Official announcement from MGoBlue.com reproduced in its entirety below the cut.
Sept. 30, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan ice hockey team kicks off its 2010-11 season against Mercyhurst on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7:35 p.m. With the start of the season, Yost Ice Arena will have a variety of new procedures in place for game days. Guests no longer will be allowed to leave the arena and return on the same ticket. Also, smoking will be banned in all areas inside and within the immediate vicinity of the arena.
The following is an outline of the procedures for the upcoming 2010-11 hockey season at Yost Ice Arena:
NEW FOR 2010-11: Guests are not permitted to leave Yost Ice Arena and return on the same ticket. Re-admittance to Yost Ice Arena will be allowed only in the case of an emergency. Those needing to exit Yost Ice Arena for this purpose must see the Gate Supervisor through which they exit/re-enter prior to exiting.
NEW FOR 2010-11: For the health and enjoyment of all guests, smoking is prohibited in ALL areas of Yost Ice Arena. In addition, guests wanting to leave and smoke may not re-enter the facility. The enforcement of this regulation depends on the cooperation, consideration, and good faith of smokers and nonsmokers alike. It is the responsibility of all fans to observe the no-smoking regulation.
Guests are reminded that outside food and beverages are not allowed into Yost Ice Arena. Bags, purses or backpacks measuring larger than 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches long by 8.5 inches high will not be admissible. All items carried into Yost Ice Arena are subject to inspection. Exceptions for medical reasons will be addressed individually at the doors. [ Prohibited Items ]
Free parking is available at Elbel Field (corner of Hill and Division) and Crisler Arena (blue lot), closest to the Glick Field House and Ocker Field Hockey Field. The lots and pathways to Yost Ice Arena are well lit before, during and after hockey games. Limited parking is available at Yost Ice Arena (gray lot) for $5 per vehicle or with a valid hockey permit. Handicapped parking is available at Yost for $5 and a state handicapped permit or valid hockey permit.