Updated: Nov 23, 2020
The topic of this blog post is player skate
What is player skate sharpening?
Player skate sharpening involves reshaping the skate
blade to improve performance.
SkateWorks uses our own proprietary ICON skate
sharpening process. Nowhere else can you have the
precision, accuracy and consistency the ICON Skate
sharpening process delivers. The ICON skate sharpening
process is the most detailed sharpening process available
today because Perfection Makes a Difference! TM
The correct sharpening will improve your player skating
experience. The skater will notice having better balance
and control of their skates.
SkateWorks’ Icon player sharpening system has these
Inspection: the player skate is inspected for these items:
Check for nicks on the blades
Check for loose blades in holder
Excess wear on blades
Cracked blade holder
Loose or missing screws (if appropriate)
Loose or missing eyelets
Toe cap loose
Upon inspection SkateWorks will information the skater
of the need for repair, replacement or other remedies to
correct the issue or issues.
If necessary, we scrub excess rust off the blade.
Tightening blade screws (if available)
Stone the skate to reduce nicks and rolled edges
Straightening blades (if possible)
Sharpening the blade to customers request hollow
Finishing each blade
The proper sharpening gives the skater the precise
accurate, balanced, finely honed edge on the ice,
improving speed, balance and control.