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Reindeer Games Fitness Festival

It's go time for "Operation Sleigh"!


With Christmas around the corner, Santa may need a little help this year! Family and MWR is proud to present "Operation Sleigh," a team/family event that will test your holiday spirit and physical readiness. This event is free for teams of two and up to Family-sized units.

The Concept: teams conduct Operation Slight with the intention of stopping the Grinch and freeing Santa!

There will be four primary objectives:

  1. Conduct movement through obstacles courses to the Grinch's lair
  2. Stop the Grinch from ruining the holidays using paintball markers to color the Grinch
  3. Secure the Sleight Airfield:
    1. Launch snowballs onto targets (golf)
    2. Move Santa's slight and deliver presents (push/pull wheeled heavy sled w/ weights)
    3. Deliver Santa's presents (throw/carry)
    4. Maneuver through icy obstacles (polar plunge)
  4. Free Santa from the ice to save the holidays by smashing ice with a sledge hammer


  • Four teams will compete at a time starting at 10:30 a.m. (10:30)
  • Teams will have 5-10 minute intervals to complete
  • Other contests available

Additional Fun For Everyone:

  • Prizes for "Best Dressed Reindeer"
  • Best Decorated Sleigh
  • Ugliest Sweater Contest
  • Outdoor Recreation - Santa's Supply
  • BOSS Vicenza - Santa's Elves/Judges
  • Java Cafe - Frosty's Cafe
  • Ederle Art Center Activities

Presented By:

  • USAG Italy Sports Fitness & Aquatics
  • A Healthy Army Communities event
Registration Information

For more information on participation in the events, reach out to the Ederle Fitness Center.

Ederle Fitness Center