Goodbye Little and Big Chester

Little Chester demolition - MPR photo

MPR: Ski jumps that launched Olympians come tumbling down

The Little Chester ski jump came down yesterday. Big Chester will be down soon.


Tony Rogers

about 8 years ago

One of my renegade photos from 2008 on top of Big Chester.

Paul Lundgren

about 8 years ago

News release from Duluth's Parks and Recreation Division:

City accepting requests for qualifications from artists for Chester Ski Jumps Memorial The city of Duluth is committed to memorializing the significant history of ski jumping at Chester Bowl Park in Duluth and envisions creating a permanent public art installation in the park. Therefore, the city is accepting a request for qualifications from artists located within a 150-mile radius of Duluth to submit the following: * A one-page letter of interest describing experience with collaborative work and desired approach to this opportunity. Include all relevant contact information. * Five to ten digital images of recent, relevant work (each file should not exceed 2 MB and be numbered and labeled with artist's last name). * A one-page biography. * A list and brief description of all work samples, in sequence (one page limit). Artists should submit one hard copy of requested materials and a disc with the electronic files to: City of Duluth Purchasing Division, City Hall Room 100, 411 W. First St., Duluth MN 55802. Responses must be received in the Purchasing Division office by Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The background, criteria, RFQ details and selection process is available on the City's website or from Dennis Sears, the city's purchasing agent, at 218-730-5003 or dsears @


about 8 years ago

From a Chester Bowl/City of Duluth Press release:

Volunteers working with the City of Duluth to commemorate the history of ski jumping at Chester Park invite community members to stop by the Chester Chalet between NOON and 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 8, 2015 to view two concepts presented by artists at a committee meeting earlier this week. The committee is interested in receiving comments and feedback to help guide its final decision-making. When: Sunday, February 8th Time: Noon - 3:00 PM Where: Chester Chalet

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