At Front Row Sports we believe that skate sharpening is much more than simple maintenance. Skate sharpening is a precise procedure, and greatly affects the athlete’s connection to his or her playing surface. Each sharpening is customized based on the athlete’s weight, skating style, and outside weather temperature. For example, if the skater is a heavy individual with a hard stride, he or she will need less of an edge than will a skater who is lighter on their feet, as more pressure will be transferred from their bodies to the ice. Our experts will work with you to make sure you’re ready to play your best.
Regular sharpening: $8.00
This is a traditional skate sharpening method, which uses a grinding stone to create a groove or hollow between the edges of the blade. We buy spinners for our regular sharpening to ensure each customer gets the exact same hollow – regardless of which technician is sharpening at the time.
flat bottom v sharpening: $8.00
Flat bottom sharpening offers the benefit of being with less friction, but the same amount of sharpness, which equals greater glide with the same edge. The flat bottom shape of the blade allows the skate to glide across the top of the ice rather than cut through it. This reduces drag and helps increase speed.
contour sharpening: $30.00
Body Balance Contouring involves shaping the radius of the skate blade differently for each individual, according to his or her body type. Height, weight, age, arm length, leg shape, foot position, position played, skate manufacturer and boot size are all taken into consideration.
What are the benefits? The benefits of a body balance contour are a more balanced, comfortable skater with a stronger stride and smoother glide on the ice.
Repairs and Custom Upgrades:
Sometimes things break. Whether you need a new helmet strap or a new skate eyelet, we’re here to help keep your equipment performing its best. We can also adjust your current equipment to make sure that it’s fitting properly—even if you bought it somewhere else. Custom-fitted equipment makes all the difference in any sport, and we have the experience and the resources to take your gear and make sure you’re getting the most out of it.
Skate holder installation:
other examples of repairs and Custom upgrades:
Skate adjustments to correct for leg length discrepancy
Baseball glove repairs
Goalie pad repairs
Anything, just ask!