Fall Fest

  ***UPDATE*** 5:30 am Saturday, 9/20- The weather forecast for today looks great, and Fall Fest is on!  See you at the park!   Please join us for our 30th Annual Fall Fest, Saturday, September 20th, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Suggested donations of $2 will be accepted at the …

2014 Silent Auction

7th Annual Chester Bowl Wine, Beer, Pizza Tasting and Silent Auction November 15th, 2014 6-9 pm Fitgers Spirit of the North Theater and Ballroom. Participating Restaurants Vitta Pizza Midi Restaurant Pizza Luce (more to come … check back soon!) Silent Auction Donors FloweringHeather Photography Jenny Jensen Levy Tree Care Minnesota …

Ski Lottery October 21

*** Please note: this post has been updated to reflect the new Ski Lottery date of October 21 and the new hill cleaning date of October 25. We apologize for the inconvenience. 2014-15 Chester Bowl Ski Program Information Night and Lottery Tuesday, October 21 Approximately 6:15-8:00pm Ordean-East Middle School Cafeteria …

Welcome to Sam Luoma!

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club (CBIC) announced Wednesday that Sam Luoma will become the new Program-Operations Manager. Sam will be working alongside current Executive Director, Thom Storm and in-coming Executive Director, David Schaeffer. Thom will be retiring on April 30, 2015, after more than 40 years of service. Sam and …

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Fall Fest

*** UPDATE*** Saturday morning, 5:30 am

The weather is looking great, and Fall Fest is on!  We will see you in the park!

Fall Fest is Saturday September 20th! Will we see you there? Please see this link for information about Fall Fest and special shuttle and parking instructions for this year.

Ski Lottery October 21

*** Please note: this post has been updated to reflect the new Ski Lottery date of October 21 and the new hill cleaning date of October 25. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2014-15 Chester Bowl Ski Program
Information Night and Lottery
Tuesday, October 21
Approximately 6:15-8:00pm
Ordean-East Middle School Cafeteria
2900 E. 4th St. (Park in the lower lot right next to the cafeteria)
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Fall Fest is today, Saturday September 20th

***UPDATE*** 5:30 am Saturday, 9/20- The weather forecast for today looks great, and Fall Fest is on!  See you at the park!  See the “Fall Fest” tab for full details on the event.

Thank you Northland Foundation!

We would like to share a huge, heartfelt “Thank You” to the Northland Foundation.  They awarded the Chester Bowl Improvement Club a $20,000 grant for support during our leadership transition as Thom Storm prepares for his April retirement and Dave Schaeffer and Sam Luoma learn their new roles.  Thank you Northland Foundation!

Welcome to Sam Luoma!

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club (CBIC) announced Wednesday that Sam Luoma will become the new Program-Operations Manager.

Sam Luoma

Sam will be working alongside current Executive Director, Thom Storm and in-coming Executive Director, David Schaeffer. Thom will be retiring on April 30, 2015, after more than 40 years of service. Sam and Dave were hired prior to Thom’s retirement to allow ample time for the transition in leadership for CBIC. Through an extensive succession planning process, CBIC identified the need for a new leadership structure that includes a part-time Executive Director focused on sustaining the financial health of the organization and strategic planning; and a full-time Program-Operations Manager responsible for management, planning and operational oversight for CBIC programming and park operations. While Chester Bowl is a City of Duluth park, all of the programs at the park are operated by and primarily funded through the non-profit, volunteer-run Chester Bowl Improvement Club. That includes the winter downhill skiing program that serves more than 1,000 youth and adult skiers and snowboarders; the summer youth program that serves 60 children per day; planning and coordinating the Chester Bowl Fall Festival; and other activities at Duluth’s most popular park. Additionally, CBIC provides staff and volunteers to assist the City of Duluth with the Tuesday night summer concert series.

Sam has been involved in programming at Chester Bowl for almost a decade, including serving as a Program Assistant between 2010 and 2014. His various roles have included starting the “Freestyle Fridays” and Snowboard Cadet programs, leading and coordinating snowboard lessons, and serving as a counselor for CBIC’s summer Chester Bowl Adventure Camp. Sam has also been a member of the CBIC Board of Directors. Sam received his BA in Health Sciences from the College of St. Scholastica. Most recently Sam was employed as a Counselor and Supervisor for Northwood Children’s Services. He is a neighbor of the park and an avid snowboarder.

“I am delighted to have Sam join us as the new Chester Bowl Program Manager,” said Thom Storm. “Sam has a deep love of children and community. He has been part of the Chester Bowl family for nearly 10 years, and brings a wealth of experience & knowledge to the position.”

Zeitgeist Brunch supports CB

You have an opportunity to enjoy a great meal and support the Chester Bowl Improvement Club at the same time!

The Zeitgeist Arts Café (222 East Superior Street) is donating a portion of their July weekend brunch proceeds to Chester Bowl.

Brunch is served 10 AM-3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, so you can support us during this month while enjoying a sunny weekend afternoon and delicious food!

Find out more, and preview the brunch menu, at www.zeitgeistarts.com.

Chester Bowl Summer Adventure Camp!

Summer camp starts Tuesday June 9th, and we are excited and ready to go!

Children should arrive at the Chalet at 9 am each day, with pickup by 5pm.

If you have not yet completed your medical form or paid your final payment, please be prepared to finalize those on your first day of camp.

Please be sure to bring the following items to camp every day:
• Lunch and Drink
• A snack or two (Parent volunteers will also be providing snacks on most days).
• Closed-toed shoes – no sandals or flip-flops
• A filled water bottle
• Rain gear
• Sun-block, hat and/or sunglasses
• A way to carry everything!
• Swimsuit and towel when specified and water
shoes for wading in the creek
• Positive attitude

We will see you at camp!

Summer Adventure Camp trip to Bell Museum and Como Zoo

Have you ever seen a bison? Have you wondered if flamingos are as pink in real life as they are in pictures? Have you wanted to find out more about the mysteries of space? Would you like to be immersed in an “Exploradome”?

We can help with these mysteries this summer! The Chester Bowl Summer Adventure Camp is heading to the Bell Museum of Natural History and the Como Zoo and Conservatory in the Twin Cities, and we want you to join us!

We are taking a bus from Chester on Thursday, June 19th, leaving at 7 am and returning at 7:30 pm.

Children 10 and older can attend on their own. Those under 10 must have an adult or responsible older sibling with them. The cost for the trip is only $34 (same for adults and children).

Please contact us at chesterbowlpark@gmail.com or call at 724-9832, and we will send you the application form.

Find out more about the Museum and the Zoo at http://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/ and http://www.comozooconservatory.org/

Chester Creek Concerts announced!

We are very excited to announce our 2014 Chester Creek Concerts lineup! Music starts at 7pm each night, but feel free to come early to find a spot and greet friends new and old! This is our 32nd year of the concert series, and is a joint effort between the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department and the Chester Bowl Improvement Club.

June 3: Chmielewski Funtime Band
June 10: Lake City Smokin Section
June 17: Charlie Parr
June 24 Fish Heads
July 1: Saint Anyway
July 8: Rock a Billy Revue
July 15: The Formal Age
July 22: Sound Incorporated
July 29: Busterville
August 5: Pot Bellied Stallions
August 12 & 19: rain dates if needed

Thanks to Midwest Communications for being our media sponsor! We hope to see everyone out at the concerts!

Summer Adventure Program Updates

Hello Chester Bowl Friends!

Despite the weather today, our Summer Adventure Program is just around the corner!

At this point, all of our days, except for three, are full and closed for registration.

However, there are still a few openings for our out of town trips:

Thursday, June 19th, 7am-7:30pm
Como Zoo and Bell Museum of Natural History
$34, 12 openings

Thursday, July 24th, 7am-8pm
Wild Mountain, water slides, alpine slides & go-carts. Must be 54″ tall.
$40, 4 openings

Thursday, August 7th, 6am-9:30pm
Valleyfair. Must be 48″ tall.
$54, 6 openings

For all three trips, participants need to be either 10 years old or have a parent or
other adult or an older sibling with them. Adults are welcome to join us on the
bus, but would need to pay the full fee to cover ticket and transportation costs.

For more information and to get a registration form, please email us at chesterbowlpark@gmail.com.

We will not be charging the $25/$50 registration fee for families signing up only
for these three days.

We hope you will consider joining us!

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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.