BOWLING SAFETY BASICS

STAY BEHIND THE FOUL LINE
For your safety, stay behind the marked foul line in your bowling lane (the marked line before the lane itself) – this is because the lanes are treated with a slippery substance to help the balls move more quickly and accurately down the lane. If a ball gets stuck or a bumper falls, you should contact an employee to help you. Don’t walk on the lane past the foul line!

PREVENT SLIPPERY/STICKY CONDITIONS
Please keep all food and drinks within the bowlers’ sitting area to keep the approach area by the ball return free of liquid and debris. This helps your shoes stay clean so you can slide before releasing your ball.

PREVENT AND AVOID TRIPPING HAZARDS
Bowling bags, coats and street shoes should be stored directly under the seats or tables in the bowlers’ area. It’s important to keep the walkways clear of things that may cause you or others to trip. Feel free to ask any of our employees to help keep these areas clear.

BOWLING BALLS ON THE BALL RETURN
Wait for moving balls to stop in the ball return tray before retrieving or replacing your ball. You should keep your hands out of the hole where the balls come out. There are moving parts which are not meant to come into contact with our guests and they could cause injury. Keep a special eye out for curious children wanting to investigate the ball return!

TEST YOUR BOWLER’S SLIDE.
Test slide your bowling shoes on the approach to get the feel of the floor. Sliding is part of bowling so you want to make sure the floor is just right for you. If you think the approach area is too slippery or sticky, just ask an employee for assistance before you start your game.

The rules above are called our Bowling Safety Basics and should be reviewed with each bowler in your party. This is especially important for children and first time bowlers who may not understand the risks associated with the sport of bowling. Parents are responsible for the actions and location of their children at all times.