The Phoenix Equestrian Centre's owner and lifelong horse expert Linda Gonzalez draws on her professional racehorse-training experience while teaching riding lessons and caring for her fleet of steeds. Having trained racehorses that have breached the upper echelons of the nation's Experimental Handicap top 200 and gone on to race before the queen of England, Linda has an expert eye for tending to the needs and birthday wishes of each horse. Set on 19 acres, her horse boarding and training facility features 60'x60' indoor and 100'x200' outdoor riding arenas, where ponies are free to strut and students take their first tentative gallops atop well-trained mounts. Aside from private lessons and day camps, Linda also breaks and trains unruly horses, leases trustworthy steeds, and hosts a variety of informational seminars about the future possibilities of a centaur composite race.
Herlyn Stables trains students of all experience levels with riding lessons for equestrians age 3 to adult. During a one-hour semiprivate lesson, a member of Herlyn Stables' experienced staff will school groups of two to three students in the basics of hunter/jumper- or dressage-style riding. Herlyn's new indoor-riding facility allows for year-round practice during rain, snow, or moon phase. The facility supplies a team of horses and ponies in a variety of sizes, abilities, and Twizzler-jousting records, as well as safety helmets, for each lesson.
All sorts of friendly competition are welcome at Southern Lanes Sports Center. The facility hosts 16 bowling lanes, an arcade, and a billiards room filled with regulation-size tables measuring in at 37 cue balls by 25 cue balls. Differentiating itself from other bowling alleys, Southern Lanes also expands its slate of competitions to include outdoor activities like horseshoes, basketball, or sand volleyball. Best of all, visitors can toast their contest with a drink on the outdoor bar with covered deck.
Colorful balls glide smoothly down the well-oiled boards at La Ru Lanes. Players can leave their grandma's telescoping grabber arm at home thanks to the bowling alley's automatic Brunswick GS-X pinsetters. And automatic scorers, also by Brunswick, keep track of every spare, strike, and gutter ball. Bruised bowling balls and tired arms take a rest at the Wildcat Den, the alley's lounge, where players can relax as sports flicker on five big screens. Guests can also celebrate birthdays with party packages, and ensure themselves some regular play by joining one of the adult and youth leagues.
Of the three Super Bowl Family Fun Centers, Superbowl Erlanger is the biggest. Its skybox overlooks 64 lanes where bowlers can roll strikes and perfect their victory dances. Visitors looking for a change of pace can also head to the pool tables, perfect for games of billiards or a really easy round of miniature golf.
Erlanger's two sister fun centers?Super Bowl Bellewood and Super Bowl Alliance?boast pool tables too, along with 32 automated lanes apiece. And whichever one kids visit, they're welcome to bowl. All three spots host birthday parties and roll out bumpers for youngsters.
Star Lanes pits ball-bearing customers against precarious pins on 22 lanes lining an upscale, modern bowling lounge. Customers begin their sojourn into the strike-based arts by lacing up their rented alley kicks, which protect floors from scuffing and toes from wanton manicurists. Bowlers launch their colorful orbs down the neon-lit, shiny hardwood tracks, knocking pins asunder as scores pop up on the high-definition video screens. Between frames, players relax into sleek, mocha-hued leather couches to bask in the glow of sculptural hanging lamps and colorful artwork, and late nights invite bowlers aged 21 and older to linger beyond the 10th frame for dancing, pool, or the occasional séance. Though not included in today’s deal, Star Lanes keeps bowlers fed with a full-service restaurant and seven full bars flanked by sleek mirrors, plush booths, and nightclub-like lighting.