A trip to the paintball field is the only way to treat an itchy trigger finger, outside of expensive rash creams or firing a water gun carved from a cactus. Scratch the itch for vengeance with this Groupon: for $20, you get a four-hour weekend paintball outing for two people at Paintball Nation (up to a $97.50 total value). The outing includes the following:
- Four-hour weekend admission for two people (a $40 value)
- Four-hour equipment rental for two people (a $40 value):
- Paintball guns
- Air tanks
- Unlimited air fills
- 50 paintballs per person (up to a $17.50 value)
Guests enter one of Paintball Nation's two locations to playfully trade shots across outdoor battlefields or among towering indoor obstacles. Paint-slinging duos step into Mississauga's urban scenario field to dye the garments of opposing players from atop sniper towers or to lob balled-up peace treaties from behind building walls. Colourful ammo flies overhead as duellers duck behind trucks, tires, and wooden boxes. Sharpshooters can hold off until May to fire technicolor salvos amid the fresh air and sunlight of Brampton's outdoor facility. Experienced paintball pros go over all safety rules prior to games and help to maintain good vibes. Players who churn through their allotted rounds can purchase additional paintballs ($8.75 for 50, $13 for 100, $60 for 500, or $189 for 2,000) to continue games and complete quick-draw self-portraits.
Every year since its founding in 2006, more than 20,000 players arrive at Paintball Nation's three locations to playfully trade paint across outdoor battlefields or among towering indoor obstacles. Sniper towers overlook Mississauga's urban scenario field, where misfired paintballs splatter against trucks, tires, and wooden boxes. At Burlington, players hide behind plastic barrel towers as they compete in three zones encompassing a total of 20,000 square feet. During summer months, Brampton's outdoor facility hosts paintball squadrons as they launch technicolor salvos amid fresh air and sunlight.
Whether games take place indoors or out, Paintball Nation's referees make sure simulated battles remain safe and good-natured. To that end, they brief every visitor on field rules and etiquette, such as never using nonfield paint or unlicensed Blackhawk helicopters.