NEVER store your blades in hard guards – they hold moisture and are an almost guaranteed to rust your blades. Guards are for protection while walking, and soakers are for protection during storage.
If you’re looking for the right place to get your blades sharpened, there are a couple of options.
Make an appointment over at Ice Rink Engineering, who has been offering this service since 1962. The staff there offers most any type of service for boots/blades and are constantly sharpening blades with all custom radius concaves. This service is provided to a wide range of clients including local skaters. In some cases they are able to complete a sharpening while you wait! You or your skaters must call ahead to make an appointment. All services performed must be paid with cash or check – credit cards will no longer be accepted. Please make checks out to Tami Crane and for cash, please provide exact change. Skate sharpening is $16.00 per pair
The second option is Charlie over at the Pavilion! He can sharpen your blades just the way you want them. Please make sure you write on the tag “For Charlie Only”.
Below is the various depths you can get your blades sharpened at so that you know what to ask for. Most commonly requested, are the last three pictured below.