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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!

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!

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Hours & Events

Here is an update on our chairlift and ski camp schedule.

Sunday, Dec. 21
Lift Open 11-4:30

Monday, Dec. 22
Lift Open 4:30-8:30

Tuesday, Dec. 23
Lift Open 4:30-8:30 (This is a special Tuesday night opening)

Wednesday, Dec. 24
Closed - Christmas Eve

Thursday, Dec. 25
Closed - Christmas Day

Friday, Dec 26
Lift Open 11-4:30
First Day Of Ski Camp
No Registration Necessary
11:30 to 12:30 - Non Skier Lessons
Can't ride lift,
Need parents to help walk them up the bottom of the hill
No ski poles
IF YOUR KIDS DO NOT GIVE UP, WE CAN TEACH THEM HOW TO SKI!
ENCOURAGE THEM BEFORE THEY COME TO LESSONS.

1:30 to 2:30- Non Skier Lessons
same as above

3:00 to 4:00 Beginner & Intermediate Lessons
Can ride lift and want to improve turns

Saturday, Dec. 27
Lift Open 11-4:30
Ski Camp Day #2

Sunday, Dec. 28
Lift Open 11-4:30
Ski Camp Day #3

Monday, Dec. 29
Lift Open 11-4:30
Ski Camp Day #4

Tuesday, Dec. 30
Lift Open 11-4:30
Ski Camp Day #5

Wednesday, Dec. 31
Lift Open 11-4:30

Thursday, Jan 1
Lift Closed - Happy New Year!

Friday, Jan. 2
Lift Open 11-4:30

Saturday, Jan. 3
Lift Open 11-4:30
11:30-12:30 Adult Ski Lessons
12:30 - 1:30 Snowboard Lessons
1:30-2:30 Non-Skier Lessons
3:00-4:00 Beginner & Intermediate Ski Lessons
2:30-4:30 Race Registration For Sunday's Race

Sunday, Jan. 4
Lift Open 11-4:30
11-12:30 Race Registration
No Late Registrations
1:15 Race Starts

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.