Welcome to the Tiger Lanes Bowling Alley!

About Tiger Lanes

This state of the art facility was built with the student in mind and aims to provide the best student experience possible. The Tiger Lanes in the Turbon Student Center features six bowling lanes with string pinsetters, a surround sound music system, and 3 state of the art projectors to broadcast your favorite television shows.

Bowling Agreement

To ensure the understanding of polices and safety, every bowler needs to complete a Bowling Agreement prior to bowling their first game.

Bowling Agreement

What are our fees?

Payments can be made in cash or by using the Alamo College District Marketplace

Pay Online 


Bowling

Current SPC Students (with valid Alamo Student ID- must have Fall 2018 sticker on back)

1 free game daily
After free game, $1.25 plus tax per game

SPC Faculty & Staff (with valid Alamo ID) $2.50 plus tax per game
General Public & ACD Community Members $3.50 plus tax per game

Bowling Shoe Rental

Current SPC Students (with valid Alamo Student ID- must have Fall 2018 sticker on back) Free
SPC Faculty & Staff (with valid Alamo ID) $1.00 plus tax
General Public & ACD Community Members $2.00 plus tax
Shoe Replacement Fee $80.00 plus tax

Pair of Socks

All Bowlers 

$1.00 plus tax
Socks are required with all shoe rentals 


Semester Membership Passes (Eligible to All Bowlers)

Includes unlimited bowling and shoe rentals  $30 plus tax per person half semester

Tiger Tuesdays (All Day)

Anyone wearing SPC gear enjoys discounted games and shoe rentals!

$1.00 plus tax per game
$0.75 plus tax per shoe rental 


*fees are subject to change at anytime

*For reservation inquires contact Destiny Harper-Lane at dharper24@alamo.edu or 210-486-2241

Tiger Lanes Rules & Expectations

Each bowler/visitor, parent, or group point of contact visiting Tiger Lanes must agree to the following safety and house rules:

Safety Rules

Participation Disclaimer – Bowlers/visitors must be cautious when bowling or using the Tiger Lanes facility. Bowling is an active, competitive sport that requires physical ability, coordination, and skill. As a result, the sport may present dangerous situations and the risk of serious injury. Due to the physical requirements of bowling, a fall, accident, or injury may occur regardless of the condition of the approach and other areas within Tiger Lanes. Please bowl with caution and at your own risk.

Individual Responsibility- Bowlers/visitors must practice safety at all times. Each parent or adult in charge, especially when children are bowling or present, is responsible for teaching each person in their group the safety rules and making sure they are followed. Outside community members and SPC students, Faculty, and Staff are also responsible for ensuring they and anyone in their party follow house rules. Anyone who violates a rule could be subject to losing their Tiger Lanes bowling privileges.

Approach - No food or drink is allowed on the approach (official bowling area leading up to the pins).  Slippery, wet, or sticky spots may impact a bowler's delivery, causing them to fall or seriously injure themselves. Bowlers should always inspect the approach each time before bowling and make adjustments as needed. If the approach is sticky or slippery, stop bowling and ask a Department of Student Life (DSL) staff member for assistance.

Ball and Shoes - Bowling shoes must be worn at all times while bowling. It is also encouraged that the correct fit for bowling balls and shoes are selected for safety and comfort.  See a DSL staff member for help selecting or changing a ball or shoes if needed. Bowlers should remove bowling shoes prior to leaving the alley. Should you leave Tiger Lanes in your bowling shoes, you must clean the soles of your shoes before bowling, as moisture or a sticky substance on the sole of a shoe can cause falls and serious injury.

Foul Line – All lanes are treated regularly with oil and are extremely slippery. Crossing the foul line can cause a fall and serious injury. After crossing the foul line, clean the soles of shoes before bowling.  Ask a DSL staff member for help if needed.

Tripping Hazards – Bowlers/visitors must watch for step-ups to and from the approach or seating areas. Bowlers should keep all clothing, bags, and personal items clear of walking paths to avoid tripping. You are encouraged to use a locker if available to safeguard your items (see DSL staff at the front desk for details). Please notify a DSL staff member about any tripping hazard right away for immediate correction.

Equipment - Mechanical equipment is dangerous and can cause injuries. If a ball or pin is stuck or the bumper must be raised or lowered, ask a DSL staff member for assistance.

Ball Return - The ball return has multiple moving parts. Serious injury can result from reaching into the ball return opening. Keep hands away from the ball return and ball return tray. Watch children. 

House Expectations

Each bowler will have access to a lane for only one game at a time. After one game is complete, students must join a wait list (if applicable) to bowl again and will be subject to a gaming fee for each additional game.

Tiger Lane staff will manage the bowler information and game progress of each lane. The use of vulgar or disrespectful names on monitors is prohibited. Should a bowler need to be added or removed, please see a Department of Student Life (DSL) staff member for support.

DSL staff will strive to serve bowlers/visitors in a friendly and courteous manner. No person will be denied service on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability or age.

DSL staff may refuse service or access to the bowling alley based on a bowler’s/visitor’s inappropriate behavior or dress. Clothing displaying objectionable pictures/words may not be worn. Disruptive behavior (i.e. rough play or fighting) or the use of profanity/foul language is also prohibited. Bowlers/visitors must remain respectful and courteous to those around them. Those found in violation of SPC, Alamo Colleges District, or Student Code of Conduct policies are subject to having their bowling privileges revoked and conduct investigations.

No items deemed illegal, dangerous, or that encourages aggressive behavior is permitted in the bowling alley. Those found in violation of SPC, Alamo Colleges District, or Student Code of Conduct policies are subject to having their bowling privileges revoked and conduct investigations.

Outside food and drinks are only allowed at the two tables in the back of Tiger Lanes (unless special arrangements have been made for additional tables or permission is given for special events). Drinks with lids may be enjoyed near the couches and lane console, but should never be placed on the console, ball return, or couches. Any spills that are made must be cleaned immediately.

Climbing on/over equipment and furniture is not allowed. Please also refrain from sitting on tables, lane consoles, the floor near couches, and on the approach as all paths must remain clear at all times. Each lane may only have 5 bowlers/visitors sitting on couches and participating in a game at one time. To promote optimum safety, there is a maximum capacity of 50 people for the Tiger Lanes Bowling Alley.

DSL staff may, in its sole discretion, delay, suspend or end a bowling game or suspend or cancel a bowler’s use of the alley in whole or in part and at any time for any reason without penalty or refund.

DSL will strive to satisfy any obligation to a bowler/visitor concerning a claim or dispute relating to the use of Tiger Lanes by refunding the bowling fee paid (if applicable). Disputes can only be made by the impacted bowler/visitor (or parent/POC) on the date such obligation arose.

DSL is not liable for delays, postponements or other circumstances related to or caused by circumstances beyond its control including but not limited to the unavailability of lanes, loss of electricity, inclement weather, scheduling, fire, or flood.

DSL will have no liability or responsibility for injury to, or loss, theft or property damage suffered by a bowler/visitor while in Tiger Lanes, except to the extent such loss/damage is caused by DSL’s willful misconduct. 

DSL will not keep score except by its automatic scoring equipment and is not responsible for equipment failure.

Bowlers/visitors may not display decorating or promotional material without DSL's permission.

About Reservations

Tiger Lanes Reservation Guide

The Department of Student Life is honored to offer Tiger Lanes as a fun and safe space to meet your bowling needs. The Tiger Lanes in the Turbon Student Center features six bowling lanes with string pinsetters, a surround sound music system, and 3 state of the art projectors to broadcast your favorite television shows. Thank you for choosing to host your event at Tiger Lanes and we look forward to helping you have a memorable event!

Submit a Reservation 

We have two sources of payment for bowling fees: you may pay before or on the day of your event using the Alamo College District Marketplace or use cash the day of the event. Please contact dharper24@alamo.edu or 210-486-2241 if you would like to inquire about other payment possibilities.

Reservation Descriptions

SPC Student Reservation Pricing:

Applies to any lane reservation for exclusive gatherings meant only for students and student organizations and their members. Reservations are encouraged when groups want to guarantee lane availability for a specific date and/or duration of time. Up to 3 lanes can be reserved for a group.

  • SPC Students: Individual reserving and all bowlers participating must be currently enrolled in at least 1 SPC class and have a valid ID for special pricing.
  • SPC Chartered & Registered Student Organizations: Organization must be in compliance with the Department of Student Life and have an active portal in Org Sync for special pricing. Bowlers must be members of the organization and captured on current membership roster.
SPC Faculty & Staff Reservation Pricing:

Applies to any lane reservation made by SPC faculty & staff for official gatherings meant for their SPC department and its staff. Special pricing only for SPC department employees only; up to 3 lanes can be reserved for a group.

Outside Groups & Community Members Reservation Pricing:

Any party (birthday, alumni, reunion, anniversary, retirement, family gathering, etc.) or event that is not affiliated with a student group or SPC department (as defined above), or which is primarily open to non-SPC community members, will be charged general public rates regardless of the status of the person making the reservation. This will also include Alamo College District colleges students, faculty, and staff, as well as District Support Office partners. Up to 3 lanes can be reserved for a group.

Private Parties Pricing:

Booking a private party use allows a group to have exclusive use of the entire Tiger Lanes facility and is dependent upon SPC staff availability. 

This rate includes 2 hours of unlimited use of Tiger Lanes, shoes, and access to up to 4 tables for food and drinks. There is a $25 per hour for each additional hour beyond 2 hours. Note: If the Private Party is outside the regular Tiger Lanes operating hours, an additional charge will be incurred.

Additional Charges:

Early Building Opening or Late Building Closing: $50 per hour

Approved Building Opening During College/Department Closure (subject to Administration approval): $150 for 4 hours, $50 per hour for each additional hour

Excessive Cleaning Fee: $25 per hour/$50 minimum

Damaged/Stolen Items: Bowling Shoes – $80; Bowling Ball – $50 

Excessive Cleaning Fee:

It is the reserving group’s responsibility to ensure the space they reserve is restored to its original condition. If reserved space if left with debris, empty receptacles, used supplies, etc. or not returned to the same condition it was at the beginning of the reservation, they may be subject to being charged an excessive cleaning fee of $25 per hour with a $50 minimum charge.

All Reservations within the Tiger Lanes must be made 1 week in advance and can be made for up to 3 lanes at a time. Private parties (reserving all 6 lanes) can be made for up to 2 hours for a flat fee of $325. Additional hours will be charged at $25 per hour for each additional hour. 

Reservation Fees

Lane Reservation Fees* All payments are either cash or debit/credit card in the ACD Marketplace only

Pay Online 

Bowling and Shoes Included

Current SPC Students (with valid ID) $15.00 per lane per hour plus tax (5 bowlers/lane max.); Free Shoe Rental
SPC Registered Clubs & Organizations

$15.00 per lane per hour plus tax (5 bowlers/lane max.); Free Shoe Rental

SPC Faculty & Staff Departments $20.00 per lane per hour plus tax (5 bowlers/lane max.); Free Shoe Rental
Outside Groups & Community Members (to include Alamo College District colleges students, faculty, and staff, as well as District Support Office partners) $30.00 per lane per hour plus tax (5 bowlers/lane max.); Free Shoe Rental
Private Party Rates $325 (includes all 6 Lanes, Free Shoe Rental, and use of 4 tables for 2 hours)

*fees are subject to change at anytime

*For additional reservation inquires contact Destiny Harper-Lane at dharper24@alamo.edu or 210.486.2241

  • Summer 2018 (May 28 - July 26)
    Monday - Thursday (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

    Friday and Saturday (Closed)

    Summer 2018 (July 30 - August 31):
    Monday - Thursday (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

    Friday (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

    Saturdays (Closed)

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
     

    *Tiger Lanes may be closed or operate under reduced hours before & during college breaks and holidays

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
     

    *Tiger Lanes may be closed or operate under reduced hours before & during college breaks and holidays

Contact Information

Director of Student Success:
Dr. Angela McPherson Williams/Dr. Angie Mac, Ph.D
awilliams284@alamo.edu
210-486-2090
MLK Turbon Student Center (TSC), 110B
Associate Director of Student Success:
Destiny Harper-Lane, ABD
dharper24@alamo.edu
210-486-2241
MLK Turbon Student Center (TSC), 110C
Administrative Services Specialist:
Rose Kyle-Bankston
rguillory@alamo.edu
210-486-2135
MLK Turbon Student Center (TSC), 110