This page is here to answer some of the questions you may have around skate sharpening at MRC.
We have a 24 hour turnaround policy for skate sharpening but we are often able to sharpen skates as soon as they are dropped off (not guaranteed). It usually takes approximately 5-10 minutes to sharpen skates as long as we have someone available on duty.
Generally skates should be sharpened after 7-9 hours of use but can dull quicker or slower depending on a variety of factors.
Standard Sharpening Cost: $8
Custom Profile Cost: $30
(Profiling occurs the Second Friday of every month, you must indicate what profile you would like on your skates (7', 9', 11', or 13') as well as what pitch (Standard, Forward, Defensive).
Skate Guidelines & Helpful Information
All new ice skates should be sharpened before use.
To prevent rust on the blades always dry skate blades before putting away.
It is always a good idea to wear skate guards when off the ice.
Do NOT step on tile or concrete with your skates on, this will dull the blade.
If you plan to go pond skating, you will most likely need to sharpen your skates before going back to rink skating as the dust and dirt captured in the ice dulls skates quickly.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO SHARPEN MY SKATES?
There are a variety of ways to know when it’s time to sharpen your skates. The primary way to know is if you feel like you are slipping or sliding when trying to push out, stop or turn. You can always ask one of our Arena Staff members and they will let you know if your skates need to be sharpened.