Indoor paintball arrives

Jennifer Michels
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Profits to support area for bikers, skateboarders

Amherst -

Cornerstone Extreme Sports has opened a paintball venue in Amherst at the Cornerstone Cultural Centre.

The Cornerstone Cultural Centre, formally known as St. Charles Elementary School, has converted the gymnasium into an indoor airsoft and paintball venue.
Cornerstone Extreme Sports in partnership with Jesse Extreme Paint (JXP) offers games to suit all groups of people.
"For anyone who wants to come in an play paintball," Tammara Ashe from Cornerstone Extreme Sports said.
JXP helped with the planning and training the volunteer staff to be referees for the game.
The indoor field is made up of inflatable obstacles called 'bunkers' that come in different shapes and sizes for people to use for cover.
People who are not playing or have been shot out of the game can watch people play from behind a netted spectator area.
A popular game in paintball would be capture the flag. Each team would have eight people trying to get the flag without being shot.
The paintballs used are filled with washable paint, but it still hurts when the paintballs hit.
"People layer up to take away some of the sting," Ashe said.
Cornerstone Extreme Sports offers rental packages with a paintball gun and a full paintball kit. Packages are set up for people looking for a private party, a birthday party, or just a group of people getting together. Some of the packages available for birthdays include a pizza.
Profits made from paintball will go towards Cornerstone Extreme Sports plans to set up an area for bikers and skateboarders at the Cornerstone Cultural Centre.
Cornerstone Extreme Sports is located at 26 Crescent Avenue in downtown Amherst.

Organizations: Cornerstone Extreme Sports, Cornerstone Cultural Centre, St. Charles Elementary School

Geographic location: Amherst, 26 Crescent Avenue

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