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Figure Skates

 

Handy Tips for Care of Skates

Always wear guards when not on the ice, even on rubber matting.

Always remove guards before storing skates. Dry blades and sole plate completely with a towel. Store skates without the hard guards. Use soft guards when skates are in a bag to protect the blades.

Always unlace skates sufficiently before removing them or else you will destroy your skates by ripping the back seam.

Store skates in an area where fresh air can circulate around them. They should not be left in a bag, locker or near a radiator.

 

Frequency of Skate Sharpening and other Facts

The following outlines general guidelines that you may follow:

Beginners:

Skating 1 day/week – sharpen skates every 2-3 months

Skating 2 days/week – sharpen skates every 6 weeks to 2 months

Advanced:

Skates should be sharpened after 20-30 hrs of skating

Other factors to consider when determining the frequency of sharpening are:

Condition of ice – skating at outdoor public rinks may dull/nick blades quicker

Damaged edges – blade may be accidentally be nicked due to various reasons

Skater preference – some skaters prefer very sharp or duller blades

 

  

Figure Skate sharpening companies

Use a good figure skate sharpening company. The club recommends below:

Sharpening/Equipment information:

Jake’s Figure Skate Sharpening
(905)889-3276
j_brunott@hotmail.com
Appointments Recommended
14 Essex Avenue, Unit 28, Thornhill, ON L3T 3Z1

Figure Skating Boutique
(416)225-1377

Mara Boutique
(416)690-0736

Esta Figure Skating Boutique
(905) 330-2126