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Chester Creek Concert Series Announced

We are proud to announce the 2015 Chester Creek Concert Series summer lineup.  This will be the most diverse group of musical acts we have hosted, and will prove to be a highlight of your summer!  Where else can you enjoy a weekly taste of Duluth’s spectacular music scene in a family friendly environment without having to stay up past your bedtime?

Concerts are always free, and are located at the Chester Bowl Park stage, adjacent to the playground, at 1801 East Skyline Parkway.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Concessions are on site.  Thank you to Midwest Communications for being our media sponsor!  Our promotional poster can be found here.

Please call the Chester Creek Concert Hotline after 6:00 PM to check for cancellations: 218-730-4326.  We hope to see you at the shows!

June 2: North Shore Big Band (Big Band)
June 9: Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank (Americana)
June 16: Pot Bellied Stallions (70s – 90s) .  This show starts with special program from 7-7:15, commemorating Thom Storm’s 40 years of commitment and leadership to Chester Park and the surrounding community.
June 23: Woodblind (Acoustic Ska/Reggae)
June 30: Brothers Burn Mountain (Original Blues Duo)
July 7: Borderstone (Traditional Gospel/Folk)
July 14: Fishheads (Lively Bluegrass)
July 21: Gentleman’s Anti-Temperance League (Gypsy Jazz/Swing)
July 28: Sound, Inc. (60s -70s)
August 4: Charlie Parr (Folk)

The rain dates are August 11 and 18  at 6:30, and August 25 at 6:00, as needed.

Photos from Thom’s Retirement

Thanks to Jeremy Kershaw who documented Thom’s rockin’ Retirement party. Here’s what you missed if you didn’t make it.

Thom’s Retirement Party May 1st!

Please join us in celebrating Thom’s well-deserved retirement from Chester Bowl!

We are celebrating on Friday, May 1st from 6-8pm at Somers Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica. This is a casual, family friendly event, and we hope everyone who knows Thom can come!  Join us for cake, beverages, and conversation with friends.  No RSVP’s necessary.

You can view the invitation HERE.

End of Winter Survey

Thank you for another fantastic winter season at Chester Bowl!

We are always looking for ways to improve our program- and you can help!

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey.  It will help us be even better in the future!

http://goo.gl/forms/umfv9MeVCb

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:

2014 banquet 2 2014 banquet 3

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.

Support Programs at Chester Bowl

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

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Hours & Events

Chester Creek Concert Series
All concerts are at 7pm, and are free!

June 30th: Brothers Burn Mountain (Original Blues Duo)
July 7: Borderstone (Traditional Gospel/Folk)
July 14: Fishheads (Bluegrass)
July 21: Gentleman's Anti-Temperance League (Gypsy Jazz/Swing)
July 28: Sound Inc. (60's-70's)
August 4: Charlie Parr (Folk)
Rain dates if needed August 11 (6:30), August 18th (6:30), and August 25th (6:00)

Coming up: Fall Fest!
Saturday September 19th, 9:30-4:30
Rain date 9/20

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.

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