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When the overhead lights go down at Colony Park Lanes, it doesn’t always mean it's time to go home. On Friday and Saturday evenings, it signals the start of Glow Bowling, preparing pin pummelers for a night of heart-pumping beats, black lights, fog, and glow-in-the-dark lanes that lasts until 1 a.m. It's just one of many things that draws families to the 32-lane alley, which also boasts a game room and full lounge with five big-screen TVs. Daytime games invite bowlers to roll strikes under traditional lighting as 180-inch above-lane projection screens play music videos and sports coverage, saving visitors the trouble of interviewing their own bowling balls. The center also welcomes kids for birthday parties that include unlimited frames, pizza or hot dogs, and balloon party favors, and can equip lanes with optional bumpers to ensure youngsters have an even playing field at all times.

1900 Pennsylvania Ave.
York,
PA
US

At Lincolnway Bowling Center, players choose between automatic or traditional scoring methods as they topple pins on 28 synthetic lanes. While etching strikes and spares into score sheets or asserting dominance over robots, bowlers can dine on burgers, sandwiches, and slushies from the center's snack bar. The alley is open throughout the week, hosting open bowling, leagues for all ages, and weekend Glow Bowl sessions. A fully stocked pro shop equips visitors with ball-resurfacing systems, oil extractors, and sleeves of extra balls to replace those that get lost in the alley's challenging water hazards.

85 N Fayette St
York,
PA
US

On York City Ice Arena's two 85'x200' NHL-sized rinks, both kinds of on-ice athletes live in harmony; hockey players compete in multiple tournaments every year, and figure skaters twirl with finesse during regular public-skating sessions. Instructors also host lessons for newcomers of all ages, helping students with their footwork, forward crossovers, and maintaining their balance while using one skate to pick their teeth. Beyond the twin tundra, the arena contains several amenities for casual visitors and persistent athletes, including a pro shop, snack bar, and fitness center.

941 Vander Ave
York,
PA
US