This year's Reindeer Games came to end with the closing ceremonies at the Ice Palace. The Big Eight Reindeer led a parade around the North Pole to the Palace where they were honored for their efforts.
The games were fun for all and proved to be very exciting.
“I enjoyed all the events and am proud of my fellow deer,” said Rudolph. “I can’t wait until next year.”
Each reindeer won a gold medal and each finished second one time in the very competitive events.
Our gold medal winners are Donder in the High Jump, Comet in the Long Jump, Vixen in the Sprint Race, Prancer in the Around-the-World Marathon, Blitzen in Figure Skating, Dasher in Speed Skating, Cupid in the Obstacle Course, and Dancer in Snowboarding!
Congratulations to all the reindeer on their well deserved victories. Clearly the annual Reindeer Games display the unimaginable strength, stamina, grace and speed of Santa's "Great Eight" and proves to help them prepare for the long journey ahead.
"The next BIG event is Christmas Eve," exclaimed Santa as he gazed proudly at his famous deer. "This special group will surely pull my sleigh to all the homes of good little boys and girls allowing me to deliver all the gifts... and there's a LOT of gifts!"
Thanks for following the games with us this year. We hope you will join us again next year as we prepare Santa's magical reindeer for another Christmas journey.
|Reindeer Go for Final Gold Medal - Published Thursday December 20, 2018|
|Today, the reindeer compete in the final day of the competition, and it's been a very good Reindeer Games so far. The reindeer have tried hard, and the effort should prepare them for the big ride on Christmas Eve.|
|Snowboarding Event Begins - Published Wednesday December 19, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, we begin our eighth and final event, the snowboarding competition.|
|Reindeer Compete for Seventh Gold - Published Tuesday December 18, 2018|
|The Reindeer Games are back again! Today, we finish the Obstacle Course event and award the seventh gold medal of the games. Yesterday, the Obstacle Course made its way back from Paris, and all eight reindeer still have a chance to win.|
|Obstacle Course Takes on Paris - Published Monday December 17, 2018|
|Today, we have the second day of the Obstacle Course, our seventh event of the games.|
|Obstacle Course Event Underway - Published Sunday December 16, 2018|
|After some disagreement over the design of the Obstacle Course, a compromise has been reached between Manny Elf, the head of Reindeer Games event construction, and Mendy, the head of the Official Elves.|
|Speed Skating Moves to Final - Published Saturday December 15, 2018|
|Today, Dasher and Blitzen will compete in the final round of the Speed Skating competition, and the winner will earn the sixth gold medal of the games.|
|Reindeer Skate in Semifinal Round - Published Friday December 14, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, we continue with our sixth event, the Speed Skating competition.|
|Speed Skating Packs the Palace - Published Thursday December 13, 2018|
|Today, the reindeer begin the sixth event of the Reindeer Games – the Speed Skating competition.|
|Reindeer Skate for Gold Medal - Published Wednesday December 12, 2018|
|Today, we continue the competition with the final round of the Figure Skating event, one of the more popular events at the games.|
|Great Eight Figure to Skate Well - Published Tuesday December 11, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! After a grueling, four-day Around-the-World Marathon, the reindeer head out to the skating rink for our fifth event, the Figure Skating competition.|
|Marathon Heads to the Finish Line - Published Monday December 10, 2018|
|Today, the Around-the-World Marathon heads to the finish line after a four-day trip to every corner of the earth. The winner will be the fourth gold medal winner of the games.|
|Reindeer Go East On Day Three - Published Sunday December 09, 2018|
|Today, the Reindeer take on the third leg of the four-day, Around-the-World Marathon.|
|Marathon Set for Second Day - Published Saturday December 08, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, the Reindeer take on the second leg of the four-day, Around-the-World Marathon.|
|It's the Around-the-World Marathon - Published Friday December 07, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, we begin our fourth event, the Around-the-World Marathon.|
|Reindeer Race to Finish - Published Thursday December 06, 2018|
|Today, we continue with the final round of our third event, the Sprint Race at the Reindeer Games.|
|Reindeer Whoosh Thru Sprint Race! - Published Wednesday December 05, 2018|
|Today, we begin our third event at the Reindeer Games; the Sprint Race.|
|Long Jump Final Takes Off - Published Tuesday December 04, 2018|
|Today, we continue with the final round of the Long Jump competition – our second event at the games.|
|Today the Long Jump Competition Begins! - Published Monday December 03, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, we begin the second event of our competition, the Long Jump.|
|High Jump Reaches Final Round - Published Sunday December 02, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today we continue with the final round of our first event, the High Jump competition. The reindeer have performed very well so far – no deer has missed a jump yet!|
|High Jump Proceeds in Second Day - Published Saturday December 01, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today we continue with the second round of the High Jump competition, which is the first of eight super events.|
|High Jump Event Begins! - Published Friday November 30, 2018|
|Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Our first event will be the very difficult High Jump. Each reindeer will try to jump up and over the bar, which starts at a very high place and moves even higher as the event goes on.|
|Reindeer Games are Back! - Published Thursday November 29, 2018|
|Welcome to the Reindeer Games! Once again, the many happy folks of the North Pole will pack the stands to see Santa’s famous reindeer compete in eight great events.|
|North Pole: 2018 Reindeer Games - Published Friday November 23, 2018|
|Greetings sports fans! It’s an exciting time of year here at the North Pole as we get set for the 2018 Reindeer Games.|
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