OF YOUR SKATES:
- Skates should be sharpened approximately after 20 hours
of skating or at least once every 2 months.
- Skates should be sharpened by a recognized figure skate
- In most cases the type of sharpening that should be done
is called a combination sharpening. This type of sharpening
is acceptable for all disciplines of skating.
- There are other specialized sharpenings
that may be used as well.
- Please note you should always sharpen your skates no later
than 1 week before any competition, carnival or test day.
- Rubber skate guards should always be used when you are
walking on your skates off of the ice surface. These guards
should never be left on your skates for extended periods of
time. This will cause your blades to rust and this will ruin
- After you have finished skating always thoroughly dry your
blades and boots with a soft absorbent cloth or a chamois.
- When storing your skates always use cloth skate guards
to help prevent your blades from rusting.
- Never leave your skates in a locker or a bag. This will
not allow the skates to dry properly and will cause the boot
to become moldy and/or break down very quickly. Instead always
bring your skates home take them out of the bag and let them
dry at room temperature.