Construction at the BYU-Idaho Bowling Center

When students return to BYU-Idaho for the fall semester, they’ll notice a change in the bowling center located in the Manwaring Center.

For year, Ricks College and BYU-Idaho offered bowling classes to students. The Bowling Center was designed for that purpose, but now things are changing.

Harold Rose, the bowling and roller skating supervisor, says it’s time to get rid of the classroom look and make it a better place for students to hang out.

“We just feel like it’s time to update the look of the bowling alley,” he said. “We have always been built to serve as a classroom from when we had classes before and we felt like it was time to do away with that look since we don’t have classes for bowling any longer.”

As part of the renovation, the bowling center will feature new furniture, seats, carpet, lighting, audio systems, shoes, bowling balls, an eating area and more.

Rose explains that in the end, it’s all about the students.

“Our hope in the end is that more students feel free to come to the Manwaring Center to find something to do,” Rose said.

The Bowling Center is set to be open on September 10.

On September 10, 11 and 12, the Bowling Center will be open to all employees and their families for free.

On September 13 and 14, the Bowling Center will be open for all students to use for free before the start of the semester.

For more information, visit or call 208-496-7460.