Check out this article on Zenith City Online about the history of our beloved Chester Park.
And here is part 2, more specifically about Chester Bowl. Thanks Zenith City! What a great resource!
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 6PM, DENFELD HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA
All Skiers & their families are invited to attend our annual banquet, featuring spaghetti, bread sticks, tossed salad & desserts. Awards will be given to all skiers, 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, March 14, at 8:30 PM After that, it will be $8/each & $30/family until the Tuesday, March 20th 7:30 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.
Nothing says LOVE quite like Valentine’s Night at Chester Bowl!
Join Duluth City Councilors Emily Larson and Patrick Boyle, together with their families, for a night of fun at Chester. Emily is an At-Large Councilor who represents parks & rec. Patrick is this years’ Council President and represents District 2, which includes Upper Chester. Both Emily and Patrick are season pass holders of Chester’s ski hill.
If you have questions or concerns about the city, you’ll have a captive council audience! Here’s the schedule:
Date= Thursday February 14th
5:30-6:15 = Chairlift with a Councilor. The ride up the hill takes 2 minutes. Enough time to literally air your gripes. Ski or snowboard back down. Not a pass holder? No problem. Daily lift tickets run a cool $5.50.
6:16-8:30 = Cocoa with a Councilor. Hot issues on your mind? Join us in the chalet where we’ll be slinging healthy snacks like nachos & gummy bears, and washing it all down with some delicious cocoa. Priced right, with snacks ranging from $.25 all the way up to a steep $1.50.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Emily & Patrick
The chairlift will open for the season on THURSDAY, DEC. 20th, from 4:30-8:30. We lost 8 potential days of snowmaking last week when we had above freezing temperatures. We are currently making as much snow as possible, to have a good base by opening day.
Non-Skier Lesson Participants-
Now that we have snow on the ground, it will help non-skiers get adjusted to having boots & skis on, if they can walk around outdoors with their skis on. This will help them be ready for lessons when they start on Dec. 26.
Beginning on Monday, January 7th, we will offer free TELEMARK skiing lessons, by Al Hagen, and SNOWBOARDING lessons by Sam Luoma. Bring your equipment and learn from our experts! More details will be announced later. Free!
Ski Race Sponsor-
There is an opening for a ski race sponsor for the March 3rd race. Please call or email Thom Storm if you would like more details.
Staffing the concession stan is a vital part of our volunteer program. Please consider going the the following links & signing up for some shifts now.
Public invited to discuss Chester Creek options.
We want your input! The public is invited to a meeting discuss options to repair, restore and enhance Chester Creek within Chester Bowl. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 11th from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Duluth Police Department Conference Room located at 2030 North Arlington Avenue. We encourage you to get involved by attending this meeting and providing comments.
For more information contact Chris Kleist, City of Duluth, email@example.com or 218-355-0598. Formal comments are preferred via email or in writing and can be
submitted to Chris Kleist We respectfully requested all comments by December 28, 2102. Mailed comments: Chris Kleist, City of Duluth at 520 Garfield Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802.
The CBIC Board of Directors recently had a strategic planning retreat, and one of the things we discussed was how important we feel the “Peace in the Parks” policy has been to our philosophy and programming. Further, the Board decided to make the values implied by “Peace in the Parks” more explicit. At our BOD meeting Oct. 8, we voted unanimously to pass the following 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.”
… Continue Reading
Chester Park Mini Master Plan Open House Thursday, September 27th
Save the Date!
The public is invited to attend the Parks and Recreation Chester Park Mini Master Plan Open House on Thursday, September 27th from 3:30-5:00 PM or 6:30-8:00 PM at the Chester Park Chalet located at 1801 East Skyline Parkway. The purpose of the open house is to provide the opportunity for community members discuss with the consultant plans for the Chester Park Master Plan which city staff and community members have suggested. This plan will serve as a guide for changes and park improvements in the future. This planning process is in accordance with the Parks Master Plan which was adopted by the Duluth City Council. We encourage everyone to stop by sometime between the hours of 3:30-5:00 PM or 6:30-8:00 PM to share your thoughts regarding the plan.
Hello Chester Bowlers,
I just wanted to give a quick update about flood recovery at the Bowl, and ways that you can continue to help. First, thanks to the hundreds and hundreds of folks who have worked so hard, including on the two cleanup nights we’ve had in the park. This outpouring of support has gotten much of the initial mess cleaned up, and we’re now moving into a second phase of what will be a long, long recovery. This phase involves more planning, expertise, and also money than the initial “sweat equity” cleanup phase, but periodically we still will need many volunteers to help implement the repair and recovery plans. Please stay tuned for further volunteer opportunities, and please also participate in the Mini-Master Planning process that has already begun. That process has been delayed somewhat by the floods, but will resume soon.
In the meantime, here are several ways you can help:
Saturday, July 21 from 2-7pm Sara’s Table is hosting a benefit event for Chester Bowl. Check out http://www.astccc.net/ChesterBowlAffair.html. More details coming soon!
Friday, July 20 from 1-3pm, and Friday, August 3 from 1-3pm: Buckthorn cutting at Chester Park. Meet at the main entrance to Chester Bowl.
Tuesday, July 31 from 5-8pm: Weed whacking at Chester Park. Meet at the main entrance to Chester Bowl.
Again, thanks to all those who have already helped the park begin its recovery!
Chester Bowl Improvement Club
At Sara’s Table / Chester Creek Cafe has graciously offered to host a benefit for Chester Bowl to help repair damage from the recent storms. A big thanks to them.
The event is being planned for Saturday, July 21 in the Chester Creek Cafe parking lot.
They need volunteers to help with the event, and if you’re not crazy about standing on the ski hill watching race gates in the middle of winter, this may be the perfect way to get some volunteer hours logged for next season, or if you need hours for the summer camp season.
Here is what they’re asking for.
3-4 people on food
2-3 people on drinks
Someone to help with sound
2-4 people for crowd control
3-5 people on set-up
3-5 people on clean -up
1 Kids or activites director (this could include a
If you’re available on July 21 and can help out, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you would like to do, and approximately what times you would be available during the day. Please also give us your name and phone number.
Even if you can’t volunteer, please mark the calendar, plan to attend and pass the word. It should be a great time.
Chester Bowl Improvement Club
1801 East Skyline
Duluth, MN 55812
phone: (218) 724-9832