Recreation: 5-Pin Bowling Alley

Bowling Alley Information & Online Booking

TGCA 5-Pin bowling alley info

The TGCA Bowling Alley is a fully-equipped and fun-for-the-whole-family facility. The 5-pin bowling alley is very popular for parties, competitive recreation and just getting out of the house for some fun! Come and roll a few and then enjoy some delicious food at our restaurant, The 56. Children must be supervised by accompanying parents/adults at all times. No exceptions.

 

Location, lanes and scorekeeping

The TGCA has 4 lanes of 5-pin bowling open. There’s always room for you and the kids, or you and your pals to come down and roll a ball or two! It is located in the lower floor of the TGCA on the south side of the building, beside The 56 restaurant & lounge.

The TGCA lanes scores are kept with score sheets that you get when you check in at the restaurant. 

Not sure how many lanes you’ll need? If you’ve got over 4 people, you’ll want 2 lanes, as our lanes are booked 4 people per lane per hour.

 

Shoes

Your bowling shoe rental is included in the price of the bowling lane booking. Shoes sizes range up to 12 for men’s. 

 

Check in for your bowling booking

Check in with the staff at The 56 Restaurant & Lounge before going to the alley and they will give you your score sheet and answer any questions you may have. If you booked online, please show your confirmation email to The 56 staff upon arrival.

The alley is directly adjacent to The 56, so stop by and take advantage of the won’t-be-beat specials!

 

Bumpers and guides

The bowling alley is complete with lane bumpers, a device that blocks the gutter for a easier level of play, as well as ball guides, which are used to guide the ball straight down the lanes for an easier level of play. These implements are great for small children and special needs players. You can ask the restaurant staff to provide these free of charge for your booking when you check in. 

 

Food/drink in the alley

Beverages from The 56 restaurant are permitted in the bowling, however food must be eaten in the dining area of the restaurant or, if you have booked a party package, in the party room at the back of the alley. 

Sorry, no outside food or drink allowed (unless you have booked a party package). 

 

Prices per lane per hour

$45 per lane per hour for a maximum of 4 bowlers – shoe rental included.

See availability and book a lane online today! You can see the availability of the lanes for weeks to come in the bowling info and booking menu on this page.  Online payment is available with Visa or Mastercard. You can also walk-in and pay for a lane when you arrive, please see the “Check availability of lanes” option on this page to see availability. 

Members receive a 10% discount! Make sure you are logged into your account.

PLEASE NOTE: Reserving lanes is no longer permitted without payment.

 

Bowling alley hours of operation

Summer hours: July & August the lanes are closed Sundays, as well as Saturday, Sunday and Monday on long weekends. 

The lanes are available to book the same hours as The 56 Restaurant:

11 am – 10 pm, Monday – Thursday 

11 am – 11 pm, Friday & Saturday

11 am – 6pm, Sunday

For more info on stats and upcoming holiday hours, please reference The 56 hours on our contacts page

Book your event at the bowling alley!

Parties in the bowling alley are a blast! Whether it’s a 40th birthday, a team building event or a staff party, let us help you organize an event to remember. If you’re interested in kids’ pizza parties, find them on our bowling party package page here.

We encourage interested parties to determine whether there is availability in the bowling alley (click “check availability of lanes & book/pay online” on this page) for their intended date and time, and then contact us to make sure we don’t have an event booked in the restaurant already. It’s a good idea to book your bowling online as soon as you’ve made your restaurant reservations to avoid disappointment. When the bowling and reservation is booked, you can work with our staff to decide what your best options will be for food and drinks.

To note for your event:

  • The bowling alley can accommodate up to 30 guests at a time with 4 bowling in each lane at a time (16). Many people rent all 4 lanes for a couple hours and then cycle their guests through as the event progresses.
  • Beverages are permitted in the bowling alley.
  • Food is not permitted in the bowling alley, so making a reservation in the restaurant to coincide with your bowling party is necessary if you would like food for your event.

To discuss your event, contact Wendy, w.worth@tgcacalgary.com or 587-393-7641

Group & people with special needs bowling rates

If you are looking to book for a group or clients with special needs, we’ve got some great options for those too! 

To inquire about availability of group or people with special needs bookings, please email Wendy, w.worth@tgcacalgary.com 

Daytime Leagues or Groups (all four lanes, recurring bookings, Mon-Fri, 11 am – 3 pm) $8.50/person/session including shoes.

Evening Leagues or Groups (all four lanes, recurring bookings, Mon-Fri, between 4 – 11 pm) please contact Wendy at the email above.

People with Special Needs $6.50/person/hour including shoes. Caregivers pay no fees. Please contact Wendy at the email above to book this special rate in advance or see availability on this page and walk in.

All prices subject to GST. 

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