It’s the second day of this year's Reindeer Games and the final day of the High Jump competition. Dasher, Donder and Dancer were eliminated yesterday but the rest of the Great Eight are looking for gold.
“It just wasn’t my day” said Donder. “I just couldn’t get over the top.” “I dashed, and darted but it wasn’t enough today. You can’t win them all” explained Dasher. Dancer said “I think it was my break-dancing that did me in. But I looked GREAT even if I lost.”
The bar was set at 25 miles but that was no problem for Cupid, Comet and Vixen. Prancer pranced and Blitzen, with his mighty power, just couldn’t clear. It was up to Vixen, Comet and Cupid at the next level of 30 miles high.
Vixen was up next but just had a bad day. “I just had a bad day” Vixen explained. "I feel good about my chances in the other games though.”
At the great height of 30 miles, both Comet and Cupid amazingly jumped with miles to spare.
It’s down to the final two. The bar has been move up to 40 miles, skipping the 35-mile mark. Cupid was first up. Known for her grace, she gets her start. Nice and smooth… picks up speed as she makes her attempt. Ten – fifteen – twenty – thirty five miles high. As she reached the forty-mile mark, she flips upside down and clears the bar by the hair on her chinny-chin-chin.
Now it’s Comet. Known for his great speed (like a comet) he gets ready – sets and goes! With a huff and a puff and a wow-we-whipper-do, he blast off towards the highest mark of the year. BOING!! He catches the bar with his back hoof.
“Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!” the sold-out crowd at the Workshop Arena roared followed by really, really loud clapping.
“It was a lot of fun but makes me realized I need more exercise.” said Comet. “All of us, including all the kids around the world should play really hard for at least an hour a day.”
“I’m honored.” Cupid explained. “To win a gold medal competing against my team… the best team in the whole wide world is simply an honor.”
Well we know who can jump the highest this year, but who can jump the farthest?
Check back tomorrow for the start of the Long Jump competition.
And now for the final day of the Reindeer Games. Today our eighth and final event, the 2,222-Mile Marathon will conclude at the North Pole. The winner will be our final gold medalist of the games.
Welcome back sports fans! We’re in the midst of our final event, the 2,222-Mile Marathon.
Welcome back to the Games! With just one event to go, the Reindeer Games are almost over.
Today we move to the final round of our seventh event; the Obstacle Course.
The Games continued today with our seventh event, the Obstacle Course, an event perhaps more challenging for the elves to build than for our Great Eight Reindeer to complete.
Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the final round of the Speed Skating competition, our sixth event of the Games.
Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the first round of the Speed Skating competition, our sixth event of the season.
The Great Eight put on a great show at the Reindeer Games but Prancer wins Gold!
Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for our second day of the Figure Skating event at the Reindeer Games.
After the four-day, Around-the-World Marathon, Santa’s reindeer were a bit tired but nonetheless headed out to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the first day of the Figure Skating event.
Welcome back to the Games! As the thrilling, yet tiring 10,000-mile Around-the-World Marathon continued, our Reindeer blazed across the sky for the fourth straight day and finally headed for the finish line at the North Pole.
This year's Reindeer Games continued with the third leg of the 10,000-mile Around-the-World Marathon. After wrapping up yesterday’s second led at the White House, the race headed over the Chesapeake Bay and across the Atlantic Ocean to Africa.
The Reindeer Games continued with another long and grueling leg of the Around-the-World Marathon!
Welcome back to the incredible Reindeer Games! After three events at the North Pole, the Games will continue with the first event outside the icy northerns.
And we’re back at the amazing Reindeer Games for the final round of the Sprint Race competition.
We’re back at the Reindeer Games Sprint Race competition. Day two will feature the top four finishers from yesterday - Dasher, Comet, Blizten and Prancer.
After an exciting finish to the Long Jump yesterday, the Reindeer Games continued with our third event, the Sprint Race.
The Reindeer Games continued on Day 4 with an exciting conclusion to the long jump competition.
The Reindeer Games continued on Day 3 with the start of the Long Jump competition, the second of eight exciting events.
It’s the second day of this year's Reindeer Games and the final day of the High Jump competition. Dasher, Donder and Dancer were eliminated yesterday but the rest of the Great Eight are looking for the gold.
Santa’s Reindeer have abilities like no other – they can run fast and jump high and move with the utmost grace and precision.
With a large crowd of elves and reindeer and other North Polians in attendance, Santa officially opened the Reindeer Games today at a packed Workshop Arena. Every seat was filled for the rousing ceremony, as Santa welcomed the famed competitors.
The Games will begin on the Monday following the American holiday of Thanksgiving.