Robert Crown Center

Robert Crown Center

Robert Crown Community Center and Ice Complex offers a wide range of recreation activities for all ages.

The Robert Crown Community Center offers sports programs, classes in the visual and performing arts, and after-school and preschool programs.

The Robert Crown Ice Complex provides ice skating, figure skating, hockey, speedskating and broomball. Skates may be rented to attend the public skating sessions and may be rented for use during skating classes.

Public Ice skating

Fall skating schedule (August 31 - December 31, 2015)

You can rent skates for $3 per public skating session. Figure skates are available in sizes child 7 through adult 13. A limited supply of hockey skates is available in sizes child 10 through adult 6.

DJ Nights Public Skating - Fall 2015

The Nutcracker on Ice

December 11-13, 2015

Nutcracker 2015_poster_web.jpgRobert Crown Community Center's beloved winter ice show will celebrate its 41st year entertaining families with four performances this holiday season. 

Show times are Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker on Ice features hundreds of skaters of all ages telling the familiar tale of Clara and her musical holiday adventures. Exquisite costumes, Tchaikovsky’s familiar music, and exciting special effects bring the characters to life, making this the perfect family show to spread the holiday spirit.

Tickets are $9 for general seating and $10 for reserved seating. General and reserved tickets may be purchased in advance at Robert Crown Center or at the door, as well as by phone with a major credit card at 847-448-8258. Additionally, general seating tickets can be ordered online; click below to purchase (convenience fee applies).

To celebrate the 41st anniversary, every 41st person who attends a performance will receive a free pass to a public skate session!

Friday, December 11 - 7:30pm

Saturday, December 12 - 2:30pm

Saturday, December 12 - 7:30pm

Sunday, December 13 - 2:30pm

Host a private ice skating, hockey or broomball party!

Host an indoor skating party during public skate sessions for only $120 at the Robert Crown Ice Complex. The skating party package for up to 16 people includes ice time during any public skate session, 16 skate rental tickets and two tables in the east lobby. You just bring the guests and refreshments! Additional skating tickets may be purchased for $5 each. The maximum seating capacity is 20. Advanced reservations are recommended and payment is required at time of booking. For reservations or more info., please call 847-448-8258.

You can have a cool private celebration when you rent a rink! Celebrate your birthday or anniversary . . . or invite your friends to Robert Crown Center for a private ice skating, hockey or broomball party! Skate rental is just $2 per pair and broomball equipment rental is $25 per party group. Advance registration is important, so please call 847-448-8258 today.
Studio Rink Fee: $160/hour Main Rink Fee: $350/hour
Non-Prime Time (11:30pm and later): studio rink, $130/hour; main rink, $265/hour



Congratulations to Coup, the Winter 2014 Division A Broomball Champions! 

The City of Evanston’s broomball program has been in place since 1975. For more information about broomball at the Robert Crown Center, please visit us or call 847-448-8258. 


Shani news 2695.jpgMultiple Gold Medal Olympian and World Record Holder Shani Davis learned to speed skate at Robert Crown Center, starting at age six!


Speed Skating 
The Evanston Speedskating Club provides coaching and direction to youth (age 3+) and adults interested in improving their speedskating skills and/or wanting to compete in the sport. Through the Club, competition for all ages and levels is available throughout the season at local skating facilities. Club members are part of the Amateur Skating Association of Illinois. 


The new program for 2015 begins on Thursday, February 5, from 6-7:00 pm,  and focuses on Learn to Skate for novices. The drop-in fee is $15. Speedskates are available for rental. For details, please call Robert Crown Center at 847-448-8258 or visit

Youth Hockey
Evanston Youth Hockey Association (EYHA) is a member of the NHL Diversity family. EYHA has been a leader in the area of diversity since the 1960s, and it is an honor for the National Hockey League to grant them NHL Diversity affiliate status.

Robert Crown Center Project

Renderings of Robert Crown Center, February 2015