Duckpin Bowling in Indianapolis

Duckpin Bowling in Indianapolis

Sunday, Feb. 26

Have some "spare" time?

Join your fellow Huskies from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Fountain Square Theatre Building in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a vintage game of duckpin bowling.

Duckpin bowling, which is similar to ten-pin bowling but played with a smaller ball and shorter pins, rose to popularity during the 1920s and spread along the east coast. Today, duckpin houses are still found only in the eastern states with the exception of two locations in Indianapolis, the only authentic duckpin bowling in the Midwest!

Attendees will enjoy bowling, shoe rental, appetizers and one drink with each paid registration. Lanes are reserved for bowling from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Malerie Schumaker assistant director of NIU Foundation and alumni events at or 815-753-5088. All sales are final. There are no refunds.

Event Information

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Young Alumni (32 and younger) $5 in advance or at the door


2:00PM - 4:00PM Sun 26 Feb 2023, Eastern timezone


Fountain Square Theatre Building
1105 Prospect Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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2-2:30 p.m.—Socialize with appetizers and a drink
2:30-3:30 p.m.—Bowling
3:30-4 p.m.—11th Frame 

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