safety

  • Please be careful when bowling or using the facilities of the center. Bowling is an active, competitive sport requiring physical conditioning, coordination and skill and can present dangerous situations.
  • Each parent, when children are bowling or present, is responsible for teaching each child the Safety Rules and making sure the rules are followed.
  • Wear bowling shoes any time you are bowling. Make sure your shoes and your bowling ball fit you correctly. See a Maplewood Lanes staff member for help selecting or changing your ball or shoes. Please clean the soles of your shoes before bowling or when returning from the rest room. Moisture, humidity, or a slippery or sticky substance on the sole of a shoe can cause a fall and serious injury.
  • No food or drink on the lane approach. Slippery, wet or sticky spots can affect a bowler’s slide and delivery and cause a fall and serious injury. Inspect the approach before bowling and make adjustments. Take practice slides. If the approach is sticky or slippery, stop bowling and ask a staff member for assistance.
  • Our bowling lanes are treated and are extremely slippery. Crossing the foul line can cause a fall and serious injury. After crossing the foul line, be sure to clean the soles of shoes before bowling again. Ask a staff member for help.
  • Mechanical equipment is dangerous and can cause injuries. If a ball or pin is stuck or the bumper must be raised or lowered, be sure to ask a staff member for assistance.
  • The ball return has moving parts. Serious injury can result from reaching into the ball return opening. Keep hands away from the ball return and ball return tray.