Rockford students hit the slopes

Once again, the “snowboard/ski bug” has come to Rockford and, luckily for area students, there is a handy cure available to them.

Rockford Area Schools seventh grade student Claire Patzner spends some quality time on the slopes practicing the life-long sport of skiing through Snowboard/Ski Club offered through Rockford Community Education.

Rockford Area Schools seventh grade student Claire Patzner spends some quality time on the slopes practicing the life-long sport of skiing through Snowboard/Ski Club offered through Rockford Community Education.

A record number of Rockford students (141) in grades 6 to 12 are taking advantage of Snowboard/Ski Club through Rockford Community Education this season. Snowboard/Ski Club, which meets weekly on Thursdays through February, offers students the opportunity to learn and practice a life-long sport after school at Powder Ridge. The opportunity also lends itself to developing deep and lasting friendships. These students are chaperoned by Rockford Area Schools’ staff members and former students.

“Snowboard/Ski Club is a wonderful way for Rockford students to experience winter in Minnesota, and Powder Ridge is a great place to practice their skills,” said Betsy Pennuto, Rockford Snowboard/Ski Club coordinator. “Since the experience is for students in sixth through twelfth grade, students have the chance to hang out and get to know others from different grade levels. The bonds and memories made last for their school life and beyond. What a great way to build friendships and be active all at the same time.”

This year, Snowboard/Ski Club has been a resounding success, and families may want to keep it on the radar for November when registration opens again. For more information on this club, or other classes and programs offered through Rockford Community Education, please call 763-477-4563, visit www.rockford.k12.mn.us or find ‘Rockford Community Education’ on Facebook.

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