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Chester Bowl Final day on Northland’s News Center

Our good Buddy Billy Wagness came to visit us and report on the last day of the season. Nice to see you back at the hill, Billy!

2014 Race Results

2014 Race Results – you may have to widen your browser window to see everything.

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Winter Carnival rescheduled for Saturday March 15th.

The Winter Carnival has been postponed until Saturday, March 15, from 1-4pm. For parents that volunteered to help this Saturday, please let me know if you can help out on the 15th. For others, we are looking for help from 12:30-2:30 and 2:30-4:30 running games and other fun events.

Thank for supporting your park!

Race Day at Chester (and fun for the Non-racer, too!)

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Chester Bowl announces new Executive Director

David Schaeffer, newly hired Executive Director of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club (left) and Thom Storm, Executive Director since 1975

David Schaeffer, newly hired Executive Director of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club (left) and Thom Storm, Executive Director since 1975

David Schaeffer, new Executive Director of Chester Bowl Improvement Club

David Schaeffer, new Executive Director of Chester Bowl Improvement Club

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club announced Sunday that David Schaeffer will become the program’s new executive director. David will be working alongside longtime executive director Thom Storm for approximately one year.
While Chester Bowl is a City of Duluth park, all of the programs at the park are operated by 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 day camp program for youth; assisting the city of Duluth with the Tuesday night summer concert series; and other activities at Duluth’s most popular park.
Schaeffer has more than 10 years’ experience leading non-profit youth programming, including the past seven years as director of Mentor Duluth, the highly praised program that pairs volunteer adults with Twin Ports’ children in need of adult friendship and leadership. He’s also served as the Harbor Highland s Community Center Director since 2012.
David previously worked as director of education and guest services at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth. He has a master’s in education from UMD and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in environmental forest biology from State University of New York
Schaefer is also a neighbor of and frequent visitors of Chester Bowl. He’s an avid skier and his daughter is a winter skier and summer camper here at Chester Bowl.
Storm, who has worked at the park since 1975, will stay on through May 1, 2015 to help with the transition to new leadership.
“David is uniquely qualified to accept the Chester Bowl torch that’s being passed down by Thom Storm,’’ said Ann Myers, president of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club. “Chester Bowl will lose a legend next year when Thom retires. But the Chester Bowl legacy of providing a safe, fun place for kids and families to be outdoors will be in good hands.”

Chester Bowl Chairlift Closed Friday Due To Weather

The Chester Bowl Chairlift will be closed Friday, 2/21 due to the strong winds.

Here is the anticipated schedule for Saturday, February 22
11-4:30 Lift Open
(These will be the last Saturday Ski Lessons for the season. Next Saturday, March 1st, will be our 11th Annual Winter Carnival.)
11:30-12:30 Adult Ski Lessons
12:30-1:30 Snowboard Lessons
1:30-2:30 Non-Skier Lessons
2:30-4:30 Early Race Registration For Sunday’s Kiwanis Trophy Race
3-4 Beginner & Intermediate Ski Lessons & Race Practice

There is currently only one person per concession stand shift scheduled tomorrow. If you can help out, please sign up on Jooners.

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=5b2edbe3-37ab-4d20-8a3e-4ac37825b20b

Updates for the week of Feb 17th.

The Chairlift will be open every day this week from 11-4:30

Other News

No Thursday Night Lessons This Week

Friday, Feb. 21, 2:00pm Fun Events
One ski race, backwards ski race & partner ski race. Snowboarders welcome. Prizes for all!

NO FREESTYLE FRIDAYS

Sat, Feb. 22
LAST SATURDAY FOR SKI LESSONS
11:30-12:30 Adult Ski Lessons
12:30-1:30 Snowboard Lessons
1:30-2:30 Non-Skier Lessons
2:30-4:30 Early Race Registration
3-4 Beginner & Intermediate Lessons

Sun, Feb 23
11-4:30 Lift Open
11-12:30 Race Registration
No Late Registrations
1:10 Race Starts

We need computer help for Sunday’s race. A volunteer is needed to come in advance and get familiar with the race timing program, and then work on the race Sunday afternoon.
This is a very critical race day job. Please send an email reply if this is something you can do.

Other Items-
The Ski Patrol is looking for a few blankets & old sheets for the patrol room. The blankets will be used in the toboggan, & the sheets we are going to make slings out of.

The 11th Annual Chester Bowl Winter Carnival is going to be on Saturday, March 1st. We are looking for 10 volunteers from 12:30-2:30 and 10 from 2:30-4:30, to help facilitate games and other fun events. Please email
chesterbowlpark@gmail.com if you can volunteer.

Additional coverage in the concessions stand is needed on Feb. 21, 22, 24 & 28. Signing up is a click away at

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=5b2edbe3-37ab-4d20-8a3e-4ac37825b20b

Enjoy the last month of the ski season!

All the way from Puerto Rico

Eggie is from Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. This past Christmas break was the first time he has ever seen or played in snow and he skied at Chester! Great job Eggie! Looks like you have your own cheering section too!

Help needed

We have a lot of gaps in the concession volunteer schedule this week. Please volunteer at:

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=5b2edbe3-37ab-4d20-8a3e-4ac37825b20b

For Friday’s race we still need:
One of each
Timer, Race Board Writer, Bib Taker & Starter

Six Gatekeepers

Please reply if you can help in one of those positions, from 5:45 to approx. 7:30pm.

chesterbowlpark@gmail.com

Thanks For Supporting Your Park!

Thom

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1801 East Skyline
Duluth, MN 55812
phone: (218) 724-9832


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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.