Dave Schaeffer

Chester Bowl Celebrates 54th Alpine Races with 93 Competitors, $30K Donation

Orthopedic Associates in Duluth donated a check of $30,000 for the Chester Bowl Improvement Club to use on programs and outdoor and indoor infrastructure.

DULUTH, Minn.- While Olympic skiers took to the slopes in Beijing Sunday, some younger athletes tackled the slopes at Chester Bowl in Duluth, for the 54th Annual Kiwanis Alpine Ski Races. “To see the energy of all the kids out here ready go fast on their skis and snowboards so much fun,” said Dave Schaeffer, Chester Bowl Director. The 93…

Duluth’s Historic Chester Bowl Ski Hill Continues Providing Family Fun

Chester Bowl's First Ski Jump Opened in 1906; Alpine Skiing Began in the 1970s

DULUTH, Minn. – Chester Bowl is back open for business this winter and many families are taking advantage of all the activities the park has to offer. “The season has just been wonderful. People are excited to be out doing something active and social,” said Dave Schaeffer, Executive Director of Chester Bowl. Chester Bowl offers ski and snowboard lessons every…

Chester Bowl Ski Hill Packed for Opening Weekend

This year they started the season with a check donation of $25,000 from local design company Loll Designs. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The weather was perfect for opening weekend at Chester Bowl’s ski hill, the ski lifts and slopes alive for another season. Greg Benson of Loll Designs skis down the hill with their donation. New COVID-19 protocols involve masks being required in certain areas, and letting only members of the same household to ride ski lifts together. This year…

Chester Bowl Hosting Virtual Skis, Suds, Slices Fundraiser to Benefit Northland Youth

The Virtual Fundraiser is Happening Friday, Nov. 13

DULUTH, Minn. – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chester Bowl Improvement Club is hosting Skis, Suds, & Slices, their annual fundraiser benefitting their scholarship fund, on Friday, Nov. 13. “Chester Bowl’s mission is to provide recreational opportunities to all Chester Bowl Park users, with an emphasis on family activities that are affordable to everyone,” said Dave Schaeffer, Executive…

Chester Bowl Improvement Club Hosting Annual Skis, Suds, Slices Fundraiser

Skis, Suds & Slices Fundraiser is Happening Friday, November 15

DULUTH, Minn. – The 12th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraiser is happening Friday, November 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth (2920 West Michigan Street). Skis, Suds and Slices is a pizza, wine, and beer tasting event with a silent auction. Participants will get to vote on the “Twin Ports’ Best Pizza” to help…

Whiskey Trail Kicks off Chester Creek Concert Series Tuesday Evening

The Chester Creek Concert Series Begins Tuesday, June 11

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s time for live music and entertainment! Summer activities are kicking off at Duluth’s Chester Bowl with the 2019 Chester Creek Concert Series on Tuesday, June 11. The 37th annual concert series continues each Tuesday through August 13th (with a rain date on 8/20 if needed). Shows start at 7:00 p.m. for June and July, with earlier start times…

Raising Funds to Ski Hills

Chester Bowl Fundraiser at Clyde Iron Works

DULUTH, Minn.- With cold and snow beginning to move in, skiers and snowboarders are anxious to hit the hills at places like Chester Bowl in Duluth. But that sport, comes with a cost. Which is why hundreds packed Clyde Iron Works Thursday night, for the 11th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraiser. Money raised will support scholarships for the ski…

Enjoy Skis, Suds and Slices Thursday at Clyde Iron Works

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is Hosting the 11th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices Fundraising Event Thursday, November 8

DULUTH, Minn. – The Chester Bowl Improvement Club raised $13,629 to support their scholarship fund last year during the annual Skis, Suds and Slices event and they’re looking to surpass that amount this year. The 11th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraiser is happening Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth (2920 West…

Fall Feelings at Chester Bowl This Saturday

The 34th Annual Fall Festival is Happening Saturday, September 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Feelings of fall will be in full force as folks are invited to check out the 34th Annual Fall Fest at Chester Bowl Saturday, September 15. The annual event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In case of heavy rain or severe weather, the event would be pushed to Sunday, September 16 with the same…

Coffee Conversation: 2018 Chester Creek Concert Series

The 36th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series Kicks Off Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will have the chance to start rocking out every Tuesday evening (weather permitting) at Chester Bowl in Duluth. The 36th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series starts Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The concert series is ten weeks from June 12 through August 21. The concerts will run every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Organizers ask concert attendees to bring a…

Pedestrian Bridge Now Open at Chester Bowl

Safety and Environmental Improvements are Being Made at Chester Bowl, One of Duluth's Most Popular Parks

DULUTH, Minn. – Safety and environmental improvements are helping to beautify Chester Bowl in Duluth. The City has finished installing a new pedestrian bridge spanning across Chester Creek. Before construction, Chester Bowl Executive Director Dave Schaeffer says there was simply an old dam visitors would use to walk across to get to the other side of the creek. Aside from safety,…

Skis, Suds and Slices Fundraiser Raising Thousands of Dollars

The 10th Annual Fundraiser Supports the Chester Bowl Scholarship Fund

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday evening hundreds of Northlanders settled in at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth for the 10th annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraising event. Money raised at the event goes toward helping families strap on skis and snowboards this year at Chester Bowl. Last year, the Scholarship Fund gave more than $18,500 dollars away to local families. The…

Skis, Suds and Slices for a Good Cause

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is Hosting their 10th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices Scholarship Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn. – The Chester Bowl Improvement Club in Duluth is inviting all Northlanders to the annual Skis, Suds and Slices event Friday evening. This is the 10th annual fundraiser with all proceeds going toward the Chester Bowl Scholarship Fund. Last winter the fund provided more than $18,000 dollars to get children strapped into skis and snowboards at Chester Bowl….