While Center Bowl?s neon marquee has retained its vintage look for over 50 years, the bowling alley's modern innards include 30 updated Brunswick synthetic lanes with touchscreen scoring and automated gutter guards. The lights go dim on weekend nights for neon-bowling sessions, during which bowling balls and toothpaste stains glow in the dark. Between frames, bowlers can refuel at the concessions stand, which doles out pizza, wings, soft drinks, and beer.
For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports has been buying, selling, and trading new and gently used sporting equipment for kids, teens, and adults. Because children have the growing power and attention span of weeds, outfitting them with pre-owned equipment makes both economic and ergonomic sense. For teens and adults who need to sport a familiar logo while making a tackle or hurling a perfect pitch into an unlucky pigeon, Play It Again Sports gets new inventory daily from top name brands such as Nike, Adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway, Horizon Fitness, and more. The stores also carry supplies for winter, wheeled, and water sports, as well as enough fitness equipment to make a home gym seem more like a gym home. Prices vary by item, but athletic enthusiasts can prepare themselves for a refereed battle in baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, football, golf, and more, with the friendly staff standing at the ready to find the right fit.
As Alaska's premier boutique ski shop, ski AK stocks shelves with top-quality equipment, sending snow surfers out to hit the slopes with ease and style. Keep little piggies warm and well-informed with SmartWool socks ($21.95), or slip into a Skhoop insulated snow skirt ($129). Although this Groupon can be put toward skis and boots, customers can also find other essentials for successful slopesmanship, including hoodies ($49.95), hand-stitched hats ($34.95), and sweatpants ($44.95). Knowledgeable staff members can help fit clients into boots, tune up skis, and lead snow bunnies or snowmen to the gear that best fits their downhill desires.
The rustic timbered A-frame over the entrance to Mountain View Sports Center hints at the bounty of rugged winter wear, hunting gear, and camping equipment found inside. Hunters bag prize prey with guns and scopes from brands such as Browning and Winchester, or pull fish from clear mountain streams with professional-grade fly, spinning, and casting rods from G.Loomis and Shimano. Longer outdoor excursions benefit from tents, campsite cookware, and warm garments from labels such as Arc’teryx, Mountain Hardwear, and Patagonia. Shoppers can consult the knowledgeable staff for gear suggestions or pick up new fishing, hunting, or bear-hugging licenses before heading out on their next trailblazing adventures.
Full Swing Golf of Alaska's golf simulator can recreate each rolling fairway and sand bunker of 36 world-class courses, from Pebble Beach in California to Firestone Country Club in Ohio. During lessons or unguided sessions, the simulated links help players work on game essentials, including putting, driving, and body checking. At the retail store, Full Swing Golf of Alaska's staff modifies old clubs and finds a home for new ones. An accredited club builder can construct new sets from scratch or alter customers’ favorite clubs, upgrading them with new grips and cleaning away the remains of smashed piñatas.