If life is just a bowl of cherries, then bowling is a life of launching 4-pound cherry-flavored gum balls. Experience life's sweetest pastime with today's Groupon: for $28, you get two hours of unlimited bowling (a $44 value) plus shoe rental (a $3 value per pair) for up to six people at Bowling Academy in East Providence (up to a $62 total value).
For nearly half a century, casual and professional bowlers have gathered at Bowling Academy to indulge in pin-scattering entertainment enriched by each lane's automatic scoring system. Up to six strike-seekers plant their flag in one lane for two hours, which provides enough time to bowl multiple games or to master the art of tying shoelaces into a double Windsor knot. While swaddled in soft-soled rental shoes, bowlers of all ages make the floors squeak and lanes purr with each gentle toss of the smooth-rolling rock. Children and cavemen longing for the good old days have the option of using a dinosaur-shaped ramp to assist their game.