Local costs for ice time/pickup games/skate sharpening
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03-11-2013, 06:14 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
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On Long Island all the pickup/open hockey sessions I've seen and been to have been between $15-$25 with most of them being towards the latter.
My LHS charges $10 for a sharpening but I think it can be had for cheaper than that, I just trust the guys there and have a relationship so I spend a few extra bucks.
I never found cheaper for $10. Maybe like 5-10 years ago it was $8 but now its all $10. Worst part, is I have found only 1 guy who can do it good.
I believe he owns the Parkwood rink but was working at the Hockey Underground in Melville. He immediately talks to me about whats wrong with my blade, knows all about it, real professional and has never done me wrong. Gave me a ton of good advice.
But I went back to Hockey underground when he left, they are horrible. Messed up mine and my friends skates 2x in a row. Went over to a differ rink, she fixed all the previous issues and cut it well. My friends, she messed up even worse. And he still cant find someone to fix the edges. I think finaly he went over to ice works and the boss over there fixed it up. But I had him once and wasnt so solid.
Basically, you have only 4-5 guys in all of long island who are good and consistent. Everyone else is a kid who gets paid minimum wage to cut the skates without caring how to fpropelry do it and get it done asap
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