All 30 of Walkley Bowl five-pin lanes boast computerized scoring and on Monday and Thursday evenings, the alley’s cosmic lighting system kicks in, working in tandem with lively music during rock ‘n’ bowl sessions. Walkley Bowl also keeps the cosmic party rolling on Sunday afternoons, allowing children with early bed times to participate. League bowling is available for children, seniors, and adults. In addition, the alley hosts an on-site pub that keeps its doors open in an effort to draw in of-age patrons with the aroma of specialty beers on tap and glow of hockey games playing on LCD screens.
Among Galaxie Bowling’s 24 gleaming lanes—including 12 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes—the wooden crash of felled pins and jubilant whoops from victorious players fills the air. The brightly lit space beckons players of all ages to partake in pin pummelling throughout the day, and mirror-ball-illuminated Rock ‘n’ Bowl sessions on select evenings enable orb lobbers to show off their disco-inspired backswings. Affable libation specialists bustle about the bar ensuring that no glass reaches a state of emptiness while staffers manning the on-site snack bar proffer munchables that recharge the batteries of players and nacho-powered cyborgs alike. To further bolster their entertaining ambience, Galaxie maintains a fleet of 15 video-poker terminals for arms exhausted from extensive turkey tossing.
Oziles' rental watercrafts exemplify the outfitter’s mission to empower Ottawans to explore and conserve their surrounding waterways. A fleet of canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats let guests power their own adventures in the water, complete with safety equipment. The tackle shop is fully stocked with everything necessary for fishing, from equipment for your rental boat to refreshments and snacks to enjoy once you return.
Feet clad in soft soles gingerly approach the line before a bowling ball thumps onto the lane and speeds toward a set of pins whose destiny remains in the balance. At Elgin Bowling Lanes, this pattern perpetuates thousands of times during operating hours, whether the hand releasing the ball belongs to a child, amateur adult, or league aficionado. Public bowling sessions open the lanes to guests who walk in or book ahead over the phone, and youth and adult leagues give players a taste of organized, professional sportsmanship. The center also serves pizza, chicken burgers, and fries, whether for eating or superstitiously stuffing into opponents' shoes for good luck.
Patrons enter Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery to discover the handmade work of more than 30 North American artists, including unique glass creations that focus on various styles, shapes and colours. Adorn freshly cut evergreens in a candy-cane design that reflects twinkling lights across its crimson hues, or place a bucket beneath a green-glass icicle in case it melts back into sand. An on-site studio beckons visitors over for daily demonstrations, in which local artisans use pipes to transform glowing glass into semi-transparent vases or summon flames by loudly gossiping about dragons in order to render glass beads. After selecting their five ornaments, customers can peruse the other artwork that occasionally sprouts from the store's exposed stone wall, including paintings, sculptures, and vases.