Like joggers crossing a highway, bowlers should avoid nearby bumpers and resist the temptation to chase wayward balls into neighboring lanes. Roll carefully with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a bowling outing for up to four people at Riverdale Lanes in Kelligrews (a $61.02 total value, including HST). The outing includes:
- Three games of five-pin bowling per person (a $48 value)
- Shoe rental for each person (a $6 value)<p>
Bowlers enter Riverdale Lanes to chase strikes during five-pin bowling matches set on 12 lanes. Groups lace up provided footwear, and then trade turns and cheers as they lob technicolor boulders down wooden highways in an attempt to knock over figures more stoic than a dog resisting a strip of bacon. Overhead monitors equipped with a Paule automatic scoring system track every vanquished pin, and bumpers rise to guard little ones against gutterballs as they roll alongside adults. Plan outings to coincide with cosmic bowl, which paints games in a background of neon colours, black lights, and glints from a disco ball. Video screens stretching 9’x12’ entertain groups between turns, displaying a weekly updated lineup of videos and vacation slides from each ball’s trip rolling across beaches.