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Just for Kids Fall Clubs

fall bowling kids

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, and All Stars starts Saturday, February 1 at 9:30AM. The Starbursts(Dragons) next session starts Saturday, February 29 at 9:40AM. The end of season awards party is tentatively set for April 1, 2020.

  • STARBURSTS: PK ages 3-4, bowl 1 game each week with the aid of dragon ramps and bumpers. We offer five (6) week sessions at 9:40 am on Saturdays starting September 7. Join 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  or ALL 6 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 2-6, bowl 3 games each week.
  • ALL STARS: Grades 7-12, 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 7, November 16 and February 1. Join 1, 2, or ALL 3 sessions!!
  • We also offer 5 (6) week sessions for the Starbursts at 9:40 am starting September 7, October 19, November 30, January 18 and February 29. Bowl in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or ALL 6 sessions!!
  • New and experienced bowlers are welcome!
  • If your child cannot make a week, pre-bowling is allowed. Please ask us how!


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.

AVUSBC Scholarships Awarded


Congratulations to Aniesa Dragwa (Junior from Lakeland) & Michael Bidwell (Freshman from the Scranton School District) Aniesa bowls in the Youth League at Valley Lanes in Childs & Michael bowls in the Saturday Morning Kids Clubs at Idle Hours North in Dickson City. Each bowler receives a $500 Scholarship from the Anthracite Valley Bowling Association. The local Association includes Idle Hours Entertainment Centers - North & South, Valley Lanes, & Wallenpaupack Bowling & Sports Center. The applicants are asked to give the Board a copy of their grades plus any school clubs or organizations they belong to and community activities. We congratulate & wish Aniesa & Michael Good Luck with their future endeavors.

avusbc 2019 scholarship winners

Youth Bowling Rocks at IHL

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

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.

idle hours entertainment north
2008 Scranton/Carbondale Highway
Scranton, PA 18508

Advantage Winner 2016

Honor Roll

readers choice award 2018

Scranton Chamber of Commerce

idle hours entertainment south
125 Beech Street
Scranton, PA 18505