Skate Sharpening Services
Regular Sharpening $8.00
10 Pack of Sharpenings $60.00
Z-Channel Deep Grove $20.00
Zuperior Profiling $25.00 (Quad 0 or Quad 1 - Elipse XXS, XS, Zero)
We also replace Skate Blades with either Step Steel or BladeTech and do repairs to skate rivets on holders.
September 5, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Monday 4:00 - 7:30
Tuesday 4:00 - 7:30
Wednesday 4:00 - 7:30
Thursday 4:00 - 7:30
Saturday 10:00 - 1:00
May 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
Wednesday 4:00 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 1:00
During summer months on the Closed days, skates can be left one day and picked up the next.
Skating is the most important factor for improving overall skills in any Ice Skating Sport. The potential of skate sharpening has been widely overlooked. By eliminating sharpening errors, players can make significant progress in their skating performance.
We use the ProSharp skate sharpening system. With the new emphasis on speed, agility and skills, The Pure Edge gives you perfectly sharpened skates - a key tool to help you compete and succeed.
With this skate sharpening technology it allows The Pure Edge to profile and sharpen your skates so you can maximize control, acceleration and speed.
* More Powerful Strides and better Glide
* Higher Speed, Less Fatique, and improved 2-way play
* Better Edge Control and Balance
* More Flexible Skating Maneuvers and Moves
* Improved Shooting
* Better Crossover Skating
Background of the Problems
In minor league hockey, parents search from pro-shop to pro-shop trying to find the perfect sharpener. Pro teams suffer from that coaches and equipment managers often not having time to implement a strategy for all aspects of skating, particularly skate sharpening. Many players, even Pro and AAA teams, use overworked blades or ”banana blades” at the cost of speed. New blades have an approximate 6-11 foot radius rocker profile depending on the skate model and size. This correlates to 38-52mm of blade to ice contact, which is not enough in the new NHL, where the most important asset is speed. Another limit is that the factory profile is intended to suit all players. Generally a factory profile works okay, but why not try a custom fit to achieve optimal advantage? In the same way a hockey player chooses their stick, they should also be able to try out skate blades. When children start skating at 4-6 years of age, the factory profile of 26-32 mm of blade to ice contact is too short. The young player’s balance and agility is developing, and therefore it is difficult to learn to skate well. You can see that their effort is spent on trying to stand up instead of developing a good skating posture and stride. Contouring of a radius rocker of 12-13 ft, which gives more blade contact, 54-56 mm to the ice, will make “learn to skate” more effective and fun.
Quad Radius Profiles
Quad profiles are designed with four different radii's which are strategically placed on the same blade profile to provide perfect blade contact with the ice in ALL situations. Each section of the blade has a radius that is optimized for its specific use. The front of the blade has a smaller radius to promote quick steps during acceleration. The next section is optimized for mobility. The middle of the blade has a slightly longer radius for speed and glide. The back of the blade has a larger radius for stability.
Prosharp recommends a quad profile for players who need to cover a lot of ice. It is the ideal profile for centers and defense. You will feel balanced on your skates when transitioning from gliding to striding. This profile maximizes full stride length. See more details on quad radius templates.
Notable players who have been known to skate on a Prosharp Quad profile are Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, and John Taveras.
One of the most popular Quad profiles is the Prosharp Quad 0, also known as Bauer’s Power Profile. Watch Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks on the ice testing this profile. See what version of the Prosharp Quad profile that comes on skates labeled with the Power Profile?
Quad templates have a built in forward pitch by moving the blades pivot point to the rear. Quad 3XS moves the pivot point 12 mm, Quad XXS moves the pivot point 15 mm, Quad XS moves the pivot point 17 mm, and Quad Zero, Quad 0.5, Quad I, and Quad II move the pivot point 20 mm. The pitch of profiles can be customized from neutral to the skaters preference.
Quad 3XS (4-5-7-10 ft, 212-221, 12mm pitch)
Quad XXS (5-7-9-11 ft, 230-238, 15mm pitch)
Quad XS (6-8-11-12 ft, 246-254, 17mm pitch)
Quad Zero (6-9-11-13 ft, 221-263, 20mm pitch)
Quad 0.5 (8-10-12-14 ft, 246-280, 20mm pitch)
Quad I (6-9-12-15 ft, 254-280, 20mm pitch)
Quad II (7-10-13-16 ft, 263-296, 20mm pitch)
The Prosharp ELLIPSE were released during October 2020. The new profiles revolutionize profiling by transferring the shape of an ellipse to the blade. This is a paradigm shift where we're going from radius profiling, which was introduced in the late 80's, to ellipse profiling. The focus is on providing the skater with the most DYNAMIC and SEAMLESS skating experience as possible. Combine maximum POWER with hyperlight AGILITY! The key feature is the seamlessness of the profiles. This gives the skater the feeling that they always have the optimal ice contact for each on-ice action.
Ellipse profiles have pitch built in by moving the blades pivot point to the rear. Senior profiles (0, 1, and 2) move the pivot point of 20 mm. Ellipse XS moves the pivot point 17 mm. Ellipse XXS moves the pivot point 15 mm. Ellipse 3XS moves the pivot point 12 mm. The pitch of profiles can be customized to neutral or to the skaters preference.
While Prosharp is not releasing the detailed specifications for Ellipse profiles the descriptions below should serve as a guide. In general, the Ellipse Zero shape will be closest to a circle of all the profiles and will have less ice contact than the Ellipse II. The Ellipse Zero will have more agility than the Ellipse II. As a recommendation if you skate on a Quad 0 then you should most likely start out by trying the Ellipse Zero. If you’re currently on a Quad 0, would like to move to the Ellipse and have more stability (ice contact) than try the Ellipse I. However, these are just recommended starting points. Contact us for a consultation if you have any questions.
Ellipse 3XS (Skate sizes 212-221, 12 mm pitch)
Ellipse XXS (Skate sizes 230-238, 15 mm pitch)
Ellipse XS (Skate sizes 246-254, 17 mm pitch)
Ellipse Zero - Elliptic value closest to zero (a circle) – also meaning it’s the shortest profile of them all. Currently making it the most agile in the series, while packing the dynamic punch that all Ellipse profiles do. We've taken inspiration from the Quad Zero on this one, making it best suited for skate sizes 7-8 (only a recommendation). (Skate sizes 263-272, 20 mm pitch)
Ellipse I - The in-betweener. Best suited for skate sizes 9-10 (only a recommendation) (Skate sizes 280-288, 20 mm pitch)