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Waterloo Bike Shop - Skate Sharpening

Skate Sharpening at Waterloo Bike Shop

Because to Skate Your Best, You Have to be Able to Rely on Your Blades...

Whether you're a figure skater or a hockey player, good skate sharpening is one of the best kept secrets to peak performance. After all, you need to feel confident that the flow of the blade is smooth and easy.

If you're a figure skater, you're judged on your ability to control your edges--something that skate sharpening directly affects. Good skate sharpening can mean the difference between hitting or missing a jump...or even winning or losing a competition!

In hockey, the right sharpening can allow you to elude checks better, score more goals, make more steals--even make the team or get a starting position!

Waterloo Bike Shop has sharpened for the Primeau Hockey School and their instructors – we have had the good fortune to have trained with Sidney Broadbent whom has been branded the father or pioneer of skate sharpening. This intense training has enabled us to gain powerful knowledge on the most advanced sharpening techniques...top-tier information that we pass on to ALL of our clients.

Don't settle for a standard one-size-fits-all sharpening. Choose a professional, custom sharpening from Waterloo Bike Shop that allows you to specify individual preferences for depth of hollow, radius, and profile. Waterloo Bike Shop offers both classic Radius of Hollow (ROH) and the new Flat Bottom V (FBV) so you can choose the sharpening that best suits your skating style for maximum performance!

Oh, and if you're not sure what to request? Let our experienced technicians give you custom recommendations based on your level of skating, the ice conditions you skate on, personal preference, blade type, and more.

Remember: to skate your best, you have to be able to rely on your skates. Waterloo Bike Shop custom sharpening system gives you a consistent result, EVERY TIME!


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