Helen Newman Bowling Center


  • Per the Cornell University updated guidelines on July 30, 2021, all patrons to the bowling alley must wear a mask and physically distance when possible, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Individuals with a registered and active Cornell affiliation may use the lanes. We currently are unable to service individuals outside of the Cornell community.

The Helen Newman Bowling Center features everything you need for serious competition or fun-loving bowling:

  • 16 lanes
  • Pro Shop
  • Food and beverage lounge (Closed until further notice)
  • Arcade games (Closed until further notice)
  • CD Jukebox 
  • Rock-n-Bowl
  • Personalized Service

Individual Rates

Individual Open-Play Rates *Credit card only; NO CASH!

Individuals $3.50 per game
Seniors & children under 12 $3.00 per game
Shoe Rental $2.50

Group Reservation Information - Updates (9/1/2021)

Group Lane Rental Rates (not to exceed 4 people per lane). Monday through Saturday—$20 per lane/per hour.

Fill out the Reservation form to reserve lanes for groups (ex. unit/division celebrations, birthday parties). The maximum facility capacity is 60. Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours in advance or you will be billed for the reservation in full. No exceptions.

Please note: Helen Newman Hall is on North Campus, and a large construction project is underway in this area over the next 3 years. If you are travelling by foot or bus, you should have no trouble. However, if you are travelling by car and looking for parking options, you may want to contact transportation services (607) 255-4600 to get advice on the best parking lot options available to you.

Special Services

  • Sanctioned leagues for men, women and couples on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM and an informal league for retirees on Friday mornings. Individual bowlers who would like to be on a league team are welcome to contact us, as are existing teams that would like to join one of our leagues.
  • Bumper bowling for children (reservations suggested)
  • Fund raising events for non-for-profit organizations
  • Rock & Bowl - Friday nights at 9:30 PM
  • Red Pin Bowling Friday & Saturday nights 9:30 PM till midnight (get a strike with a RED Headpin and receive a free game of bowling for your next visit). Available by request for special events.


Bowling Center Hours for Fall 2021:

Monday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday Closed


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