First-grade students at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Rice Lake are pictured on cross-country skis. With the help of grants from local businesses and individuals, the school recently purchased classroom ski sets through the Nordic Rocks Ski Program. With the recent snowfalls, all students in grades K-8 have been introduced to cross-country skiing. (Submitted photo)

St. Joseph’s School students in Rice Lake make the best of the winter’s abundant snowfall playing on the playground’s massive snow hill. (Submitted photo)