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How Much is a Sharpening?

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09-06-2009, 12:19 PM
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When I played, I got my skates sharpened maybe twice a year. I worked at the rink, so it was free, but about half the time I was unhappy with the job they did. I was on the ice between 1 and 4 times a week, and I would get burrs and just overall poor sharpenings, so I stopped getting them done. Worked much better for me.

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or $8 for a 27 year old.
haha i get 6

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4$ to 5,50$ CAD here depending on the place.

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My brother works at a sports shop so I get them for free. But it would be 5$ CAD otherwise.

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At the local sports store it's $5 for a sharpening or $40 for a 10 sharpen card ($4/sharpen). There's a guy I play hockey with though that knows a guy who sharpens skates for professional hockey players and was apparently the team sharpener for the USA international team at one point that charges $8/sharpen. He's absolutely amazing but I only see him once a week and skate twice a week so I can't get them sharpened with that guy. It's definitely worth the $3-4 extra dollars though, and I love the guy that does them for me now, that's how amazing the person who does them for the pros is.

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09-06-2009, 05:41 PM
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I work at Ice Rink and actually sharpen a lot of the skates, and we charge $7 a sharpening.

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09-07-2009, 12:18 AM
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I live in NYC so the sharpenings are expensive. Figure 11-12 bucks for a teenager at the rink to sharpen your skates, but I go to West Side Skates (www.wsskates.com) where it's $16.50...expensive, but these guys do a really amazing job.
I don't care how good a job they do..16.50 is plain robbery to get a damn skate sharpening.

The place near me has the top of the line skate sharpening machine..they charge 8 bucks...you get a perfect sharpening every time. They pop the skate in the machine, and let it do its magic. No worry about some stupid high teenager messing it up doing it by hand.

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09-07-2009, 12:23 AM
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What shop do you go to? I play over in LIC & Lasker so I've been hiking down to West Side. Paragon is $11 and I'd rather pay extra to keep a small shop in business rather than a corporation.

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09-07-2009, 12:38 AM
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I don't care how good a job they do..16.50 is plain robbery to get a damn skate sharpening.

The place near me has the top of the line skate sharpening machine..they charge 8 bucks...you get a perfect sharpening every time. They pop the skate in the machine, and let it do its magic. No worry about some stupid high teenager messing it up doing it by hand.
A good hand sharpening is better then machine ones, and will eat up less steel. Yeah, the machine will be more consistent, but it's not going to be as good as a good human.

But if you don't have anyone you trust with your skates, I guess it's a good option.

Oh, and NYC or not, $16 is a ripoff. Wheels and diamond dressers don't cost any more in NYC.

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or $8 for a 27 year old.
Yes but half the time you're closed, half the time you can't do it, and half the time it's not great.

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it cost me $800. for unlimited sharpenings for life.(yes i bought my own machine)
i have 3 kids playing hockey/ringette ,so it was very worth it.

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it cost me $800. for unlimited sharpenings for life.(yes i bought my own machine)
i have 3 kids playing hockey/ringette ,so it was very worth it.
I pay $6 about once per week.

How long did it take you to master the art of sharpening a skate?

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i've never payed anything other than 5 bucks

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Yes but half the time you're closed, half the time you can't do it, and half the time it's not great.
greatest customer math ever.

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I don't care how good a job they do..16.50 is plain robbery to get a damn skate sharpening.

The place near me has the top of the line skate sharpening machine..they charge 8 bucks...you get a perfect sharpening every time. They pop the skate in the machine, and let it do its magic. No worry about some stupid high teenager messing it up doing it by hand.
and if the machine hiccups?



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A good hand sharpening is better then machine ones, and will eat up less steel. Yeah, the machine will be more consistent, but it's not going to be as good as a good human.

But if you don't have anyone you trust with your skates, I guess it's a good option.

Oh, and NYC or not, $16 is a ripoff. Wheels and diamond dressers don't cost any more in NYC.

Agreed on man vs. machine and on $16.50 being excessive. The only other time I've seen it that much is for pro figure skate blades. That said, WSS does an excellent job and they have very, very loyal customers due to their customer care.

However, wheels and diamonds are not more expensive, but rent sure as hell is.

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Paragon is $11 and I'd rather pay extra to keep a small shop in business rather than a corporation.
more than a few times I have seen work done by Paragon that just infuriates me. I've often see that the skate still has cross-grind marks left on them. Basically the sharpening the edges have not been established and the sharpening is not done. WSS would never let the skate leave their hands with it like that, I'm positive of that.

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$8, but we stake our reputation on it. People come from Orlando just to get them done.

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in Northern VA it's about 10.

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$5 at the shop, $8 at the rink to get it done right then.

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09-08-2009, 09:41 AM
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If your in the Oshawa area; i suggest going to Procuts. they do a fabulous job. You will notice the difference for sure; not too sure the price of it...dont think its too much more expensive than other places.

http://www.pro-cut.ca/

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If your in the Oshawa area; i suggest going to Procuts. they do a fabulous job. You will notice the difference for sure; not too sure the price of it...dont think its too much more expensive than other places.

http://www.pro-cut.ca/
do they manually sharpen the skates or is it all done by machine? their page didn't make it clear. Either way, I couldn't agree more about the temperature of the blade during sharpening being critical.

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do they manually sharpen the skates or is it all done by machine? their page didn't make it clear. Either way, I couldn't agree more about the temperature of the blade during sharpening being critical.
the guy manually does it, right in front of you. Its just a little place; but the guy must do it right and have quite a bit of a reputation...now it seems that he opened another location; however, its better when you get em done by the owner.


btw has anyone been to pro hockey life.....holy crap that place is amazing. They just opened a new location up in Whitby(near where i live) and they literally have everything. Bought some nice maple leafs rbk socks, there damn sweet.

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