Canadian ‘Rage Room’ lets guests smash out stress

Guests at the Rage Room in Calgary's Thundrdome Amusements can pay a small fee to smash household items in order to relieve stress. Screen capture/Thundrdome Amusements/Facebook

Sept. 19 (UPI) — An amusement facility in Canada has created a “Rage Room” to give guests the opportunity to relieve stress by smashing things.

The Rage Room at Thundrdome Amusements in Calgary, which opened on Sept. 15, provides golf clubs, sledgehammers, pipes and baseball bats to guests so they can release their frustrations by breaking office equipment and other items.

“You go in and get to smash stuff,” Thundrdome director Punteha Farzadmanesh told CBC News.

Rage Room packages begin at about $20 per person including items to smash, tools and gear to protect from flying debris.

“We provide full-blown protective gear. You wear a face mask, chest protector, coveralls, gloves and you must have closed-toe shoes,” Farzadmanesh said.

Farzadmanesh added in addition to providing stress relief and anger management, spending time in a Rage Room can also help promote a healthy lifestyle.

“You don’t realize that you’re working out, releasing this stress. You’re releasing all your tension,” explained Thundrdome co-founder Punteha Farzadmanesh. “You’re in the room for 45 minutes, smashing all these items. You come out of the room, and you’ll be sweating. And you’ll feel better,” he told Metro News.

Guests are also welcome to bring their own items to the Rage Room, but staff are required to inspect them to ensure they are safe.

“A lot of people with desk jobs are excited to smash printers. You are also able to bring your own breakable items to the facility, however we like to inspect them just to make sure there is nothing harmful,” Farzadmanesh said.


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