Are you looking for a fun, inclusive, and affordable activity to enroll your child in this fall and winter? If so, look no further than youth 5 Pin bowling!

Everyone loves to go bowling, and it can be especially rewarding for kids. Being part of a team means meeting new friends (or signing up with friends!), getting exercise and having fun!

For over 50 years, Youth Bowl Canada (YBC) has brought the joy and excitement of 5 Pin bowling to generation after generation of young people. In fact, the program has had over 2.2 million registered bowlers since its inception!

YBC is available at a bowling centre near you. Click here to find your local centre!

Looking for more information? Read on!

What is Youth Bowl Canada (YBC)? Youth Bowl Canada is a nationally organized youth bowling program for bowlers ages 3 to 19. From British Columbia to Newfoundland, Youth Bowl Canada is the largest organized youth bowling program in Canada.

What does it cost? Youth bowling is a very affordable sport to play, especially compared to other activities. While costs can vary slightly from location to location and by age division, the base registration fee is $15 for the season, with the weekly cost ranging from approximately $5 – $12 per week. Exact costs are determined by each program.

What does youth bowling entail? Bowlers belonging to Youth Bowl Canada bowl weekly in their league, and have access to fun and competitive tournaments (optional), as well as certified coaching. Bowlers are placed on a team with others their age so they can easily make friends and socialize. Our exciting rewards program ensures that bowlers are recognized for their achievements throughout the season. While each program may vary, the bowling season typically runs from September to April.

Where can I find a Youth Bowl Canada program? Almost anywhere! Simply click here to find a bowling centre near you and inquire about their Youth Bowl Canada program.

If you have further questions about the Youth Bowl Canada program, you should take a look at this list of FAQ's. Alternatively, you may contact your local 5 Pin bowling centre, or Bowl Ontario 5 Pin's office at

9-tallWhy should I enroll my child? The reasons to participate in youth bowling are limitless, but here are just a few:

  • Bowling is fun, exciting and rewarding
  • It’s a great opportunity to make friends
  • Bowling is great exercise for kids
  • Bowling is played in a safe, non-aggressive environment
  • Bowling is extremely affordable
  • Kids learn the values of sportsmanship and fair play
  • Total inclusivity – nobody sits on the bench in bowling!

Join today!


Watch the exciting video below containing many highlights from the 2015 YBC National Championships!

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