Strike Zone Bowling Center offers 6 synthetic lanes, automatic scoring, bumper bowling, a pro shop and Strike Zone Pizza.
Cosmic Bowling - Every Saturday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$9 per person (shoe rental additional)
For an out-of-this-world bowling experience, there's nothing quite like Cosmic Bowling®. It's the futuristic sensation that's bowling over the nation! We turn down the lights and fire up the Cosmic show. There is hot new music, dancing lights, glow-in-the-dark bowling lanes, pins and bowling balls - it's light years beyond ordinary.
Reservations may be made the week of bowling & walk-ins are allowed if space is available.
All prices are subject to change.
Celebrate your birthday at the Strike Zone. Enjoy bowling, food, and friendship while leaving the set-up and cleaning to us.
Birthday party packages include:
- Shoe Rental
- Food and Drinks*
- Plates & Cups
- Tablecloths & Napkins
- Birthday Pin
*Food choices include:
- Pizza (16" large, your choice of toppings). One pizza for every 6 people, extra pizzas available for $10 each
- Hot dog with fries
- Chicken nuggets with fries
- Grilled cheese sandwich with fries
Price (per person)
- 2 hours bowling: $14.50
- 1 hour bowling: $12.50
You are welcome to bring your own cake and ice cream. Due to regulations, no other outside food may be brought in.
For birthday party reservations, please call or visit the bowling center, or complete the online request form.
Strike Zone is the ideal spot for your next event. We'll provide the entertainment and food, with customized packages available for you to choose from. With 24 or more people you'll have the entire facility to yourself. We cater to:
- Local clubs
- Youth Leagues
- Family Readiness Groups
- Corporate Parties
- Private Parties
- Retiree parties
- After Prom Parties
- Cosmic or regular bowling
- Shoe rental
- Your choice of music/movie/TV
Food Choices include:
- Pizza, Wings and Hors d'oeuvres
- Pretzels & chips
Price (per person)
- 3 hour event $17
- 2 hour event $15
Need a place to host your next off-site seminar? The Strike Zone offers a casual, relaxed atmosphere that allows you to get away from the stress and interruptions of the office.
- All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet $7 per person
- Coffee and danish $4 per person
For seminar package reservations, please call or visit the bowling center, or complete the online request form.
From balls and shoes to bags and accessories, we have the largest inventory and most reasonable prices in the area! Our pro shop is also operated by an IBPSIA (International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructor Association) and USBC (United States Bowling Congress) coaching certified professional, which means you'll get the one-on-one expert advice you deserve when purchasing equipment.
Selecting a Bowling Ball
Selecting a Bowling Ball
Bowlers from beginners to experienced league players depend on their equipment to improve their scores and increase the amount of fun they have while bowling. Most people don’t have the time or the opportunity to try all the balls available to see which one is best for them. It is also hard to know what a ball is going to do before drilling when you cannot try out the ball first. Whether you are just starting out or looking for the ball to win the next tournament a pro shop professional can help make the game more comfortable, higher scoring, and more fun.
The first question asked by people buying their first ball is usually what weight they should use. Many people want a ball lighter than what they should use because their experience with ‘house balls’ has left them with tired and sore hands. A proper fit will allow the bowler to use much less gripping force to hold the ball, allowing a heavier ball to be used for more games with less wear and tear on the bowler’s hands. At Strike Zone we have slings available for the bowler to see the weight of a ball without the grip, allowing the bowler and the professional to separate weight issues from grip issues.
The next element we look at is what ball or type of balls would best help the bowler. For a recreational bowler a polyester or entry level reactive urethane ball will usually work, will come in many bright colors, and can be fitted and drilled for the bowler for less than $100.
A serious league or tournament player may carry an arsenal of 3-6 balls for competition. We try to observe every player on the lanes before we decide what would help them the best and usually give the bowler 2-3 choices. This allows the customer to pick a favorite color or brand of ball from the selections.
The fit of the bowling ball is a crucial step in the process. An incorrect fit can leave a bowler with cuts or calluses, and will make their hand tired or sore quickly. We take 10-15 minutes measuring hole size, span (distances between holes), and pitches (angle of the holes). A bowling ball should stay on a bowler’s hand with a minimum of grip pressure, allowing gravity to control the release at the bottom of the swing. This is where having an experienced, certified pro shop operator do your work.
Strike Zone Bowling Center is an IBPSIA (International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Assoc.) member pro shop. The manager has been drilling bowling balls for more than 15 years, including 2 years for the United States Bowling Congress, Open Championships. He is also a 5 year member of the PBA. Here is your opportunity to take advantage of a highly qualified driller with the best prices in the area on all ball lines.
|Weekdays (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)||$2.50 per person/game|
|Weekends & Evenings(after 5:00 pm)||$3.25 per person/game|
|Shoe Rental||$2.00 per pair|
|Locker Rental||$20.00 per year (Sep - Aug)
$10.00 per year (after Jan 1)
Strike Zone Bowling
Phone: (717) 245-4109
Behind Collins Hall
686 Letort Lane
Carlisle, PA 17013
Hours of Operation
(Summer Hours) Memorial Day - Labor Day
Mon-Tue-Wed 8:30am-8pm; Thur-Fri 8:30am-9pm
Sat 1-9pm and Sun CLOSED
(Winter Hours) Labor Day - Memorial Day
Sat 1-8pm (except during Youth Bowling Nov-Mar 9am-9pm)