We're open year round for paintball and airsoft, and one of the most common questions we're asked is "does it hurt more in the winter?" and "do the paintballs freeze?"
The answer to both is a resounding "no!"
In regards to the former, it actually tends to hurt a lot less. This is because players tend to wear more layers to bundle up against the cold, and this obviously dampens the impact from a paintball or airsoft BB.
In regards to the latter, paintballs are generally made primarily from fish or vegetable oil, and gelatin. And while they're not impervious to cold, they're almost incapable of freezing into solids. ( And even if they did, the swelling would make it impossible for them to fit down the barrel of the marker! ) In fact, the biggest issue with cold weather and paintball is that can become brittle and break in the barrel. Fortunately, we stock paintballs specifically formulated for cold weather use. ( These are available to all players at no extra cost. )
So put on your long-underwear, don an extra sweater or hoodie, and come out on for some winter play. You'll be happy you did!