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Free Bowling and Skating During the Summer

31 May

Updated 6/1/2012

School is almost out and for some of us that means more days home with our kids. Since I don’t have my own classroom right now, I have to work year-round, so my kids will be at camp. However, I hope to take advantage of our weekends and maybe a few days off to have some fun together.

Here are several FREE opportunities to take advantage of this summer.Kids Bowl Free:

Kids can receive two free bowling games a day for the entire summer thanks to generous bowling alleys across the nation (they also have locations in Canada). Shoe rental cost is not included. Check out their website for information on getting your school involved, locations, and frequently asked questions. The age limit is determined by each bowling alley. Dates also vary by alley, but some go from April until October!

There is also an option to sign up for a family pass (for the adults), but it is not necessary to receive your child’s free games. This may be a good deal if you go multiple times over the summer with your kids. You will have to figure it out based on how many times you think you will go, and the cost per game and for shoe rental at your participating bowling alley.AMF Summer Unplugged:

AMF offers their own summer bowling program for kids. Kids 15 and under get two free games every day of the summer (from May 14 – Sept. 3). Again shoe rental is not included and a family pass is available for purchase. AMF has locations in ALL BUT 15 states in the United States (AR, ID, ME, MS, MT, ND, NH, NM, NE, SD, VT, and WY).Brunswick Bowling:

Brunswick also has a summer bowling program for kids. Students 18 and younger can receive one free game of bowling in June, July, and August. For children 12 and younger, you just add them to your Bonus Zone profile (a rewards program and email newsletter). Children 13 -18 should create their own Bonus Zone account. Brunswick has locations in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, MD, MA, MN, MO, NJ, OH, Ontario – Canada, PA, TX and WA.

Kids Skate Free:

According to their website, skating is:

  • A fun way to increase muscular strength and cardiorespiratory endurance.
  • A way to burn anywhere from 330 to 600 calories per hour!
  • Great for improving balance and flexibility.
  • A fantastic source of aerobic exercise.
  • A key to weight control.
  • Easy to learn.
  • A great tension reliever and enthusiasm builder.
  • An excellent way to help maintain good health.

The website features a tool for finding a location near you, frequently asked questions, and other information. Times and days vary by location.

For more ideas of fun things to do with your children, check out the:

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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Family ideas, Other savings tips

 

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2 responses to “Free Bowling and Skating During the Summer

  1. Bowling Balls

    September 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

    The Kids Bowl Free Program is awesome. That’s how my kid got introduced to bowling. I just wish more centers would adopt it.

     
    • rmk104

      December 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks! We love the program and it does save us money!

       

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