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Cocoa and Chairlift with a counselor

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

Mont Du Lac Alpine Race

Our good friends at Mont Du Lac are hosting a race, February 23rd.
Click the images for a bigger version with the info.

Another plea for concession volunteers.

We have a dilemma at Chester Bowl.
For whatever reason, not enough people are not signing up to volunteer in the concession stand this winter. This has never happened to this extent before. Several days in February have no one signed up.

Without concession volunteers, we can’t really run the ski hill. There will be no food for skiers or ski cadets. Plus, no adults to monitor the chalet activities.

I know many of you have already done your volunteer commitments, but please consider doing a little more. Over February’s winter break, we have a period of 12 days in a row when the chairlift is open, and many days need volunteers. In addition, the end of the month has several days with no volunteers.

Please open up the Jooners link below, and sign up now.

February Concession Schedule

http://jooners.com/guest?l=c806f085-5853-46b7-99c5-7d28789fb0b9

March Concession Schedule

http://jooners.com/guest?l=ed2f844f-2a01-4948-8dc4-34b05f865a08

Thanks for supporting Chester Bowl!

Thom

Freestyle Fridays

On most Friday nights at 6:00pm, Sam Luoma, from the Chester Bowl staff, is at the terrain park at the top left of the chairlift. Sam & his crew work with both skiers and snowboarders on how to “ride the rails” and do tricks. Most nights there is a sponsor that provides awards for fun competitions. Everyone is welcome to participate at no cost.

Click for a larger view of the poster and schedule.

Revised Opening Date

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.

New Programs-
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.
chesterbowlpark@gmail.com
724-9832

Concession Sign-ups
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.

DECEMBER
http://jooners.com/guest?l=3b0bfbb8-ace8-4552-a475-f24fecc13754

JANUARY
http://jooners.com/guest?l=12ef9b90-1cce-44e3-b43a-9a03f6c35b55

FEBRUARY
http://jooners.com/guest?l=c806f085-5853-46b7-99c5-7d28789fb0b9

MARCH
http://jooners.com/guest?l=ed2f844f-2a01-4948-8dc4-34b05f865a08

Public meeting regarding Chester Creek

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, ckleist@duluthmn.gov 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.

Concession Sign ups

Chester Bowl Concession-stand Volunteer Sign up
2012-2013 ski season

In order to receive email notices from Chester Bowl, you must first subscribe to the announcement lists that are sent out. If you haven’t previously received email announcements from Chester Bowl, go to www.chesterbowl.org as soon as you are able, to become a subscriber. “Subscribe to News” is in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Additionally, you will be asked to provide your email address as part of your contact information at the ski fitting in November. We need both in order for you to receive our email notices.

The end of November you will receive an email with the following links for the on-line volunteer sign up. You can wait until then before signing up for volunteer shifts, or if you would like to sign up sooner, use the following links:
To sign up for volunteer shifts in December, click this link

January shifts;

February shifts;

March shifts;

Once there, provide your email address at the top of the page and fill in the volunteer shift(s) you’re interested in. Then scroll down to the ‘Sign up’ button at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to confirm your email address, and select ‘Sign up’ again. By doing so, you will receive a confirmation notice telling you the sign up is complete. Three days before each scheduled volunteer shift, you will receive an e-mail reminder about your commitment. You will also get a reminder call from the volunteer coordinator for that month, in case you don’t check email frequently.

The volunteer coordinators for each month are:
Liz Carlson (Dec. 15 – Jan. 15) 428-3235

Lynn & Bob Henderson (Jan.16 – Feb.15) 724-4732

Jodi Symens (Feb.16 – Mar. 10) 525-7208

If you have a conflict with your volunteer commitment, you must try three replacements before contacting the volunteer coordinator. After that, be sure to call that month’s coordinator as soon as possible, so a replacement can be found to cover your shift. It’s very important that each shift is staffed by three volunteers.

Questions about how to use the on-line sign-up, call Liz Carlson; 428-3235.

Happy skiing!

Download Ski Rental Forms and Agreements

You can download and fill out the rental forms prior to your ski fittings. Please remember to bring a small photo for each ski pass.

Inclusiveness Policy

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.”
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2012-2013 Ski Cadet Program

This year, there are a few changes to the Chester Bowl Ski Cadet Program.
Click here to read about the program and download the application.

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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.