Some of you have been asking questions about stuffies and flowers for skaters. In response to your questions, we have just updated our FAQs, noting that the ultimate decision will be up to arena security:
So if the item is small and you can fit it in a pocket or your handbag, it should be OK, but no flowers and no large gifts.May I bring gifts for the skaters?
Spectators may be permitted to bring in small gifts to throw for the skaters as long as they are acceptable to TD Garden and BCEC security staff. Large plush toys and stuffed animals that would not easily fit in a small bag or purse are a nuisance to other spectators and are not permitted. Fresh flowers are also not permitted as there is no way to control for proper wrapping, no use of staples, etc.
The preceding are general guidelines only; the suitability of any gifts will be ultimately determined by venue security (TD Garden or BCEC, as applicable) in its sole discretion. Accordingly, spectators bringing gifts bear the risk that those gifts may be rejected by security. In addition, all gifts will need to pass through metal detectors or otherwise undergo inspection, so if you are bringing gifts please allow for extra time upon entry.