Ozone Entertainment is oh so fun

Ozone Entertainment is oh so fun

OROVILLE — I was so happy to see that Oroville has a new entertainment center perfect for kids and their parents, or for couples on a date night or a group of friends.

Two couples own the center, called Ozone Entertainment, so it is definitely a family affair. Sylvia Swett, Kaitlin Medeiros, Kevin Medeiros and Raymond Swett are the owners and have been friends for a long time. They both have kids who of course love to come to Ozone Entertainment. They opened the center six months ago.

I love the way it’s decorated. There’s lots of fluorescent colors, planets and drawings of aliens. Sylvia Swett and Kaitlin Medeiros love aliens. When I walked in I felt the fun vibe.

Kids or adults can play giant connect four, air hockey, pool and Jenga games. They also have a sensory room for people who have autism or other conditions, but anyone can enjoy the room. They have seven cosmic virtual reality escape rooms for two to six players. The escape rooms last from 35-45 minutes with a 10 minute introduction. The minimum age to participate in the escape rooms is 13. Children younger then 13 can participate with an adult. The rooms can be played in English or Spanish. Children aged 5 and older can play the virtual reality laser bots game with other small children.

The best part, for me, was the axe throwing room with eight lanes. The Medeiros own a wood mill, so the targets are made from local burnt timber from their mill. I actually got to throw an axe and I made it onto the target! It was my first time throwing an axe. So fun. I definitely want to go back with my husband or with friends.

The main room has a selfie station where you can take selfies in front of a giant fluorescent mural. Children who are visiting Ozone must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone throwing an axe has to sign a safety waiver. There are axe throwing tournaments on Thursdays. Visitors can throw axes for an hour, or pay for an additional hour. There are technological delights on the targets like a projected candy crush game or tic tac toe games. So cool.

The two families provide beer and other drinks and snacks.

“There’s so much family fun here now in Oroville,” said Kaitlin. “It’s something the whole family can participate in and it’s fun for date nights for couples.”

Sylvia Swett showed me poi, which is fluorescent balls attached to strings that you can swing in circles. They look really cool. The couples plan to have a New Year’s Eve bash.

Every Sunday they “throw” a $5 axe throwing tournament. Whoever wins gets a free hour of axe throwing.

Visitors who wish to rent out the entire center can do so and the owners hold private parties such as birthday parties. The two families plan to have a grand opening in the coming months and plan to expand.