Students at Paradise Elementary School had a celebration on Wednesday ahead of Friday's opening ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, complete with a visit from an Olympic gold medallist.

Each class represented a different nation during the event, which has been a tradition at the school for nearly 25 years.

Olympic medallist Brad Gushue stopped by to take part in the festivities.

The official opening ceremonies in Sochi take place on Friday, Feb. 7.