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Summer Adventure Program Registration Forms Available

Summer Adventure Program registration forms are now available! Completed registrations are accepted beginning 9 am, March 23rd.

See our full informational post with forms at http://www.chesterbowl.org/2015-adventure-program/.

 

Year End Banquet and final race results

What a fantastic winter and racing season!  Thank you to everyone who came out to compete or volunteer as part of our races.

Now, we want to celebrate!  Our year end Ski Banquet is Friday, April 17th, 6pm, at the Denfeld High School Cafeteria.

All skiers, snowboarders & their families are invited to attend our annual ski banquet, featuring spaghetti, bread sticks, tossed salad & desserts. Awards will be given to all racers, regardless of how they placed this season. Cost is $7/each, with children 5 & under free. The family rate is $25 if paid by Friday, April 10, at 5:00 PM. After that, it will be $8/each & $30/family until the Tuesday, April 15, 5:00 PM deadline.  Reservations must be paid for in advance, as we will be charged for the number of people we tell the food service staff are attending.

The registration form to fill out is here.  You can print it out to mail in or drop off in person (at ski returns!) along with a check.

At the banquet, we will recognize every child who raced this year (even if they only raced once), and every child will go home with something!  We also will have trophies for the top three children in each category.  These results were based on the top 4 times from the 6 races, and children must have raced in at least four of the six races to be eligible.

You can find the year end race results for skiers here.  Results for snowboarders are here.  Any racer with a listing of “DSQ” did not meet the four race minimum to be considered for year end awards.  Qualifying racers are then listed in order of finish.  For each race, the winner gets a score of 10, second place 9, etc.  If there are 10 or more racers everyone at 10th place and below gets a 1.  We add  up the top four races for each racer to get a score for the end of the season, with the highest score being the winner.

We hope to see everyone at the year end banquet- with an anti-climactic early end to the season, it will be wonderful to bring our community back together to celebrate.

Thank you,

Thom, Dave, and Sam

 

Pictures from 2014:

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Ski Returns 3/30, 3/31, and 4/1

Now that the ski season is over, we have the task of collecting over 850 sets of skis, boots, poles & helmets that were rented.

Here is our collection schedule.

 

Monday, March 30, 5:30-7:30

Last names beginning with A-J

 

Tuesday, March 31, 5:30-7:30

Last name beginning with K-Q

 

Wednesday, April 1, 5:30-7:30

Last names beginning with R-Z

 

Please do the following-

1.  Wipe off all equipment

2.  Buckle ski boots

3.  Put a rubber band around ski poles

 

If you can not come on your assigned night, come on any night.

PLEASE make every effort to bring back your skis during the ski return nights.     It makes a tremendous amount of extra work for the staff to call all the families that do not return their skis on time & set up individual appointments for them.

 

We still need 5 volunteers to help collect skis on Wednesday April 1, from 5:15-7:45.  If you can help us out, please email your name & phone # to:

chesterbowlpark@gmail.com

 

Thanks for supporting your park!

 

Thom, Dave & Sam

Chester Bowl Chairlift closed for season

Due to the warm weather and rapidly deteriorating snow conditions, the Chester Bowl Chairlift is now closed for the season.
Anyone that had signed up to volunteer in the concession stand through March 22nd, still gets credit for their hours.

Even though we will not be having our annual parent race this Sunday, March 15th, the FAMILY POT LUCK  B-B-Q AND PICNIC WILL BE HELD FROM 12-2:30. We have 150 hot dogs for the grill, along with numerous cans of pop & juice from the concessions stand. We will provide plates, napkins, & utensils.  Bring your own grill items if you wish & a dish to share.
Come over and see your friends & help celebrate a successful ski season!

Kiwanis Trophy Race

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Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 28th

Our Winter Carnival is Saturday, February 28th, from 1-4pm.

The event is free and open to anyone!  It is outdoors, so please dress for the weather.  The carnival will feature many fun games and activities including snow golf, a tug of war, a limbo contest on skis and snowboards, hay rides, mini-snowmobile rides, marshmallow roasting, an uphill ski and snowboard race, a “drop the puck” challenge”, other outdoor games, and more!

We are still looking for additional volunteers for the event. Please contact us at the chalet at 724-9832 if you are able to volunteer.

The hill will be open for skiing and snowboarding as usual between  11 and 4:30, but there will be no Saturday lessons.  The free carnival does not include a daily lift tickets; these are just $6.

February 22nd Race POSTPONED

The Kiwanis trophy ski race, scheduled for this Sunday, February 22, has been postponed due to forecasted cold weather.  It will now be held on Sunday, March 1.

Anyone that volunteered to bring hot dogs or snacks to the race is asked to now bring them next weekend. If you were scheduled to help with the race, please contact us only if you can not volunteer next weekend.

A decision on if the lift will be open on Sunday, will be made early Sunday morning, looking at the most current weather information.

All ski and snowboard lessons will be held Saturday as scheduled.

Chester Bowl CLOSED Sunday, February 22nd

The CHESTER BOWL CHAIRLIFT WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, Sunday, February 22nd,

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due to frigid temperatures and wind chills.

We will open tomorrow, Monday, February 23rd, from 4:30 to 8:30.

Season Pass Holder Benefits

As a Chester Bowl Season Pass Holder, you can receive great benefits as many of our partner ski areas!  We truly appreciate the generosity of ALL of these recreation areas, and we hope that you can take advantage of these deals!  Each of these applies to each person in a family with a season pass.

 

MOUNT ASHWABAY

Bring your Chester Bowl season pass to their ticket window, to get a free lift ticket for the day.  No restrictions or black out dates.  Can be used once per season.

 

GIANT’S RIDGE

Bring your Chester Bowl season pass to their ticket window, to get a free lift ticket for the day. Available Sundays through Fridays.  Restrictions:  No Saturdays, Feb 8 or President’s Day Weekend.  Can be used once per season.

 

LUTSEN

To redeem, you must come to Chester Bowl in person & talk to Thom, Dave or Sam and get a code.  No phone or email codes.  Restrictions: No Saturdays or President’s Day Weekend.  Can be used once per season.

 

MOUNT DU LAC

Bring your Chester Bowl season pass to their ticket window, to get a free lift ticket for the day.  No black out dates.

NEW BENEFIT! Chester Bowl Season Pass holders now can get a free lift ticket to MDL once each month for the months of January, February & March.  Not available for taking part in ski races.

 

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN

Bring your Chester Bowl season pass to their ticket window, to get a free lift ticket for the day.  No restrictions or black out dates.  Can be used once per season.  Chester Bowl season tickets holders can also buy a Spirit Mountain season pass for $99 until Feb. 1st.

 

When you redeem your free tickets from our sponsors, please thank the staff and management for their support of  Chester Bowl.

 

Happy Skiing & Boarding!

Freestyle Fridays 2015

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Freestyle Fridays kicks of Friday January 2nd at 1 pm!

For the first event, January 2nd, it is at 1pm because we are open for day hours as the kids are out of school. Each of the other weeks it starts at 6pm.

We’ll see  you there!

Support Programs at Chester Bowl

CBIC is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.

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Hours & Events

CHAIRLIFT CLOSED FOR THE SEASON due to warm weather, deteriorating conditions, and a rapidly flowing Chester Creek!

SKI RETURNS
Mon. 3/30 (last names A-J)
Tues. 3/31 (last names K-Q)
Wed. 4/1 (last names R-Z)
5:30-7:30 each day
If you can not come on your assigned night, come on any night.
ALL RENTAL EQUIPMENT RETURNED

SKI AND SNOWBOARD BANQUET
Friday, April 17th
6-8pm End of the season ski/snowboard banquet at the Denfeld H.S. Cafeteria. More details will be sent out later.

THOM'S RETIREMENT PARTY!
Friday, May 1st
6-8pm Somers Lounge, College of St. Scholastica

Contact

Chester Bowl Improvement Club
1801 East Skyline
Duluth, MN 55812
phone: (218) 724-9832


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Inclusiveness Policy

Chester Bowl Improvement Club (CBIC) is deeply committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment in the park and in our programs. CBIC is committed to preventing bullying and harassment in our community and expect all program participants to sign our Peace in the Parks pledge. For both employment and access to programs and activities, the CBIC will not engage in discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation including gender identity.