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Does pure hockey sharpen figure skates?

Yes. New figure skates need to be sharpened. When the brand is shipping the skates, they send dull blades so that there is no issue when in transit and there are no injuries when they are shipped. They are not sharp when sent, so you need to sharpen them before you begin skating.

Subsequently, do you sharpen figure skates the same as hockey skates? Not because they are doing it on purpose, but because hockey skates and figure skates require a much different type of sharpening. It is important that you always get your figure skates sharpened by a professional figure skate sharpener.

Also, does pure hockey sharpen skates for free? What are they? Pure Hockey believes in making your time in our store an experience. Every store offers the chance to purchase a Breakaway Rewards membership, free WiFi, and a service center for getting your skates sharpened or fixed.

Likewise, how can I sharpen my hockey skates at home?

Similarly, do new ice skates come sharpened? In sum, new pairs of skates do not come sharpened (unless request). The first skate sharpening after you buy them is also critical to their effectiveness on the ice. So, don’t rush out onto the ice with your new pair of skates. Take the time to sharpen them first so your skates have edges.

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What is the standard skate sharpening?

The normal range for this is ⅜” to ¾”, although higher or lower hollows are occasionally seen. Typically, skate shops will do 1/2”, 5/8”, or 7/16” hollow as a default if they aren’t given any specific instructions.

How do you sharpen hockey skates?

Are hockey skates harder than figure skates?

Hockey skates have a shorter, more curved blade which allows for more power to be generated and quicker turns but can make it harder to balance. With no toe pick, there is no risk of tripping, but also nothing to stop you from falling forward.

How can you tell if ice skates need sharpened?

What is the difference between ice skates and figure skates?

The main difference in design between ice skates and hockey skates are the length of the blade and the figure skates’ toe pick. If you just want to learn to skate, figure skates are more learner friendly.

Can ice skates be too sharp?

While your skates can never be too sharp, they can certainly be too dull and that can take a whole lot of fun out of the game. For those skaters who do feel their skates are too sharp at times, we recommend reviewing our post on selecting an ROH. You should experiment with a slightly shallower radius.

Can you return skates at Pure Hockey?

Yes! If you are unsatisfied with a product, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund, excluding hockey sticks, hockey shafts, replacement stick blades, jocks, custom items and apparel. I have baked and/or sharpened my skates.

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How often should hockey skates be sharpened?

The rule of thumb is to sharpen ice skates after every 15-20 hours of use. This is typical for athletes who play hockey or figure skate multiple times on a weekly basis.

How often should figure skates be sharpened?

Generally skates should be sharpened every 20-40 skating hours. This depends on a few different factors such as how many times a week a skater is on the ice, which elements the skater is working on, and the build of the skater.

Can Sparx sharpen figure skates?

Can you sharpen figure skates? Yes. We offer a figure skate adapter for $99.99. With the figure skate adapter in place, Sparx can sharpen most traditional, flat-sided blades.

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