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Support the Evanston NorthShore SpeedSkating Club

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I support the reinstatement of the Evanston NorthShore SpeedSkating Club on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-7pm. The ENSSC is a valuable resource for the City of Evanston and should continue to grow its services to children and adults at the Robert Crown Center.

The ENSSC needs your help! Since the Robert Crown Ice Rink opened in 1974, speedskating has been a regular feature of the Evanston Community, providing fun and competitive training for anyone who is interested in the sport (even an olympic gold medalist!). Please sign the petition to let the City of Evanston know that you support our efforts to reinstate the club's skating program at the 6-7pm time slot on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


1. Speedskating sounds great! How do I sign up to join the club?

First off, please sign the petition to ensure that the club times will be available when the regular season starts in September. Ready to start now? Come to our summer hours, Thursdays from 6:15 - 7:30 at Robert Crown. Any age and skating level is welcome, we have skates for you, and your first session is free.

2. I don't get it? Why are the specific times so important?

Like any sport, the key to success is regular practice and coaching. In the past three years the growth of the club and the success of its skaters has been jeopardized due to the irregular times and days assigned to us at the Robert Crown Center. To grow the club, best support our skaters and remain competitive with other regional clubs, we need the Tuesday /Thursday 6-7pm slot that the club held for decades.

3. I love speedskating, but want to enjoy it from a seated position

You're in luck, it's an Olympic year! The winter Olympics take place February, 2018 in South Korea. The ENSSC will be hosting a watching party to cheer on our own Shani Davis from Evanston - stay tuned for details.

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