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Jyrki21 01-23-2008 01:52 PM

OT: Skate sharpening in Ottawa
 
Do any of you know of a place to get my skates sharpened here? (Preferably in Sandy Hill or not too far therefrom -- at worst downtown).

Thanks!

SilverSeven 01-23-2008 01:54 PM

lol. There are easily hundreds of places.

Almost any arena, any Canadian Tire, and sports store worth its salt

Jyrki21 01-23-2008 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverSeven (Post 12170817)
lol. There are easily hundreds of places.

Almost any arena, any Canadian Tire, and sports store worth its salt

Problem is there's none of those in Sandy Hill that I know of, hence why I'm asking. :)

Do you know if the Home Hardware in the Market does it?

Redden Punches Faces* 01-23-2008 01:57 PM

I'm sure you can get your skates sharpened at the UofO sports complex.

MuffinMan* 01-23-2008 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jyrki21 (Post 12170854)
Problem is there's none of those in Sandy Hill that I know of, hence why I'm asking. :)

Do you know if the Home Hardware in the Market does it?

I'd call the store. I'm sure they'd be more helpful than this board.

Masterplan* 01-23-2008 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by MuffinMan15 (Post 12170973)
I'd call the store. I'm sure they'd be more helpful than this board.

I feel slighted. :(

Silvercup Returns 01-23-2008 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MuffinMan15 (Post 12170973)
I'd call the store. I'm sure they'd be more helpful than this board.

Ouch.

U of O does it.

Pancakes Pancakes 01-23-2008 02:11 PM

There's a figure 8 boutique at the U of O sports complex.

Now...you are asking where to sharpen, but do you want it done properly? That's a whole other issue. I lived downtown and there's not a place that sharpens well in the downtown core. If you can drive to other areas I have plenty of good recommendations.

MuffinMan* 01-23-2008 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Masterplan (Post 12170998)
I feel slighted. :(

I'm sorry, I know that was the least helpful thing I could have said.
I'll try again....
The phone number is 233-5601 for the home hardware in the market :)

Seriously though, I think the sandy hill rink or ottawa u sports complex both do it.

Legend Killer 01-23-2008 02:14 PM

The best skate sharpenings Ive gotten have been from the guy at Minto Arena...he takes his time and does a really good job

SilverSeven 01-23-2008 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Legend Killer (Post 12171145)
The best skate sharpenings Ive gotten have been from the guy at Minto Arena...he takes his time and does a really good job

Yep he is great....but go when you have time. He takes about 15 minutes to do it, and there is often a line. You can easily wait over an hour for your skates.

slamigo 01-23-2008 02:34 PM

all I know is that most places don't do it correctly. I swear that sometimes my skates feel more dull after a sharpening...

DuckedUpOnQuack 01-23-2008 02:35 PM

The UofO skate sharpening is mediocre at best. I had it done there a few weeks ago and the next game I played I was losing my edge fairly consistently. Didn't stay sharp for long either.

emo 01-23-2008 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Legend Killer (Post 12171145)
The best skate sharpenings Ive gotten have been from the guy at Minto Arena...he takes his time and does a really good job

I agree 100 per cent. He's the best. I bought my last pair of skates at valiquette and figured I'd get them sharpened while I was there. It was the worst cut I've ever had. I could hardly stay on my feet. I was playing at Minto so I took them straight to him and he used his measuring device. He looked at me and asked if I had just tried playing on them. I said, "yes." He replied, "How did you stand up." "I didn't," I said. He fixed them and it was like night and day. I haven't played at Minto in a year, which was not coincidentally my last sharpening. I badly need it done, but haven't had the chance to drive out there.

The point of my rambling is that you should go to Minto.

billpo 01-23-2008 02:49 PM

I'm pretty sure Sany hill Arena has a guy who sharpens skates.

Jyrki21 01-23-2008 02:50 PM

Thanks for all your help.

No car, so I'll try the UOttawa sports complex.

Pancakes Pancakes 01-23-2008 02:52 PM

I play at the Minto too...the guy is one of the best, but very unreliable when it comes to actually being there at the hours he has posted!
There's a couple places in Barrhaven that are very good too. Overtime Sports Repair and Mega City Promotions on Greenbank Rd. in Barrhaven. The guys used to own a Houle sports and he does an excellent job.

SilverSeven 01-23-2008 02:55 PM

BK Sports repair right near Minto is great as well if Minto is closed/long line.

Pancakes Pancakes 01-23-2008 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverSeven (Post 12171760)
BK Sports repair right near Minto is great as well if Minto is closed/long line.

I have to disagree....they used to be good when they did it by hand. They've been using an automatic machine now, and have moved to Bantree Rd for a few years now.

spare parts 04-09-2009 11:38 AM

Looking for the best place in the West End during the summer period.

My regular shop closes during the summer.

Thanks

spare parts 04-12-2009 05:58 PM

Skate sharpening in Ottawa
 
I guess there's nobody watching.

Well, my regular shop is the skate shop at the Dulude Arena in Carlington park.

The guy is consistent, by himself and has nobody to blame.

He has built the business on word of mouth and has become a menace to the local guy, Valiquette sports.

Anyway, he closes at the end of March because the city closes the rink.

I have tried figure 8, Westboro sports and a few others at the rinks I play in the summer and I can't get the kind of consistency I get from this guy.

So aside from having to drive to Kanata and visit Woody at Play-it-again-Sports, were could I go to get my blades done.

Thanks,

J

operasen 04-15-2009 11:00 AM

Make the effort this summer and get to Windsor. This guy is phenomenal and uses different ideas about the techniques.

I found this old article.

http://www2.canada.com/windsorstar/n...a-407fc3b897e2

Pancakes Pancakes 04-15-2009 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by operasen (Post 19066698)
Make the effort this summer and get to Windsor. This guy is phenomenal and uses different ideas about the techniques.

I found this old article.

http://www2.canada.com/windsorstar/n...a-407fc3b897e2

Megacity Promotions in Barrhaven uses this guy's Maximum Edge technique...

CheeseSandwich* 04-15-2009 02:06 PM

Some of the old rinks I play at have these coke machines that you can put your skates into and it will sharpen them for you. I usually just use these. Seems to work fine.

Mind you I'm no Glenn Frey.

spare parts 06-02-2009 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Sexytime Explosion (Post 19069019)
Megacity Promotions in Barrhaven uses this guy's Maximum Edge technique...

Thanks,

I have met him and he is next to where I play in then summer.

Have used him already and I am somewhat happy. However, the consistency is not quite there. Looking forward to next September.

I have also tried Blades and Things on the corner of Slack and Merivale and he seems to be more consistent.

SP


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