Public Bowling Public bowling rates are $45/hr/lane and Shoe rental is $3/person. School rates are $5/game/person (must be prebooked).
New to bowling? Go out on a LIMB! Learn.Improve.Master.Bowling
If you've never bowled before it's a great time to learn! Don't worry, we can teach you. We offer Learn2Bowl sessions where bowling newbies can come out intimidation free and learn from our patient certified coaches. Our next Learn2Bowl session: Well we haven't figured that out yet, but one will be coming very soon!
In the mean time, here are some tips and a video to get you going!
:: Always keep your head up. Look where you want to aim. Just as in driving, where you look is where the ball is going to go.
:: Like the tip above, keep your feet and legs facing the pins. It will allow you keep optimum power and excellent control in your delivery (release of the ball).
:: Get a grip! Keeping a firm grip on the ball is important. If you lose grip, the ball could go flying backwards injuring others behind you, or go flying forwards and do damage to the bowling lanes and equipment. Plus it's embarassing hehe. Keep it fun, keep it safe!
:: Extend your arm and keep your wrists locked. This will ensure they wont twist resulting in a ball going off target or the blasted gutter.
:: We don't have holes in our balls. This makes them easier to handle in your hand and avoids any pressure on your fingers. This can be an advantage.
:: Right handed? Position your body towards the right part of the lane as you will tend to throw to the left. Left handed? Keep towards the left part of the alley as you will tend to throw to the right. As always make sure you watch out for the ball returns.
:: Keep your outside shoes for outside. Bowling shoes are required for the safety of all others using the lanes and they prevent damage to the wood. We have rental shoes available (up to size 16) and you must wear socks. If you don't have socks you can purchase some at the front desk. Our Pro Centre also has shoes available for sale.
Serious about bowling? Practice, practice, practice!
The most important lesson - HAVE FUN!!
Here are some common terms on the alleys.
YBC (Youth) Bowling Youth Bowling Canada was launched in 1963 by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of Canada and since then it has been the breeding ground for the talented individuals who, now as adults, can be seen on televised bowling events earning thousands in prize money.
A program rich in history, the YBC strives to provide a friendly, social and exciting environment for some 30,000 youngsters weekly across Canada. An environment free of harassment and the many negative influences which can be found all too easily just about everywhere these days.
From an early age YBC members learn the joys of socializing with their peers in a positive atmosphere, and the satisfaction of self-improvement. Thanks to the efforts and dedication of thousands of adult volunteers, YBC members learn to improve their physical coordination, learn to appreciate the values of fair play and learn to take part in a team environment. In YBC, EVERYONE PLAYS!
Unlike some sports where quite often only the more talented individuals are ever offered an opportunity to shine, in YBC everyone plays regardless of ability. Nobody warms the bench and everyone gets to have fun!
Throughout the bowling season, YBC leagues run several In-House tournaments which help acquaint the YBC member with the excitement and experience of tournament competition. Because the majority of YBC play (both league and tournament) is conducted on a handicap basis, a novice can win an event just as easily as a more experienced player.
For those who are more skilled at the sport YBC offers the 4 Steps To Stardom, a championship event which begins at the house level, proceeds to a Zone Championship, a Provincial Championship and culminates at the YBC National Championships.
League Bowling for 2023-2024 Leagues
-> Mondays at 2:00pm - Seniors Drop-in, 3 Games $10, Coffee is free!
-> Tuesday at 7:30pm
-> Wednesday Ladies Coffee League (3 on a team) - 9:30am start
-> Thursday at 7:00pm
-> Fridays at 2:00pm - Seniors Drop-in, 3 Games $10, Coffee is free!
-> Friday at 7:00pm
-> *NEW* Sunday League at 6-6:30pm League - 3/6/9 Format
All skill levels required!
Public Bowling Hours
Sunday 3:00pm to 8:00pm Monday 1:00pm to 5:00pm ? Tuesday 2:00pm to 5:00pm ? Wednesday 2:00pm to 5:00pm ? Thursday 2:00pm to 5:00pm ? Friday 1:00pm to 5:00pm ? Saturday 2:00pm to 10:00pm