Bowling-alley lanes are covered in a thin layer of oil, facilitating a smooth trip for the ball and hilarious pratfalls for would-be pin burglars. Engage in slippery sport with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two hours of candlestick bowling and shoe rentals for up to four people at Fun Time Lanes in Holyoke (up to a $50 value).
Fun Time Lanes' 20 ball-byways play host to candlestick bowling—a vintage form of the sport that sends duckpins back to the pond in favor of thinner targets and 3- to 6-pound bowling balls. After lacing up a pair of rental sneakers, groups of up to four slide spheres down lanes equipped with automatic scoring, ball returns, and play-by-play from a live turkey. Customers can also stop by on Saturday nights during Atomic Bowling, when Fun Time is aglow with neon and black lights. Though not included in this Groupon, Fun Time Lanes lets bowlers refuel at a snack bar that rolls out a lineup of burgers, hot dogs, and chicken tenders.
Fun Time Lanes
Fun Time Lanes sends patrons back in time for candlestick bowling sessions that predate traditional tenpin rounds. After fitting feet into rental shoes, participants launch 3- to 6-pound balls down one of 20 polished lanes toward huddled masses of slim pins. Automatic scoring, ball returns, and cash prizes to pins that fall the fastest keep frames moving swiftly along. Glow bowl sessions awash vintage orbs and lanes in radiant neon hues every Saturday night during atomic bowl. During breaks, customers can stop fantasizing about marinating a duckpin and instead recharge at Fun Time Lanes' snack bar with bites of burgers, hot dogs, or chicken tenders.