BOWLING AT VESTLIA
Welcome to Vestlia’s new bowling alley with 8 lanes. We have everything you need to spend a nice evening bowling; shoes, bowling balls – and eight new, glossy professional lanes. All you have to bring is good mood and good friends.
Opening hours Vestlia Bowling
Friday 16.00 pm – 22.00 pm and Saturday 14.00 – 22.00 pm. Sunday 12.00 – 15,00
Price: NOK 350 per hour per lane
DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT BOWLING?
Wikipedia tells that historical discoveries show that the earliest forms of bowling date back to Ancient Egypt around 3200 BC while others think that this sport began in Germany about 300 AD. There is substantial evidence that a form of bowling was popular in England in 1366, when King Edward III allegedly outlawed it to keep his troops focused on archery practice, even though he had his own bowling alley for himself and his family. Martin Luther also enjoyed bowling. In an ancient speech, which is by historians considered credible, it has been told that Sir Francis Drake wanted to finish his game of bowling before defeating the Spanish Armada.
Initially there were people who put out the cones, so-called “pinboys” but in 1952 Gottfried Schmidt’s automatic pinspotter was produced and introduced. This led to less waste of time and made the sport even more popular.
The first bowling alley in Norway was opened in Bergen in 1960, followed by Oslo in 1961. The popularity was particularly due to the automatic cone-machine that was invented in the 1950s. It increased in the end of the 90s. In 2002 there were about 100 bowling alleys in Norway.