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2019 Youth Summer Clubs at IHL

summer kids bowling

Get off the Bench and in the Game!

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.

The next session of the Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, Super Stars and All Stars starts Saturday, February 2 at 9:30AM. The Starbursts(Dragons) next session starts Saturday, January 19 at 9:40AM

Just for Kids Fall Clubs

  • STARBURSTS: Ages 3-4, bowl 1 game each week with the aid of dragon ramps and bumpers. We offer five (5) week sessions at 9:40 am on Saturdays starting September 8. Join 1, 2, 3, 4 or ALL 5 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 9:30 am on Saturdays starting September 8, November 17 and February 2. Join 1, 2, or ALL 3 sessions!!
  • We also offer 5 (5) week sessions for the Starbursts at 9:40 am starting September 8, October 20, December 1, January 19 and March 2. Bowl in 1, 2, 3, 4 or ALL 5 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 TBA
  • Each child gets a custom drilled 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.

Kids Club

8 for 8

This is a great after school program for kids to get out and get some exercise, make new friends and get a new bowling ball at the completion of the club!

The club starts Wednesday, TBA. Kids bowl for 1 hour and pay only $8 each week to bowl. On the last week kids receive a new bowling ball and end of season party!!

*Please note, bowling ball selection may vary.

Meet Our Scholarship Winners

Trevor Balcerzak

Trevor Balcerzak

Kiearra Saldi

Kiearra Saldi

Brady Snyder

Brady Snyder

Congratulations to our winners from the Spring Minelli Brothers Scholarship Tournament held at Idle Hour Lanes. Trevor Balcerzak took first place in our Handicap Division B ages 12 and younger to win a $100.00 scholarship. Kiearra Saldi captured first place in the Scratch Division to win a $75.00 scholarship. Brady Snyder was our first place champion in Handicap Division A ages 13 and older to win a $100.00 scholarship.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the tournament. We look forward to having you bowl in our fall event.

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

AVUSBC Scholarships Awarded


The Anthracite Valley USBC recently awarded scholarships of $500.00 each to two students who participate in sanctioned bowling programs. Idle Hour Lanes, South Side Bowl, Valley Lanes & Wallenpaupack Bowling & Sports Center make up the Association's 1,700 members. Kiearra Saldi & Kyle Nolan won the scholarships. Each applicant was judged on academic & sports performance as well as their contributions to the community. Ms. Saldi attends Holy Cross High School and is entering her Senior year while Mr. Nolan will be in his Senior year at Wallenpaupack Area High School. The Anthracite Valley USBC also honored graduating Senior Greg Matyjevich with a special 300 Plaque after the West Scranton teen rolled a perfect 300 game during the 2017-18 at South Side Bowl. Pictured L to R: Kiearra Saldi, Greg Matyjevich, Kyle Nolan.

Youth Bowling Rocks at IHL

Idle Hour Lanes

Advantage Winner 2016

Honor Roll

Learn to Bowl

Scranton Chamber of Commerce

South Side Bowl