TWO years in the planning, the Sure Strike Bowling and Leisure Centre, Queen’s Promenade, Ramsey, opened its doors for business on Saturday (May 7).
The former northern swimming pool has been reborn as a multi-facet facility with ultra-modern ten pin bowling alley, children’s soft play area and American-style cafe. A gym, pro shop and function room will open in coming weeks.
Cutting the ribbon, chairman of Ramsey Commissioners Nigel Malpass said: ‘If we are talking about Ramsey’s regeneration, this personifies it. Today is the start of something big for Ramsey.’
He praised mobile phone company Sure, whose sponsorship set the ball rolling, enabling Alan Price, managing director of Buffalo Bowling and Leisure, to turn his dream into reality.
The centre, which is open from 10am to 11pm daily, is expected to attract 100,000 visitors a year and, as well as individual bowlers, will cater for corporate events and children’s parties.