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Skillet Toss

Skillet toss is a physical game that involves throwing a steel skillet for distance. Each participant is allowed two attempts to toss the skillet and their best score is recorded; the participant who throws the skillet the furthest distance wins the competition. The throw must land within the boundaries of the playing field or points may be deducted. Skillets typically weigh approximately 3.5 lbs. and the throwing technique resembles that of a flying disc toss. Competitions are often divided by age and gender, and there are both solo and group events.

Is this activity known by any other names?

Skillet throw

What are the origins of the activity abroad and in Canada?

The origins of this game are unknown, but it is believed to have gained popularity in North America in the early 2000s, when the skillet toss started to appear at county fairs.

Who takes part?

Males and females of diverse ages and ethnocultural backgrounds.

When does it occur / How often do you take part?

This game typically occurs at fairs during the spring, summer, and fall months.

Are there any organized clubs, groups, organizations or leagues?

Mount Albert’s Sports Day & Spring Fair

Cultural Significance


Is there anything else we should know?



Physical Game
  • Mount Albert Community Centre
    53 Main Street
    Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0

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