Do Your Skates Need A Little Extra Care?
At the Ice Barn we offer two different styles of skate sharpening, thanks to our Blackstone Machine. The traditional Radius of Hollow (ROH) and the newer Flat Bottom V (FBV).
Radius of Hollow Sharpenings (ROH)
Flat Bottom Sharpenings (FBV)
We offer all ROH Hollows from 1&1/2 to 5/16. We offer FBV Hollows 95/50, 90/1, 100/50, and 100/75
Skate Sharpening and Repair Services?
This steel has significant rust buildup from improper drying of the skate. This will effect the performance of the skate. This is an easy and avoidable fix.
This is the rusty skate after being sharpened.. The goal is to have a smooth mirror like finish.
Notice how one side of the level is higher than the other? This can dramatically effect the way the skates feel on the ice. The skater may describe their skates as such: "slipping" "loosing an edge". Once again this is an easy fix for our experienced sharpeners!
Same skates from picture 3. This is how your edges should look after being sharpened! Inside and outside edges are the same height.
This is a very poor skate sharpening finish. You can see the waves and discoloration of the steel. This will cause more friction and a rough feel for the ice.
Velcro wore out on the tongue. Stitched it in place with a sewing awl
These were ice hockey skates. We took off the old holders and then installed the inline chassis. We can do the same for Marsblades.
Any cracked holder should be replaced because it can cause unwanted flexion and improper feel when skating.
This holder is not safe. This picture was taken half way though the replacement process. You can see that the rivets are popped out.
Completed Conversion (Side)
This is a side profile of the completed conversion and holder upgrade. Holder conversions can be a more cost efficient option than buying new skates. If your boots still have life we can easily replace the holders for you. Or if you want Bauer LS Edge Tuuks on your new CCM Jetspeed 4 Pro skates we can defiantly do that here!
Completed Conversion (Bottom)
This is the bottom of the completed conversion. You can see the new rivets and coppers. This conversion took longer because the manufacture holes and the new holder holes did not line up, some drilling was required.
Ultrastop Shot Blocker Side
Ultrastop Shot Blockers are extremely customizable on where the customer would like it placed.
Ultrastop Shot Blocker Width
You can see how low profile the Ultrastop Shot Blockers are.
Ultrastop Shot Blocker Tongue
Ultrastop Shot Blocker can be placed on tongues to help prevent lace bite as well.
Skate Sharpening Cards
We are excited to announce our skate sharpening card program. You will be able to purchase ten skate sharpenings for $100 and receive the eleventh sharpening for free. We will keep track of all of the cards and sharpenings so you do not have to. We will also have your skate, desired hollow, and contact information on the card. If there are any urgent repairs that need to be done to the skate(s) we will do so and you can settle any repair costs before you purchase your next sharpening card. There will be a nine-month expiration on all cards. We recommend that you get your skates sharpened every eight to twelve hours on the ice. The skate sharpening card can only be used for one pair of skates. You cannot have a “family” skate sharpening card.