New lanes installed at Sandstone Lanes
Bowling has been a part of the fabric of Drumheller for generations, and after decades, the lanes at Sandstone Bowling Lanes are getting an upgrade.
Over the last couple of weeks, George Hofbauer of Peterbauer Bowling Supplies of Edmonton has been busy at the local bowling alley installing new synthetic lanes. While the lanes have been refurnished over its lifespan, this it the first major upgrade to the lanes in more than 50 years.
“This is going to be major. There are new pins going in, new backboards and a new glow system,” said Sandstone Lanes manager Shawn Langille. “The lanes glow now, it is going to be phenomenal.”
He explains that much of the major work take place before new floor is installed. This includes sanding, and leveling the exits wood floor before it is overlaid with the new modern materials.
Sandstone lanes has remained opened as the installation takes place
Langille says the synthetic lanes are the most modern material for bowling alleys. They are more durable and have much less maintenance.
The bowling alley has enjoyed resurgence over the last season with league participation and recreational bowling up. The new lane marks a significant investment in the facility.
They are confident that the new lanes are being installed properly, as Hofbauer has 56 years experience in the bowling industry installing lanes and equipment. He said synthetics have developed into the product of choice over the last 20 years and he has installed them all over the province.
The big question is whether the bowlers like the new alley. “They can tell the difference,” laughs Hofbauer. “Yes they like them because their scores go up.”
Look for a grand opening of the new refurbished lanes in the near future.
This is going to be major. There are new pins going in, new backboards and a new glow system. “
George Hofbauer has been installing bowling equipment for 56 years and his latest project are new synthetic lanes being Lanes. installed at Sandstone