Robert Crown Center

Robert Crown Center

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

The 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.

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! News story

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

Spring Flea Market

The annual Spring Flea Market will be held at the Robert Crown Center on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market connects people who are looking to resell their great “stuff” to folks who like a bargain and believe in the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle! Anticipated sale items include sporting equipment, household goods, jewelry, books and more.

Residents who wish to reserve a table to sell items at the Spring Flea Market should call Alice Allen or Ken Cherry at 847-448-8258.

Admission to the market is free. No early birds, please. For more information, call 311, or dial 847-448-4311 outside of Evanston. 

Public Ice-skating


PUBLIC SKATING ON SATURDAY NIGHTS, BEGINNING  MARCH 29, WILL BE ON THE MAIN RINK FROM 7:30 - 9:00 PM.   On April 12, public skating will be on the studio rink, due to the Northwestern Synchro Team's annual exhibition.  

Skating schedule Spring and Summer 2014
Please call 847-448-8258 to confirm the public skating schedule.

Public skating admission is $7 person, all ages and any day of the week.
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.

Skate More and $ave! A full-year pass valid for all Robert Crown Center public skating sessions is $100!

8SK8 Pass: Enjoy 8 weeks of cool skating this summer for just $30 –skate rental included! This pass is valid for all public ice skating sessions at the Robert Crown Center from June 9 through August 3.

Host a private ice skating, hockey or broomball party!
Host an indoor skating party during public skate sessions for only $100 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: $150/hour Main Rink Fee: $320/hour
Non-Prime Time (11:30pm and later): studio rink, $120/hour; main rink, $250/hour

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 club meets from 6:15-7:15pm on Tues. and 6-7pm on Thurs., from September through mid-March at Robert Crown Center. The drop-in fee is $15. Speedskates are available for rental by club skaters. For details, please call Robert Crown Center at 847-448-8258 or visit

Broomball has been rapidly growing in popularity. For information about joining the league, call 847-859-7824.

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.

Figure Skating
Manol Atanassov ranked 19th in the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2011.
He also was named the 2011 Bulgarian Junior National Champion. He won his second Bulgarian junior national title at the beginning of February 2011. Manol has been skating at Robert Crown Center since 2006. He performed as the Nutcracker Prince in the annual production of “Nutcracker on Ice” in 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010. Manol is coached by staff skating professional Nick Belovol. See his short program here >>>