Bowling is like taking a road test: the only way to win is to knock over more obstacles than everyone else. Cruise to victory with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get two hours of cosmic bowling, shoe rental for up to six people, one large pepperoni pizza, and one pitcher of pop at Dickson Bowl in Cambridge (up to a $99.68 value, including HST).
Dickson Bowl's family-friendly facilities introduce players of all ages to the black-lit world of cosmic bowling. Large families and small groups of friends toss balls down lit-up lanes amid a melodic light show, pounding pins set below a multicoloured neon city skyline. At each lane, automatic scoring computers and eager lines of bright-green and purple orbs jostle for fame. Families challenge cosmic corridors during afternoon Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. or break iron-clad bedtime clauses Friday and Saturday with games from 9:30 p.m. to close, side by side with adult bowlers. Sunday afternoon cosmic bowling sessions run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Avid gamers of a different breed can also negotiate joystick rights with more than 15 different arcade games and prizes, and assemblies in need of refueling can retrieve their homemade pepperoni pizza and pop pitcher from the retro counter of Dickson Diner.
Bowling times listed above are valid through August 2011. Please consult Dickson Bowl's schedule for available cosmic bowl hours from September 2011–February 2012.
Dickson Bowl spices up the traditional sport of bowling with five-pin lanes designed to test the accuracy and finger-counting abilities of players of all ages. During late-night and weekend Cosmic Bowling sessions, an incandescent glow radiates throughout the facility, creating a surreal experience not only for bowlers, but also for visitors to the on-site arcade and diner, which crafts house-made pizzas in addition to several breakfast and lunch options.
Outside of cosmic and open-bowling times, the alley offers league opportunities for women, children, and men of all ages and abilities.