The coronavirus has affected a lot of sports in town, but the Dawson Creek Bowling Leagues started up right on time.
YBC and Youth Bowl Canada, however, will be starting in October, a month later than usual.
League bowling nights aren’t totally the same — bowlers can’t high five after every strike and spare, and teams don’t switch lanes every other game — but the general experience the same.
“I’ve been bowling and high fiving regularly for a lot of years so it’s a lot different,” said co-owner Riley Beaulieu.
Bowlers need to have their own bowling balls, or are assigned a pair to use the entire night. The leagues saw some regular players leave but found others interested to play.
“Most players are following the rules and it’s running smoothly, but it feels different,” Beaulieu said.
Though there won’t be any tournaments anytime soon, bowling fans are still able to get out and have fun once a week.