Game Details

Ice Bowling

How to Play

Make 5 bowling pins by placing 1 cup of water in each of 5 large plastic bottles. Make bowling balls by nearly filling 2 large milk jugs with water and freezing them outside overnight. To play, set the bowling pins in a triangle at 1 end of the ice. Place the bowling balls 10 or 15 steps away.

In turn, each player has 3 tries at sliding the bowling balls toward the pins to see how many he can knock down. 1 point is given for each pin.

The player with the most points wins the game.


• Wear an appropriate CSA approved hockey/skating helmet. Knee and elbow pads are also recommended for beginner skaters.
• Wear supportive and properly fitted skates.
• Rinks are always safer than ponds. When skating on natural bodies of water make sure the ice is at least 4 inches thick and an adult is present providing supervision.
• Avoid walking or playing on ice that is on or near moving water.
• Skate in the same direction as the crowd when participating in recreational public skates.