one of our experienced refs will be more than happy to organize something special for you.

How much does it cost to play with my own equipment?

See our rates page for details on cost and breakdown. If you plan on coming at least once a month it would be wise to look into our membership. A membership costs two hundred dollars a year and gets you free entrance every time you come and play as well as a discounted rate on paintballs.

What gear do you provide?

With the rental package all necessary equipment is provided. This includes a Marker, a Mask, a Tank, a Hopper and pod packs. Any other equipment is completely optional. Things such as gloves, neck protectors and chest protectors can be provided. But feel free to bring any of this, check our Pricing Section for details. We recommend you wear loose pants and a hoodie, the more layers you have on the more padded you become.

Can I bring my own equipment?

YES, Marked Paintball allows you to use off-site equipment as long as it passes the safety standards and the FPS on the marker is kept to 280FPS.

Can I bring my own paintballs?

NO. For your safety we can not allow “off site paint” at our location. This includes paintballs that were purchased at our facility, taken home then brought back. We store our paint in a climate controlled storage room to ensure that paintballs are kept between 18-22 degrees Celsius. Paintballs that are stored improperly can harden, and do more damage than intended

Do you fill HPA?

YES, Marked Paintball has its own Bauer Compressor on Site and we do 3000PSI & 4500PSI fills with four separate fill stations.

Do you guys do parties or corporate functions?

We can accommodate all sizes and types of parties as well as provide options for lunches or BBQ’s, please make sure you discuss your request with us ahead of time.

What is required to rent equipment at Marked Paintball?

A valid photo ID is required for all equipment rentals. You will have to give your ID card to the equipment room staff when you pick up your rental equipment. Your ID card will be returned to you when the equipment is returned in good condition. You will be charged for lost or damaged equipment at the rates posted.

But what if I don’t have an ID Card?

A parent or guardian or another individual must be willing to assume responsibility for your equipment’s return and condition. Individuals with a valid ID card can have more than one set of equipment secured in their name.

Does the park close for inclement weather?

No, the only time we stop play is if there are lightning strikes on or near the park grounds. We will resume play as soon as the storm passes. Please be sure to check the website for current park hours.

Do you have any indoor fields?

…We cant tell you, its a secret.

Can I bring my own food and/or beverage?

Yes. Marked Paintball does allow outside food or beverages anywhere on the property, there is absolutely NO Alcohol or Drugs permitted!

How much paint will I use?

The average player goes through 750 paintballs in 4 hours of paintball play.

Can I get my tank filled there?

We provide Air fills/HPA for players, we do not fill CO2.

Does your website include HST?

No, HST is extra

How much does paintball cost for a Day?

An average day of paintball, which will include the following:

  • Admission
  • All Day Air Fills
  • Full rental equipment
  • Lunch

This will usually run between $50-$80, depending on how much paint you shoot, taking into account that this can last you a full 8-10 Hour day (avg $8/hr for entertainment value). We do offer memberships that will save you money if you visit the park more than 2 times a year.