Winter Classic http://wemu.org en The Weather Hits as Ann Arbor Welcomes The Winter Classic http://wemu.org/post/weather-hits-ann-arbor-welcomes-winter-classic <p></p><p> <meta content="Winter Classic, Big House, Umich, hockey, Red Wings" name="news_keywords" /> More than 105,000 tickets were pre-sold to this afternoon's outdoor hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium.&nbsp; It's billed as the Winter Classic. Ironically, winter weather may keep a number of fans at home today.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:46:14 +0000 David Fair 39692 at http://wemu.org The Weather Hits as Ann Arbor Welcomes The Winter Classic Parking Plans for Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium http://wemu.org/post/parking-plans-winter-classic-michigan-stadium <p></p><p> <meta content="Winter Classic, Big House, Umich, hockey, Red Wings" name="news_keywords" /> </p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Year's Day will be more than just recovering from the party the night before for much of Ann Arbor, as over 100,000 hockey fans are expected for the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:31:05 +0000 Andrew Cluley 39665 at http://wemu.org Parking Plans for Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor Events Planned for New Year's Eve and Prior to Winter Classic http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-events-planned-new-years-eve-and-prior-winter-classic <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Winter Classic, Big House, Umich, hockey, Red Wings" name="news_keywords" /> </p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Over 100,000 hockey fans are expected for the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on New Year's Day when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.&nbsp; Plenty of excitement is also scheduled in Ann Arbor leading up to the New Year and the big game.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-put-proceeds-sale-y-lot-affordable-housing-fund"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor to Put Proceeds from Sale of Y Lot In Affordable Housing Fund</span></a></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p>While Ann Arbor is often a sleepy town New Year's Day, the Winter Classic game at Michigan Stadium is bringing thousands to the city.&nbsp; This has many restaurants and businesses that would typically remain closed planning to be open January 1st.</p><p><br />There also are some extra events scheduled on New Year's Eve.</p><p>Main Street will be closed all day December&nbsp;31st, from Huron to William in preparation for the <a href="http://www.visitannarbor.org/news/the-puck-drops-here"><strong><em>Puck Drops Here </em></strong></a>event.&nbsp; The event starts at 8pm&nbsp; when a 10 foot wide metal Hockey puck that will be dropped at midnight is lit.&nbsp; There will also be live music from eight until two, including former Ann Arbor resident, Michelle Chamuel who appeared on <em>The Voice</em>.</p><p><br />Earlier in the day Noon Year's Eve events are planned at the Farmers Market and Briarwood Mall so kids can celebrate the New Year's without staying up until midnight.</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:33:29 +0000 Andrew Cluley 39590 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Events Planned for New Year's Eve and Prior to Winter Classic