Paradise Lanes is a bowling center in southeast Calgary, located in the 3500 block of 17th Avenue SE. It is located on the south side of 17th Avenue in the basement of a strip mall.
Paradise was the first five-pin center in Calgary to offer automatic scoring. It features a ProScore automatic scoring system. This system can automatically track and eliminate bowlers participating in the centre's "strike it rich" contest during league play. This system also allows Paradise Lanes to offer a computerized bingo bowling game. The scoring monitors are now Sony Bravia 40-inch LCD monitors.
The establishment is licensed and offers a limited amount of snacks, deep fried foods, hot dogs, and sub sandwiches.
The facility is no stranger to hosting major events. It has hosted the Youth Bowling Council National Championships on multiple occasions. It has also hosted the Golden Age National championships and most recently co-hosted the 2013 Master Bowlers Nationals.
It is home to the annual Autumn Open, a major cash bowling tournament that is part of the Western Canadian Bowling Tour.
Paradise traditionally has had a high scoring pace, having reported numerous perfect games through its history.
It retains a large and loyal base of league bowlers and is family owned.
- Access Level: Basement
- Lanes: 18
- Lane surface: Synthetic.
- Pinsetters: String - Schmid SW-1.
- Automatic Scoring: Paule ProScore.
- Restaurant Capabilities: Light Fare.
- Parking: There is reasonable street and angle parking here, however parking is restricted to two hours in the daylight hours. If you park at the optician you may get towed.
- Transit: Routes 1, 26 and 57 have an eastbound stop in front of the bowling centre. It is also served by the Max Purple line.
Address: 3411 - 17 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta