Bowling FAQ

Does everyone in our group need to pay to get in during Xtreme Bowl, even if they aren’t going to bowl?

Yes. Unfortunately, we have had a few take advantage of our not sticking to this rule and they tried to bowl anyway. We don’t want to police who’s bowling and who has paid as we want everyone to have fun. To make sure of this, everyone needs to pay.

Do I have to wear bowling shoes?

Yes, bowling shoes are specially made with soles on the shoes which allow bowlers to slide on the approach when throwing the ball. Shoes are available to rent for $1.79 plus tax.

What kind of equipment do you have?

We have Brunswick A machines, wood lanes, manual bumpers, and plenty of house bowling balls.

Do you offer private instruction or lessons?

Yes we do. We have a USBC Bronze level certified coach on staff who is capable to getting you to knock down more pins. We also have a 4-week program called Bowling 2.0 that is offered with our Bronze level coach. Ask at the front desk for more information.

When do you have open lanes?

We have open lanes every day. Our main league days are on Monday and Wednesday, which will reduce the amount of time we have for open bowling, but we will make every effort to get you on the lanes.

Do you have bumper bowling?

Yes. We had manual bumpers installed during the summer of 2009 for all 10 lanes. Unfortunately, we can not provide the automated bumper system at this time. We also can rent out a mini-ramp, known as a dragon roller, for very young children which helps them knock down more pins.

Do you have a pro shop?

Yes we do. We added a drilling machine to our center in 2017. Our staff will work with you to get the ball drilled the way you want along with providing additional services should they be needed. We do offer things one would find in a pro shop. From powder to shoes to bowling balls, we can get anything you could need.

Do you have any information concerning birthday parties?

Yes we do: Youth Bowling Parties, Adult Bowling Parties and Corporate Bowling Parties. Our parties are based on the number of people bowling with an additional cost per person over a certain number. Cake and Ice Cream are allowed to be brought in, but must be kept in our party room.

Do you take reservations for lanes?

If your party is over 10 people, we can take reservations for lanes as long as it is not for or during our Xtreme bowl or league bowling times.

Does Thunder Strikes sell gift cards?

Yes we do! Gift cards may be used in any part of our center from food, beverage, to bowling along with the tax for any of these items.

Do you give out discounts if our group has a big order for pizza?

No matter how big your order we can usually do it. If it’s really big, we would like to have advance notice of it to be sure we can provide what you need. If ordering 15 or more we can get you a discounted price of $8.50 per pizza, but you would not get any credit for our pizza card program.  We do, however, have pizza cards which earn you a free pizza for every 7 pizza’s you buy.

Can we bring in our own food or drinks?

Sorry, but this is not allowed in our center as it is one of the ways we make money to pay our bills. We provide drinks and food in case you get hungry or thirsty. We make only one exception for this and that is birthday cake and ice cream for birthday parties booked at our center.