More FREE ways to keep kids active during summer days. We are fortunate to have several local business participating in the Kids Skate Free and Kids Bowl Free summer initiatives. These freebies are great not only on rainy days but also during those heat waves when even the die-hard outdoor kids are grumbling.
Both of our local Interskate 91 locations are participating in the Kids Skate Free program. When you register your children (only children ages 12 and under are eligible) at the Kids Skate Free site, you will receive email coupons each Sunday evening during the summer. Those coupons may be printed and redeemed for a free skating session during these times:
Interskate North (367 Russell Street, Hadley -- passes accepted for children age 12 and under):
Thursday, 5-8 p.m.
Friday, 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30-6 p.m.
Interskate South (2043 Boston Road, Wilbraham -- passes accepted for children age 13 and under):
Friday, 5-9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
There is a $4/child registration fee for this program.
Skate rental is not included with the coupon. If your child does not have skates, rental runs $4.71.
The Kids Bowl Free program is open to kids 15 and under, when accompanied by an adult. Similar to the skate program, you can register your child on the KidsBowlFree.com site to participate at one location. Email coupons will be sent to you each Sunday. You print and present the coupons during one of the Kids Bowl Free sessions at your local bowling center -- check each location link before you register to see which days would work for your family and your kids' ages (each location may vary participation requirements).
The following bowling centers are participating locally:
Agawam Bowl, 359 Walnut St. Ext., Agawam
Bogey Lanes, 199 North Brookfield Road, East Brookfield
Spare Time, 129 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT
Pinz Entertainment, 367 Russell St., Hadley
Shaker Bowl, 168 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow
Spare Time, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton
You can redeem the coupon at all sites Monday - Sunday depending on hours of operation.
There may be others worth driving to for some of you in the eastern part of the 413. You can find a complete list of participating locations here.
Shoe rental is not included with the coupon.
With both programs, children must be accompanied by an adult. Coupons are good only for children. Adults must pay regular admission to participate (but not to supervise).