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Youth Bowling

Just for Kids Summer Clubs

  • Dragon Slayers: Ages 3 to 4, bowl 1 game per week, dragon ramps and bumpers included - $5.90
  • Guppies: Ages 5 to 7, bowl 2 games per week with bumpers - $9.20
  • Alley Gators: Ages 7 to 12, bowl 3 games per week - $12.60
  • Lane Sharks: Ages 13 to 18, bowl 3 games per week, team format - $12.60
  • ALL CLUBS INCLUDE: Party & awards presentation at last week, t-shirt, individual achievement awards
  • New and experienced bowlers are welcome! Clubs start Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30pm.

Bowling is Healthy


Is Healthy

For returning and new bowlers see the links below.

Kids Bowl Free starts June 1. Kids can bowl free all summer long at Idle Hour Lanes. You must register by clicking the Kids Bowl Free Logo. Be sure to add the family pass so everyone can bowl free! 

summer bowling

Have a Ball Doubles


  • Starts Sunday, May 14th at 7:00pm
  • Each child gets a ball, tote bag and towel. (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

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.

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.

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