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ALL CLUBS INCLUDE: Achievement Awards, Bowler of the Month Awards, bowler/student/athlete/citizen of the week recognition, birthday acknowledgement, seasonal parties and treats, end of season awards and cosmic bowling party in April for all sessions, t-shirts, scholarship opportunities throughout the season, optional tournaments, guidance and instructions from USBC certified youth coaches. All of this is provided in a clean, friendly, safe and always a smoke-free environment. Oh, don't forget about all the FUN your child will have with new and old FRIENDS! Everyone plays all of the time in this sport!!!

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a Youth Program where every child receives encouragement & support from Certified Coaches, parents & staff in a clean, friendly, safe & smoke free environment.

Just for Kids Fall Clubs

  • STARBURSTS: Ages 3-4, bowl 1 game each week with the aid of dragon ramps and bumpers. We offer four 6 week sessions at 9:50AM on Saturdays starting September 23, November 11, January 6 and March 3. Join 1, 2, 3, 4 or ALL of the sessions! Great activity for parent/child interaction and peer socialization for the children.

  • RISING STARS: Grades K-1, or ages 5-7, bowl 2 games each week with the aid of bumpers.
  • SHOOTING STARS: Grades 2-5, bowl 3 games each week.
  • SUPER STARS: Grades 6-8, bowl 3 games each week.
  • ALL STARS: Grades 9-12, bowl 3 games per week.
  • We offer 3 (10) week sessions for the Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, Super Stars and All Stars at 9:45 am on Saturdays starting on September 9, November 18 & February 10. Join 1,2, or ALL 3 sessions!!
  • We also offer 4 (6) week sessions for the Starbursts at 9:50 am starting September 23, November 11, January 6 and March 3. Bowl in 1,2,3 or all 4 sessions!!
  • New and experienced bowlers are welcome!
  • If your child cannot make a week, pre-bowling is allowed. Please ask us how!


Have a Ball Fall Doubles


  • Starts Sunday, September 24th at 1:00pm
  • Each child gets a custom drilled Emoji bowling ball or personalized bowling pin. (Ball weights available in 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 & 15)
  • Other options available including a picture of you and your child on an authentic bowling pin.
  • Upgrade to the silver or gold packages for even more options. Merchandise options available at
  • Bowl with your friends, make new friends too. Great family fun!
  • Register today by calling 570-489-7526 or send us a message on Facebook.

Minelli Brothers Scholarship Results

Remembering Joe & John Minelli. See links below for the entry form and results
Next event will be held on March 11, 2018 at 10:00AM

Erin Lipkus

Erin Lipkus

Brady Snyder

Brady Snyder

Ed Keen

Ed Keen

We are very proud to announce that we had four winners from our Saturday Morning Youth Leagues in the Minelli Brothers Memorial Scholarship Tournament!! The event was held at Idle Hour Lanes back on November 20. This Singles Tournament is honor of Joseph & John Minelli - co-founders & owners of Idle Hour Lanes & South Side Bowl.

Erin Lipus won in the 12 and Under HDCP Division & collected a $100 Scholarship Erin Bowls at South Side Bowl. Brady Snyder won in the 13 and older HDCP Division. He was awarded a $100 Scholarship. Brady bowls at Idle Hour Lanes & South Side Bowl. Ed Keen is the Scratch Champ and was awarded a $100 Scholarship. He bowls at South Side & Idle Hours. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated.

Youth Bowling Rocks at IHL

Scholarship Winners


Idle Hour Lanes & South Side Bowl are very proud to announce the two Scholarship Winners of the Anthracite Valley USBC are two of our Youth League Bowlers!!!!

Congratulations to Jared Pallo of Archbald & Ariana Romanowski of Scranton on winning the Scholarships. Ariana & Jared will both receive $500.00 in Scholarship funds from the Anthracite Valley USBC. Jared bowled in the High School League at Idle Hour Lanes.

Ariana bowled in Northern Lackawanna Bowling Conference Scholastic League at Idle Hour Lanes & the Saturday Jr/Major League at South Side Bowl. Congratulations on winning this awesome award!!! The Scholarships were presented during the Association's Annual Meeting.

Idle Hour Lanes

Advantage Winner 2016

Honor Roll

Learn to Bowl

Scranton Chamber of Commerce

South Side Bowl