Robert Crown Center

Robert Crown Center

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

The Nutcracker on Ice

Nutclady_RGB_web.jpgThe Nutcracker on Ice, Robert Crown Community Center's beloved winter ice show, will celebrate its 40th year entertaining families with four performances this holiday season.

Two matinees and two evening performances of the special holiday show, performed by Robert Crown Center ice skating school students and competitive figure skaters, will be held the weekend of December 12-14, 2014. Show times are Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 14 at 2:30 p.m.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, every 40th person who attends a performance will receive a free pass to a Nutcracker-themed public skate session on Sunday, December 21! 

 More information about this event

Location: Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St.
Tickets: $9 General Admission; $10 Reserved. 

New! Buy general admission tickets online:

Friday, Dec. 12 - 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 13 - 2:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 13 - 7:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 14 - 2:30pm

Purchase reserved seating tickets by phone at 847-448-8258 or in person at Robert Crown Center. 

Winter Break Skating Special Events

Skate with Santa Open Skate and Frozen Flyer


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. 

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.

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. 

Public Ice-skating

Public skating on Saturday nights, beginning September 13, will be on the studio rink, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  

2014 Public Skating Schedule
Please call 847-448-8258 to confirm the public skating schedule.

Public skating on Tuesdays & Thursday will now be from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. for the months of September - March 2015

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!

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: $160/hour Main Rink Fee: $330/hour
Non-Prime Time (11:30pm and later): studio rink, $130/hour; main rink, $260/hour

Speed Skating Update
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 will meet from 6:15-7:15pm on Tuesdays, beginning in January, 2015, and will be focusing 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.