Joining Forces for Skirmish ION 2023


Skirmish ION (Invasion of Normandy) Paintball is an annual paintball event held at Skirmish USA, one of the largest paintball facilities in the United States. Located in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, the event attracts thousands of paintball enthusiasts and reenactors worldwide. The Skirmish ION Paintball event is inspired by the World War II Normandy invasion and features massive, scenario-based gameplay that spans an entire weekend. Participants are divided into factions, the Allies and the Axis, engaging in intense battles across various fields and terrains. The event offers paintballers a thrilling, immersive experience, with realistic military-style missions, objectives, and tactics.


This year, Skullmonkeys will team up with Dogs of War to coordinate the 3rd Canadian Division at Skirmish ION. We’ll fight side by side with New England Naughty Boys, Los Sicario’s, MMH-228, Viper Squad, and the renowned Team Delaware. Together, we’ll support the Allied forces in defeating the Axis. As the 21st edition of ION unfolds, we’ll mark our 18th year joining the Allies to triumph over the German opposition. As of May 6th, the 3rd Canadian Division has a group headcount of 113 players in total.


In addition to the exciting gameplay, Skirmish ION offers various activities and amenities for participants and spectators alike. The event includes a vendor village, where top paintball manufacturers and suppliers showcase their latest products, as well as food vendors providing refreshments throughout the weekend. Skirmish ION also features raffles, contests, and entertainment, creating a fun and engaging atmosphere for all who attend. Safety is of utmost importance at the event, with dedicated referees and staff ensuring a secure environment for players.


Skirmish ION is not only a popular event among paintball enthusiasts but also serves as a platform for fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship among players. The event brings together people from diverse backgrounds, united by their love for paintball and the desire to relive history. By participating in Skirmish ION, players not only engage in an adrenaline-pumping activity but also contribute to the growth and development of the paintball community.