Saint Michael's Athletics COVID-19 Fan Guidelines


January 6, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome spectators back to watch Purple Knight varsity competition in the Ross Sports Center and Cairns Arena this year. In accordance with Saint Michael's College's COVID-19 policy, all employees, students and guests are required to wear masks when indoors in shared spaces on campus. This policy is extended to indoor locations hosting official College events, such as ice hockey games at Cairns Arena in South Burlington.

In the best interests of protecting our students, staff and the community, Saint Michael's expects that all vaccine-eligible visitors to campus, including fans attending athletic events, will be fully vaccinated. Current health and safety protocols dictate that our concession stand at the Ross Sports Center will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Plans for concession services at Cairns Arena are still under consideration at this time. No outside food or beverage will be permitted at events in the Ross Sports Center or Cairns Arena until further notice.

We will continue to review these policies on a weekly basis, and ask that you monitor for updated guidance. We appreciate your understanding, your flexibility and your support as we work together to safely return an exciting game atmosphere to Purple Knight indoor sports!


  • Vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask
  • Unvaccinated visitors need to wear a mask at our outdoor venues

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