Icebreakers are a great way to start a session and offer you a chance to get to know the guests better. Also, they are a way of getting guests more engaged. Instead of talking at them, it includes them in the conversation and can immediately encourage a good group dynamic that will carry over positive energy to the throwing aspect of the booking.

New Guests, or Unfamiliar Groups

  • With a new group or guests that don’t know each other, try “quick fire questions”. Everyone goes around says their name, and asks a new member quick questions with quick responses. Try limiting the scope of the questions (eg. questions can't be about food)

Some other ideas for icebreakers are below:


*These questions may be repeated for multiple weeks.

·       What are you doing this weekend?

·       What did you do this past weekend?

·       Give one word to describe how you are currently feeling?

·       Give one word to describe what is on your mind?

·       Give one word to describe your weekend?

·       Icebreaker Cards: (in the office) go around the circle and get each athlete to say their name and then answer a different question from the icebreaker cards.

o   Alternative: give each guest an individual card, athlete gets to choose which questions to respond to.

o   Alternative: give each guests a card, that guest chooses another guest to ask one of the questions.

·       What is one positive thing about your day? Week? Year?

·       What's up?

·       What are you currently working on in your life? (cannot be work or school related)

·       Partner up, find 3-5 things you have in common with that person? (cannot be obvious - both live in Canada, both first time at KAT, etc...)

·       Scale of 1-10 (1 being the worst you have felt, 10 being the best), how do you feel today? (can ask this for physical, mental, general, etc...)

·       What is a book you recently read? OR a TV show you recently watched?



·       What is one of your favourite things to do on the weekend?

·       Tell us about 1 personal item you carry with you every day.

·       What do you do for fun?

·       What is one thing you do to keep your life organized? (could be an activity, practice, or physical thing)

·       What do you do to make your day better when you’re having a bad day?

·       What is one good thing which has happened to you in the past week?

·       What is your favourite hobby?

·       What did you do this weekend? What are you doing this weekend?

·       Tell us something which happened to you in the past week?

·       What's on your mind? What are you thinking about right now?

·       What is the most interesting thing you have ever found or won?

·       What is the most interesting card in your wallet?

·       What do you spend most of your day thinking about?

·       What do you collect? (or have you collected in the past?)

·       What have you put in your body so far today? (food, liquids, supplements, etc...) - best for morning athletes

If you had to Choose...

·       Would you rather be able to fly or breathe underwater?

·       If you could be any avenger, who would you be?

·       If you could have anyone's voice over your life, who would you choose and why?

·       If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life (whenever you turn on music it would be playing), but different artists could sing it, what song?

·       Batman or Spiderman?

·       If you could live in any other city in Canada, which city would you live in?

·       If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring 3 movies, which one would you bring?

·       If you had to get rid of one piece of clothing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

·       If you could spend time on a beach or mountains, which one would you choose?

·       If you could only have 2 foods for breakfast for the rest of your life, what would they be?

·       If someone were to play you in a movie who would it be? Who would you want it to be?

·       If you could choose an imaginary friend, who would you choose and why?

·       If you could be one age forever, which age would you choose and why?

·       If you had to change your name, what would you change it to and why?

·       If you had to create a slogan for your life, what would your slogan be?

·       If you could be any movie or TV character, who would you be?

·       Would you rather meet your ancestors or descendants?

·       If you could have one superpower what would it be?

·       Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or to read minds?

·       If you could spend a day with one person from history, who would it be?

·       If you could invite 1 famous person (past or present) to dinner who would it be?

·       If you could fight one horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses, which would you choose?

·       If you were a piece of furniture, what furniture would you be and why?

Favourites + FooD

·       What is your favourite thing that you own (must be a physical thing)?

·       What is your favourite vegetable?

·       What’s your favourite sports team?

·       What’s your favourite movie?

·       What is your favourite childhood memory?

·       What is your favourite smell?

·       Least favourite ride at the fair?

·       What is your favourite holiday? Why?

·       What’s your favourite TV show?

·       What movie or TV show have you rewatched the most times?

·       Describe your ideal meal from start to finish.

·       What’s your favourite city/town/place in the world?

·       What’s your favourite mythical creature of all time?

·       Who’s your favourite superhero?

·       What’s your favourite cheat meal?

·       What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

·       Beer or wine?

·       What’s your go-to restaurant when you don’t want to cook?

·       When you went trick or treating as a kid, what was your favourite candy to get? Least favourite?

·       If you could only eat at one restaurant for the next year, which would it be?

·       What is your favourite question to ask on a first date?

·       What is your favourite activity to do on a first date?

·       What was your favourite childhood game?

·       Favourite Harry Potter book/movie?


·       What new thing do you want to do next?

·       What is one of your proudest moments?

·       What is the most challenging physical thing you have done?

·       Something you are grateful for?

·       Tell us about an adventure you have been on.

·       What is the longest you have gone without food, water, or sleep?

·       What is the most interesting thing you have eaten? (or put in your mouth)

·       Name one goal for this year.

·       What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

·       What’s the scariest thing you have ever done?

·       What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received?

·       What’s the last book you read?

·       Name the most famous person you’ve seen or met in person.

·       Have you broken a habit?


What would you do IF? 

·       It’s 8am on Tuesday and you are about to start your day. A stranger hands you $10000 cash. The only rule is you must spend it all within 1 hour. What do you buy? (nothing online)

·       If you could spend a day with anyone from any time (do not have to be alive) who would it be? (not allowed to choose friends and family)

·       If you could learn one new language, which one, and why?

·       If there was a zombie apocalypse, where would you go?

·       If you were sent to live on a space station for three months and allowed to bring only one personal item with you, what would it be?

·       If you were to open your own business what would it be?

·       If you had a time machine for the weekend, where would you go?

·       If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

·       Where do you hope to live when you retire?

·       If you had 10 million dollars how would you spend it?

·       If you could play any sport professionally, what would it be and why? (you can invent a sport as long as you can justify how you would play it, e.g. professional gardening planting flowers for time)

·       If you could go without sleeping or without eating, which would you choose and why?

·       If you ruled the world, and could make 1 thing a national day (where everyone had to do it), what would that be? (e.g. a day of playing with dogs, ice cream day, exercise day, etc…)

·       If you became president of the world, what would you do first?

·       If you could go back in time and be the inventor of one thing, what would it be and why?

·       What ancient civilization would you like to belong to?


Quirks AND Personality Traits

·       What physical talent/quirk do you have? Strangest thing you can do with your body?

·       What is your biggest fear?

·       What are you anal about?

·       What’s your mundane super power? (e.g. ambidextrous, very organized, good at cleaning)

·       Something you are grateful for?

·       What’s your pet peeve?

·       What do you do when you are procrastinating?

·       What is your name? What does your name get mistaken for? (what do people mistakenly call you)

·       What is something 'weird' or unusual you do? (e.g. wax ears 3x/day, collect binoculars, etc...)

·       What are you superstitious about?

·       What is something you know a lot about?

·       What is something you should be embarassed about but are not?



·       If you were making an all animal football team (with one type of animal), which animal would you choose and why?

·       If you could tame any animal to be your pet, what animal?

·       If you were a turtle and could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

·       If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, which animal would you choose to be and why?

·       Porn star name: “Name of first pet” + “First street you lived on”

·       If you could have the appendage of any animal, what would you choose? (e.g. gills, wings, antennas)

·       What is your spirit animal?