Lazer Ops brings fun to a new dimension
Cornwall has another arena – but it’s probably not the type of arena you’re imagining.
This one is surrounded in black lights and neon lazers, with a haze of fog and a steady pulse of music filling the air to create an out-of-this-world experience.
This is the home base of Lazer Ops, a laser tag centre and virtual reality arcade at 917 Second Street West.
The arena is the venue for laser tag, a popular pastime where participants use guns that fire infrared beams to strike targets on their opponents. It’s a painless activity that’s popular with people of all ages and it’s catching on in Cornwall with residents and visitors alike.
“We often get groups and hockey teams from out of town who stop in to try it out,” said Megan Livingston, Lazer Ops Manager. “We want it to be a fun place to check out for both residents and visitors to the city.”
The business recently celebrated its first anniversary, and Lazer Ops has already established a strong reputation as a fun and challenging place to do battle. Laser battle, that is.
“This is by far the best laser tag we have ever played!” wrote one reviewer on Facebook.
The arena can handle up to 20 players at once, and games are 15 minutes in duration. It’s open to players ages 6 and up the cost is $8.50 per game. On Fridays, players can play two games for $15 or three games for $20.
The laser tag games run on a drop-in basis, although the venue can be booked for groups and parties, with a second level party room available to keep the fun going once the games are over.
One of the most popular is the birthday party package, which is available for $17 per player (a minimum of eight required) and includes use of the party room for two hours along with two laser tag games and a gift certificate.
The fun doesn’t stop there, though. Lazer Ops also has five virtual reality (VR) stations where users put on a headset and enter a completely new dimension.
“You’re actually inside the game itself,” said Ms. Livingston.
The stations are open to players ages 10 and up and are available at a cost of $12 for a 30-minute session or $20 for a full hour, with seven different games to try out. On Friday, the price drops to $10 for a half hour and $15 for a full hour.
Lazer Ops is open Wednesday and Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm.
For additional information or to book a group visit, please call 613-935-6999.
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Article by Kevin Lajoie
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