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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!

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 on MPR’s “Minnesota Sounds and Voices”

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Dan Olsen from MPR did a story on Chester Bowl that aired today. Fantastic photos by Derek Montgomery too.

Lift Closed Thursday Jan 2

Here is an update on the Chester Bowl schedule for this week.

Th, Jan. 2
Lift Closed due to cold

Fri. Jan. 3
4:30-8:30 Lift Open
Beatles NIght (Beatles music on PA system)
6:00 Bulldog Pizza
6-8 Freestyle Fridays at the terrain park

Sat. Jan 4
11-4:30 Lift Open
11:30-12:30 Adult ski lessons-for all abilities
12:30-1:30 Snowboard lessons
1:30-2:30 Non-skier lessons
2:30-4:30 Early Race Registration Cancelled
3-4 Beginner & Intermediate ski lessons

Sun. Jan. 5
Lift closed due to cold
All Star Photo Race postponed until Sun. Jan. 12

Mon. Jan. 6
Lift Closed due to cold

Chair Lift closed NYE

The Chester Bowl Chairlift will be closed today Tuesday, 12/31, due to the cold weather. The next scheduled open day for the lift is Thursday, Jan 2. If the current forecast is accurate, the lift will be closed then also. An update will be sent out on Thursday morning.

For Sunday’s race, we need to fill the following volunteer positions:

One starter at the race house. Outside job from 1-3:30

One race board writer. Outside job writing down times in front of the chalet from 12:45-3:30.

One floater. Could be inside or outside, from 1-3:30.

Seven gatekeepers. Outside job from 1-3:30.

Please email me if you can help with these positions.

Thanks for supporting your park!

Thom

chesterbowlpark@gmail.com

Drum roll please…

The Chester Bowl Ski Hill opens for the season tomorrow morning, December 14, at 11am. All ski runs, trails & the terrain park will be open. Hours are 11am-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday, and 4:30-8:30pm Monday, Thursday & Friday. The chairlift does not run on Tuesday & Wednesday.
This marks the 108th year of organized skiing at Chester Bowl. Since 1905 the park has been a popular place for families to enjoy winter activities.

For more information go to chesterbowl.org or call 724-9832.

June 3. 2013

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The latest snow ever on the ski hill, June 3, 2013.  This is the latest by about a month, thanks to all the snow we got in April.

2013 CBIC Annual Report

Click the link below to download a pdf file of the 2012-2013 Chester Bowl Improvement Club Annual Report.

Download 2013 CBIC Annual Report

Junior League of Duluth Awards Chester Bowl

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On Tuesday night the Junior League of Duluth presented the CBIC with the 2013 Community Award for “Outstanding Community Service.”
Here ‘s Thom Storm accepting the award on behalf of the CBIC at the Kitchi Gammi Club.
Hooray for Chester Bowl!

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1801 East Skyline
Duluth, MN 55812
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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.

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