Safety at Crisler Center and Yost Ice Arena

Security Check Policy

Security measures have been put in place at Crisler Center and Yost Ice Arena to ensure the safety of all guests. Guests arriving to Crisler Center and Yost Ice Arena are encouraged to arrive early and travel light. Anyone attempting to enter Crisler Center or Yost Ice Arena with a bag of any size will be subject to search. Bags that have passed inspection should be able to fit comfortably under your seat. Oversized bags that interfere with the comfort of those around you are prohibited and final determination of this will be made by Event Team Members. Crisler Center and Yost Ice Arena do not provide an area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. Please note that guests are advised to leave all bags at home in order to expedite their entry into the facility.

Guests are reminded that signs, conduct, or attire that is deemed offensive or inappropriate by an Event Team Member will not be allowed in Crisler Center and Yost Ice Arena.

Prohibited Items

To ensure a safe and comfortable environment at Crisler Center and Yost Ice Arena, the following items are prohibited from being brought into the arenas for intercollegiate athletic contests:

• Oversized bags (anything that cannot fit comfortably under your seat)
• Containers of any kind (including coolers, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks)
• Aerosol and Spray Cans
• Animals (except service animals for persons with a disability)
• Flags with Flagpoles
• Food of any kind
• Alcoholic Beverages
• Apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language
• Cameras with a lens longer than 6 inches
• Noisemakers (including but not limited to whistles, air horns, boom boxes, bull horns, kazoos, sirens, thunder sticks, vuvuzelas, etc.)
• Strollers
• Video Camera, tripods and selfie sticks
• Weapons
• Seat cushions with backs/arms

Michigan reserves the right to prohibit the carrying of any other item into the arena. Decisions on which items to prohibit will be made contingent upon security briefings by law enforcement agencies. Exceptions for medical or personal care reasons (e.g., diapers for a baby, medical prescriptions, etc.) will be addressed individually at the gates. Michigan reserves the right to search or inspect such items and persons carrying them are encouraged to carry them into the arena in a clear plastic bag.

Safety at Crisler CENTER and Yost Ice Arena

What You Should Do

Based on the nature of a specific event or emergency, directions to guests and staff will be communicated via public address announcements and video scoreboard messages. Guests are requested to listen to announcements and remain seated until instructed otherwise.

Fire: If you discover a fire or smell smoke, please notify Crisler Center Event Team Members or a police officer immediately. Crisler Center Event Team Members are in each portal and on the concourse. If you cannot locate one right away, call 911.

Building Emergency: In the event of a serious incident during the game, Event Team Members and law enforcement personnel may direct that actions be taken to protect all of our guests. Please remain calm and listen to all instructions carefully. If you are asked to evacuate the building, please do not run or panic and follow the instructions of Event Team Members.

What Not To Do

In order to keep our arenas a safe environment for all, we remind you about three key stipulations of the University of Michigan Ordinance of the Board of Regents:

  • Alcohol, possession and/or consumption, is prohibited at all athletic events inside the arena.
  • No person shall throw, project, or drop any projectile or object that could cause injury in the spectator or playing surface.
  • Unauthorized entry onto the playing surface before, during, or after the game is prohibited.

Violation of these articles of the university ordinance shall constitute a civil infraction and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $50 plus court costs.